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Young Persons Housing Officer in Birkenhead at TalentSpa

Date Posted: 2/8/2019

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Young Persons Housing Officer

Location: Birkenhead

Salary: £16,924 per annum

Hours Per week: 37

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time permanent Young Persons Project Officer to work on our Young Persons' project/scheme at Our House, Rock Ferry. The position is based in a residential property which is easily accessible from most transport links with just a short walk from local bus routes.

The candidate must be available to cover proposed shifts between the hours of 08:30am and 23:00, Monday to Sunday with additional 2 sleep-in shifts per week. You will work as part of a team providing 24/7 cover supporting young women. You must be flexible, adaptable and approachable and be comfortable working on a one to one basis with young people. The role requires an individual with excellent communication skills and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.   

Please note that the position is subject to the defence of genuine occupational qualification under s7 (2) of the sex Discrimination Act and is advertised to women only due to the nature of the scheme.

About the Young Persons Housing Officer:

Our House is a supported housing project offering accommodation for 10 young women aged between 16-25 and their children. You will offer them the opportunity to make progress in their lives, to build resilience & meet their aspirations. As a Young Persons Project Officer, you will play a key role in supporting residents to maintain their tenancies, identify and achieve their goals, build relationships, develop independent living skills and move on successfully following their chosen path. Our Project Officers need to be disciplined, flexible, enthusiastic, caring, calm and wise. You must have the ability to relate well to vulnerable young people from a wide variety of backgrounds, an understanding of their needs and the ability to deliver services with empathy and understanding.

Requirements of the Young Persons Housing Officer:

We are looking for someone with a positive and enthusiastic personality with a strong focus on communication and customer service and who has experience in delivering a front line customer service in a challenging environment. Excellent attention to detail, the ability to organise and prioritise work plus the desire to deliver a high quality standard of work is essential.  Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written will also be required and the ability to build strong relationships with residents, colleagues and professionals from external agencies. Previous experience of working with vulnerable young people would be an advantage, as well as having a good understanding of the risk assessment process.

If you feel you meet the above criteria of this Young Persons Housing Officer role then please apply now!

Interview date(s): Tuesday 26th February 2019