Greenwich, Greater London
Starting at £24,074 rising incrementally to £26,567 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you passionate about motivating NEET young people into Education, Employment or Training? 

Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

SHP (Single Homeless Project) is one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities and a dynamic and growing organisation changing 8,000 lives every year across London - from supporting people in crisis, to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with proven experience of working with young people, to stretch their skills and develop further into a specialist role.  

The role of Youth Opportunities Coordinator has been created as part of our newly restructured Greenwich Accommodation Service.  For this role you will have experience of working with young people aged 16-21, ideally in an accommodation setting.  You should also have (or have ability to develop) practical experience of group work, for a client group that might be resistant to engage or change.

Defined and developed through best practice, our Youth Opportunities Programme has been developed to initiate and support the process of change through workshops and sessions,  such as art and arts for therapy, sport & health as well as  wellbeing and life skills. The programme has elements which are accredited and tailored specifically towards moving NEET young people into employment, training and education.  

As the Coordinator, you will be developing and delivering programmes within the various services in Greenwich as well as working with the wider Opportunities team to build new content and share sessions which have achieved the best results.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a strong, committed and inspiring person who can motivate young people.
  • Has a creative, analytical and person-centred approach to working.
  • Can multi- task and manage working under pressure.
  • Has the ability to respond calmly to crisis and deal promptly, sensitively and safely with complex and challenging situations.
  • Has the ability to relate well to others, as well as encourage and foster change. 

If this sounds like you, then please apply. 

Closing date for applications: 9th December 2019 (Midnight)

Interviews to be held: 16th December 2019

This post will require an Enhanced DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant. 

Our attractive benefits package includes:

  • A salary increase after successfully completing six months.
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing annually to the maximum 28 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
  • A contributory pension scheme: SHP will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work

SHP is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, in all of our services and workplaces.  We are also Disability Confident Committed, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and IIP accredited.  In the London Homelessness Awards 2019 one of our Projects has been commended for their work.  

Posted on: 15 November 2019
Closed date: 09 December 2019
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work