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Young Adult's Support Worker

In this position, you will be required to:
- Hold a caseload of approximately 4-6 young people and undertake regular key working sessions resulting in agreed SMART Support Plans
- Complete comprehensive needs and risk assessments
- Assist young people with independence and preparing them for move-on, either within the borough's pathways or into independent accommodation.
- Ensure that safeguarding and addressing the immediate needs of the young people are paramount to service delivery.
- Work alongside other team members to interview and assess referrals to the project, helping to assess the needs of young people in order to identify appropriate move on accommodation suitable to their needs.
- Support young people that are ready to move into work, education or training by assisting them to access suitable courses or placements
- Work with young people to maximise benefit, secure project income through the collection of rents and service charges and minimise arrears and void loss.

To apply for this role, you must have:
- Experience of working with at-risk young people in a residential setting,
- Experience and knowledge of applying effective ways of working with young people particularly; young people with mental health and attachment needs, emerging personality disorder and significant self-harm
- A demonstrable understanding of the principles of risk and needs assessments, planning, goal setting and reviewing with young people
- Experience of working with young people to develop life skills and support their involvement in meaningful activities
- An understanding of welfare benefits for under 21's and rents and service charges.
- An ability to work on a rota basis including early, mid, late and weekend shifts.