City of London, London
Up to £28,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Housing Advocacy and Sustainment Worker
London, SE1
Up to £28,000 per annum

We are Safer London, the leading London charity working to prevent and address gang violence, vulnerability and exploitation amongst young people. We were born in 2005, set up with a grant from the Metropolitan Police Authority to support young people at risk of crime.

At Safer London, we believe every young person should be able to live free from exposure to gangs, exploitation and crime and we put this into action by reaching out to London’s most vulnerable and exploited young people to prevent them from slipping through the net.

Are you an experienced practitioner with a track record of supporting young people in a housing context who are affected by violence, exploitation or both?

We are looking for a Housing Advocacy and Sustainment Worker to provide advice and advocacy to young people supported by Safer London.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to help young people increase their awareness of accommodation availability and improve housing access.

Amongst your core responsibilities, you will:

- Manage a caseload of young people in need of housing
- Advocate on behalf of young people where necessary with other organisations to ensure services are fulfilling their duties in relation to their housing needs
- Offer advice appointments at appropriate venues
- Work closely with, and provide regular updates to, Caseworkers
- Assess, monitor and review the young person’s needs and risks and provide appropriate support to them
- Attend multi-agency meetings
- Complete action plan reviews
- Record cases and update them regularly

If you are flexible, innovative and passionate about your work, then we want to hear from you.

Safer London values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

Safer London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.

To apply, please select the apply button shown and complete the online application form. Completed application forms must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 19th April 2020.

Interview dates or arrangements may be subject to change due to the ongoing current events. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Other organisations may call this role Housing Advocacy Worker, Practitioner, Young People’s Support Practitioner, Housing Support Advisor, Housing Advisor, Housing Support Officer, or Young Person’s Support Worker.
Posted on: 20 March 2020
Closed date: 09 April 2020
Job ref: HASW-Feb2020
Tags: Social Care/Development