Support Officer - Young Parents Service

Salary £22,000 per annum
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Job Advert Description

Are you caring and compassionate and looking to make a difference to people’s lives? Then you should join our team at Artemis House in Camden.

We are looking for motivated, flexible and committed individuals to work at our exceptional 8-bed, 24-hour complex needs young parents’ scheme in Camden.

About the role

Our aim is to improve the quality of life of our customers, building confidence and skills to allow them to move on independently with their child, while playing an active role in their communities. We view all our customers as individuals with specific needs, treating them with respect and dignity, and focusing on achieving real results. We develop, with staff and customers, a wide range of activities, work experience and training opportunities designed to provide young people with additional life skills.

As a Support Officer, you will be responsible for support plans, risk assessments, customer reviews, undertaking Parenting Assessments, developing parenting skills and independent living skills.  At times you will be asked to support colleagues with group work. 

About You

You will have experience of working with young parents and have demonstrable experience of parenting work/parenting assessments, family support, child protection and some experience of care proceedings. You will have knowledge of child development and the impact of abuse on a child’s wellbeing. You must have experience of planning 1-1 work with hard to engage parents and undertaking observations as part of the assessment process. You will already have or be willing to work towards training to deliver a recognized parenting course - e.g. Triple P, Mellow Parenting, Webster Stratton etc.  You must possess a degree level qualification in social work, health and social care and/or extensive relevant experience. You must be able to recognize safeguarding issues relating to children and vulnerable adults.  Experience in preparing clear and concise reports for meetings related to the welfare of the child is a must – e.g. child protection meetings, child in need meetings, in house Review meetings, strategy meetings, legal planning meetings and care proceedings.  

As a Support Officer, you will be expected to:

  • Work within a mixed staff team of 8 and ensure the delivery of a high-quality service to complex needs young parent’s accommodation service in Camden.
  • Work on a rota basis (early and late shifts between 8.00am – 9.00pm) and one Saturday and one Sunday per month.
  • Have relevant experience of working with young parents in the child protection and care proceedings arena.
  • Have experience of key working, support plans and risk assessments and undertaking parenting assessments, promote parenting skills.
  • Have the ability to cope with customers who may display challenging behaviour.
  • Liaise with the professional network, including daily interaction and team work with Social Services, YOT, family courts, and safeguarding teams.
  • Prepare reports for Child Protection meetings, Core Group meetings, Young Parents Panels,   Review Meetings and Care Proceedings.
  • Attend and present the organization at panels and forums when required.
  • Meet targets and deadlines as set by One Support’s management team.

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Fantastic induction, training, and ongoing support to grow your knowledge within the care industry
  • Opportunities to progress your career within One Housing
  • Other benefits include discounts at major retailers and high street stores, childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work scheme

About Us

One Housing helps people to live better by providing high quality homes and care across London and the South East. We manage approximately 16,000 homes and have plans to build 3,500 more by 2020. We also care for over 11,000 people to help them live independently.

We work hard to make a positive difference to our residents’ lives by promoting aspiration, independence and well-being through a range of training and support services.

One Housing values the diversity of our workforce and we welcome job applications from all parts of the communities which we serve.

Next Steps

If you feel you met the criteria for this position, please apply now attaching a copy of your CV and supporting statement outlining how your skills and experience meet our needs.

Person Specification Job_Remit_Control_Behaviours_Framework_Artemis_House_SO.docx