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Young Person Supported Housing Officer - AL8 6HA

Reference

GL-PARA-YPSHO

Job Type

Permanent

Department

Care & Social Care

Location

AL8 6HA

The Vacancy

If you have experience in working with young people; whether that be in Education, Social Work, Youth Services or similar we’d be interested in hearing from you. 

Part of a well-established and successful team, the Supported Housing Officer role is based in Welwyn at our Foyer, which provides temporary supported accommodation for young single people between the ages of 16-25 years. In this role 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, building confidence & competence for people to be the best versions of themselves. Initiating targeted learning opportunities and involvement in Foyer community events, ensuring all aspects of housing licence management are met.

About you: Ideally with some relevant experience in a similar role; what’s most important is your affinity and ability to connect with young people, to understand and actively communicate, signpost and support. The work is rewarding as you will build relationships with our young people and support them in areas such as education, work, practical life skills ie budgeting, cooking, healthy living and independence, enabling them to thrive and unlock their full potential.

You will be a true team player, ideally with a good working knowledge and experience of benefits and eligibility and Local Authority partnering. You should be a strong confident & calm communicator who can deal with and defuse sometimes challenging situations. With a positive outlook, good problem-solving skills, persuasive, with the desire to believe in, empower and empathise with young people You should have an overriding passion to inspire and motivate vulnerable young people to reach their potential. A relevant qualification in support or working with young people is desirable, but attitude and aptitude are more important. Please note this post will requires a DBS check.

Working hours: We are really flexible with regard to working pattern; 37 hours p/w to be worked between the hours of 9am and 9.30pm Mon-Fri with voluntary weekend working. There is an on-call rota in which you will expected to participate one week in four (for which there is additional pay). You must have a current driving licence (preferably clean) and your own transport, there is free parking on site.

About us: We are a values-led ambitious organisation. We’re Best Companies 1 STAR accredited organisation in recognition of our high employee engagement and offer a welcoming and friendly environment. We employ around 550 people with an annual turnover in excess of £120m and manage in the region of 16,000 properties across the South-East of England, mainly in the Buckinghamshire area and surrounding counties.

We offer a very generous package including the following:

  • Holidays – 25 days to start (this rises with service to a maximum of 30 days) plus 3 paid days between Xmas and new year when we close plus the opportunity to buy up to another 5 days
  • Pension scheme: employee minimum contribution of 3% and Paradigm will contribute 7.5% or 9.5% depending on the employee’s contribution rate.
  • Car Leasing scheme (subject to conditions)
  • Annual Bonus potential
  • Professional Sponsorship Scheme (subject to conditions) and professional subscriptions paid
  • Family Friendly policies incl generous Paternity, Maternity, Shared parental and adoption leave, sabbaticals and more
  • Health Cash Plan – worth over £1,800 p/a includes Dental, Optical, Prescriptions and Flu jabs, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic therapy, Reflexology, Sports massage and more. It’s free to add up to 4 dependent children aged up to 24yrs (if in f/t education) and each child is entitled to 50% worth of your allowance for each category!
  • Up to 3 paid ‘Giving Back (Volunteer) days a year
  • Opportunities for career advancement – if that’s what you want and fine if you don’t
  • Social events, such as Quiz nights, Xmas Party, Summer BBQ (Covid permitting)

We support flexible ways of working and welcome applications from all sections of the communities we work in.

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