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Support and Progression Officers

Westminster, Westminster, Greater London, United Kingdom (On-site)
£28000.00-£28000.00 per year
Job description

Contract: Permanent, Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £28,000 per annum

Closing Date: Tuesday 04th June 2024

About us

Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, is looking for experienced Support and Progression Officers to join our Berwick Street and Westminster Housing Support services based in Westminster. We help vulnerable young people by giving them the practical and emotional support they need to find a job and live independently. Together with our partners, we support thousands of homeless young people each year.

Berwick Street service is a high support needs 24hours service for people aged 16 to 25yrs. Many clients will be care leavers or have experienced homelessness.  

Our Westminster services is a low support service at the final stage of the Westminster’s Pathway. The service aim is to improve the life chances of single homeless or vulnerably housed young people, supporting them to develop independent living skills in supported temporary accommodation. The service works with young people in shared flats.

In this role you will:

  • Work face to face with young people and support them to achieve their goals and independence.
  • Work independently and as part of a team to ensure the highest possible standards of accommodation
  • Undertake initial and ongoing needs/risk assessments for young people
  • Manage your own caseload of young people, providing holistic support in line with their needs and aspirations
  • Liaise with multiple agencies to ensure effective communication across the service and externally including social work teams, YOS, health, and other statutory services and voluntary agencies
  • Make internal and external referrals to a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies for specialist support and Employment and Training opportunities
  • Support young people to manage their rent accounts through liaison with the DWP, Social Services and building their own personal budgeting skills

Why join Centrepoint?

In return for your efforts you’ll receive a competitive salary, excellent training and development, and a host of staff benefits including:

  • 25 days of annual leave per year, rising by one day per year to a maximum of 27 days
  • Healthcare cash plan (Cover the costs of a wide range of medical treatment including Dental, Optical, Complementary and Alternative therapies).
  • Private Medical insurance
  • Income protection
  • Employer pension contributions of 5%
  • Access to Cycle 2 Work loan scheme
  • An interest-free travel loan

At Centrepoint we challenge the discrimination within society that contributes to youth homelessness, and we are just as committed to fairness and equality within Centrepoint itself. We are passionate about ensuring all of our colleagues are made to feel included in the work we do and that we value the rich diversity within the organization.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, belief in any religion and none, gender identity, ethnic origin, class, sexuality, nationality, appearance, unrelated criminal activities, disability, responsibility for dependents, part time or shift workers, being HIV positive or living with AIDS, lived experience of homelessness or using young people’s services and any other matter which causes a person to be treated with injustice.

Centrepoint’s policy is to recruit, employ and promote people on the basis of their suitability for the work to be performed, and to this end, our aim is to ensure that all applicants, employees and volunteers receive equal treatment.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to join our team as a Support and Progression Officer click ‘Apply’ now!

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Centrepoint View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 21 May 2024
Closed date: 05 June 2024 at 00:04
Job ref: FI1056914WesSAPO
Tags: Support Worker, Housing Management