Work Placement Support Officer Job Advert
Centrepoint is the UKs leading charity for homeless young people aged 16 to 25 years that aims to give each person we support a future. Our vision is to end youth homelessness. While we pursue this vision, our immediate focus is on safeguarding, providing vulnerable young people with a place to call home and a chance to acquire the skills they need to build a better future. Centrepoint works directly in London, Yorkshire and the North East of England, and collaborates actively with similar organisations right across the UK.
Salary: £28,768 to £31,646
Location: London, Greater London, United Kingdom
We are looking for a Work Placement Support Officer with a proven track record of successfully supporting young people through all aspects of their work placements. The post holder will ensure a quality, uncompromising safeguarding offer is in place for standalone and traineeship placements. All contractual documentation to be completed accurately and in line with quality requirements.
The post holder will be the main contact for the placement provider and young person throughout the placement. Responsible for ensuring that the work placement experience is positive for all parties involved. To work with all stakeholders (including the wider CPWorks team) so that the maximum number of learners achieve an EET status and or qualification post programme/ placement. This role involves database management, face to face and telephone liaison at all levels, maintaining partnerships with all relevant external employers.
The successful candidate would ideally hold an NVQ 3 or other professional qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance or in a related field and with a strong knowledge of working in compliance with safer working guidance and legislation. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills, and the IT skills necessary to undertake all administrative and reporting requirements.
You will work closely with our Senior Jobs Broker, Trainers and our fundraising corporate team to match our young people to suitable placements, providing end-to-end support for young people and placement supervisors. You will ensure all our placements are risk assessed and provide a safe environment for the young person.
You will have strong knowledge and understanding of the importance of working in an equal opportunity and anti-oppressive framework and a willingness to put this in to practice.
Appointment to this post will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory criminal records check, satisfactory completion of references which covers a 5 year period and satisfactory checks of right to work documentation.