Young People Support Worker - SE London Area Only

In this position, you will be required to:
- Hold a caseload of approximately 7 young people and undertake regular key working sessions resulting in agreed SMART Support Plans
- Complete comprehensive needs and risk assessments which focus on identifying appropriate move on accommodation
- Interview and comprehensively assess referrals to the project to ensure the criteria is met and suitable young people are accepted
- Once referrals are accepted to ensure new residents are made to feel comfortable and are given information concerning the building and other local services.
- Work with mediation or other social workers to enable young people to move back home if appropriate
- Support young people to identify opportunities for move-on to appropriate PRS, other supported, shared or self-contained accommodation and make appropriate referrals.
- Work with young people to identify activities that they would like to take part in, to prepare them for independence and move through
- Support young people that are ready to move into work, education or training by assisting them to access suitable courses or placements
- Ensure that safeguarding and addressing the immediate needs of the young person are paramount to service delivery

To apply for this role, you must have:
- Experience working with at-risk young adults in a residential setting and ability to demonstrate through practice how 'Every Child Matters' relates to the young people living in our accommodation
- An understanding and experience of applying effective ways of working with this client group, in particular YP's with mental health & attachment needs including emerging personality disorder & significant self harm.
- Experience of working in a recovery focused way and good understanding of the principles and how that can be related to risk & needs assessment, planning, goal setting, and reviewing with young people.
- Experience of working with young people to develop life skills and support their involvement in meaningful activity.
- Comprehension of welfare benefits for under 21's, rents and service charges
- An ability and willingness to work a rota that may include early starts & late finishes that will also covers weekdays, weekends & bank holidays.

Please note, this job does require you to have a valid DBS, dated within 1year.

If this sounds like the ideal job for you, please call Channa from Corus TODAY!!!

London, England, UK