House Trained Worker

Recruiter
CENTREPOINT
Location
Lancashire
Salary
20616.00 GBP Annual
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Closes
15 Aug 2017
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding new job? A fantastic opportunity has come up on our House Trained Service in Manchester. The job involves running a course for young people who are living in supported accommodation, assessing their needs and any risks they may present with and working in a person centred way to ensure that each young person has the best chance to complete the course.

Successful applicants will have:

  • An understanding of the needs of homeless young people
  • A proven track record of engaging positively with vulnerable young people and young people presenting in crisis
  • Experience of identifying support needs and risk indicators in relation to young people and the ability to work with young people in group settings
  • A comprehensive understanding of safeguarding issues in relation to young people and experience of following safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Experience of providing housing, employment, health and welfare benefits advice to young people, and delivering this information in group settings
  • Good IT skills (experience of using Microsoft Office and ability to learn to use specialist in house programs)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and local authority practice in relation to vulnerable young people with a specific focus on the Housing Act
  • An ability to manage a challenging workload to meet a range of conflicting deadlines.

You will be required to work closely with the young people, and should be an excellent communicator with an approachable nature. You must be capable of dealing with the young people in a calm and understanding manner, both on a one to one basis and in group settings.

We seek to challenge discrimination and are committed to fairness and equality. We especially welcome applications from anyone with direct experience of being homeless or using young people's services.

Successful applicants will have:

  • An understanding of the needs of homeless young people
  • A proven track record of engaging positively with vulnerable young people and young people presenting in crisis
  • Experience of identifying support needs and risk indicators in relation to young people and the ability to work with young people in group settings
  • A comprehensive understanding of safeguarding issues in relation to young people and experience of following safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Experience of providing housing, employment, health and welfare benefits advice to young people, and delivering this information in group settings
  • Good IT skills (experience of using Microsoft Office and ability to learn to use specialist in house programs)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and local authority practice in relation to vulnerable young people with a specific focus on the Housing Act
  • An ability to manage a challenging workload to meet a range of conflicting deadlines.

You will be required to work closely with the young people, and should be an excellent communicator with an approachable nature. You must be capable of dealing with the young people in a calm and understanding manner, both on a one to one basis and in group settings.

For further information and to apply, please visit our jobs page:

We seek to challenge discrimination and are committed to fairness and equality. We especially welcome applications from anyone with direct experience of being homeless or using young people's services.

This is a temporary post for approximately 3 months. Full-time hours are 37.5 hours per week