Property & Construction
Part of a well-established and successful team, the Supported Housing Officer (Maternity Cover - FTC) role is based at Welwyn Hatfield Foyer. The Foyer provides temporary supported accommodation for young single people between the ages of 16-25. ?As a Supported Housing Officer you will develop a targeted support plan for each young person you work with, focusing on all aspects of independent living skills and personal development. You will provide coaching, targeted learning opportunities and run Foyer community events and ensure all aspects of housing licence management are met. Given the nature of the role, you'll work with us on a rota between 9am and 9pm with on call duties outside of office hours one week in four. Occasional weekend working is also required. Please note that this role is subject to DBS check due to the nature of our work.
We are looking for an experienced supported housing officer and true team player with the skills to motivate young people and provide the support required to allow young residents to thrive and unlock their full potential. We’re looking for a supported housing expert with experience in, and a passion for, supporting and motivating vulnerable young people. You will have a positive outlook, be able to problem solve and negotiate as well as the ability to believe in, empower and empathise with young people whilst treating them with respect and honesty. Strong communication skills are essential, as is the confidence to deal with challenging situations involving vulnerable young people. We would value strong working knowledge and experience of working with LA benefit agencies and benefit eligibility. A relevant qualification in support or working with young people is preferred.
While we are looking for someone with the experience and skills listed above, we do have a comprehensive personal and professional development suite available to all of our employees. So not only is this a great opportunity to join a high performing and specialist team at a time when you can have a real and personal impact on the future success of our business, you can continue to grow and develop yourself, building an exciting/interesting/rewarding career with a growing business.
Where could this role take you?
Whilst this is not currently a permanent role, in a business our size and with the transformation we are going through, there is a possibility that this could either be extended, made permanent or other opportunities may arise. Many of our talented colleagues started at Paradigm as temporary/interim and have gone on to forge successful careers with us. However, if something longer term doesn’t materialise, you will still gain valuable experience which will add to your employability in this and similar fields.