Support Officer - Younger People's Service

£18,278 - £25,000 yearly
  • Clarion Housing Group
  • Rochester, UK
  • 13 Oct, 2021
Permanent

Job Description

About us

We support more than 5,000 people living in sheltered and supported housing or in their own homes. We are passionate about our staff and believe in caring for them in the same ways we care about our service users.

We offer housing related support to young adults’ age 16 – 24 living in our supported accommodation schemes in Kent and floating support in the community. Our Younger People’s service is currently looking for a Support Officer to join our dynamic team in Rochester on a permanent full time basis. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Support Officer who enjoys a varied role.

About the Role

In this varied and dynamic role, you’ll empower the people we support to have active and fulfilling lives aligned with their needs and aspirations. You’ll need to evidence an understanding of the issues facing Young People and be committed to supporting them to develop their confidence and maximise their independence.

A major part of your role will be to take a person centred and therapeutic approach to help young people overcome the challenges they are facing. Creating programmes and helping them to gain the help and skills they need to become positive and successful members of their local community.

As a Support Officer you’ll play a key role in delivering a quality service and achieving positive outcomes. You’ll be a positive role model and you will bring our values to life and share our passion and commitment to always strive to find creative ways to enrich the lives of those we support. 

About you

You’ll possess excellent communication skills, the ability to interact with young people from diverse backgrounds and liaise with a wide range of professional services and agencies in the community.

We’re looking for people who have previous experience of providing housing related advice as well as an understanding of the pressures facing young people, particularly around homelessness. 

You’ll be passionate about making a genuine difference in lives of Young People and staying positive and seeing the best in Young People.

If this sounds like an opportunity you’d be interested in, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: Wednesday 27th October 2021 at midnight

For further details on this vacancy, please click ‘apply’.

You must be able to travel across regions as required.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Adult and Child Criminal Record Check Clearance.

In the event that we receive a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close this advert early.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Clarion are not able to offer visa sponsorship.  You are required to reside in the UK for the duration of your employment.