Caseworker - Young People (Waking Nights)

Salary: £26,512.00 per annum

Location: Lambeth

Weekly Hours: Night shifts 4 on and 3 off

Apply now

Could you be a Caseworker for vulnerable young people? Could you give them the support and guidance they need to get back on their feet and live independently?

The young people we work with have become homeless for a number of reasons – isolation or mental ill health, abusive relationships, substance misuse, involvement in gangs/county lines - their issues are complex so you will need to be able to build strong, trusting relationships so that our customers feel safe and supported.

We are opening two new supported housing schemes in Lambeth, which will be Ofsted registered. Both schemes are part of our well-established Young Persons and Complex Needs service in London and will provide temporary housing for young people aged 16-17 who are experiencing homelessness.

A bit about the role:

As a Caseworker, you will be working with a team of highly motivated, compassionate, and dedicated colleagues supporting a caseload of young customers with complex needs. You’ll need to meet each customer weekly to help them with their goals and discuss their progress. And, when someone’s ready to move on, we'll rely on you to help them access the housing register or look for suitable rented accommodation.

What we’re looking for:

You may have worked with vulnerable young people in a paid or voluntary capacity, maybe as a Youth Worker or in an education setting providing pastoral care. You’re a great relationship builder, who can create trust so that our young people feel comfortable sharing their issues with you, you listen but in a non-judgemental way and you are able to spot signs for concern and act on them.

You’ll also need to be able to work on your own, sometimes dealing with challenging situations and diffusing them to avoid escalation. Is this you?

  • Relationship building skills
  • Empathy
  • Great listening skills
  • Diplomacy and the ability to deal with challenging situations and diffuse them
  • Non judgmental
  • Proactive and assertive

You will be required to subscribe to the DBS Update Service and this annual membership will be repaid to you. It is essential that you are able to work 37.5 hours a week – we are not a UK licenced sponsor and any sponsorship with another employer is not valid for this role.

Please note if appointed your job title will be Housing Support Worker.

A bit about us:

It started over 160 years ago with one man’s desire to improve the lives of poverty-stricken Londoners.

Today, we have 107,000 homes and 220,000 residents across London and the Home Counties and around 20,000 care and support customers. But the desire remains the same – to create homes and communities where people can flourish.

Here just a few of the benefits for working at Peabody:

  • Up to 25 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays

  • Flexible benefits scheme, including options for Healthcare, Dental care, Critical illness cover, vouchers, technology scheme and access to a discount portal.

  • 4 x Life Assurance

  • Sleep in allowance

  • Competitive salaries that are benchmarked regularly against current market rates 

  • Professional development by access to "paid for" apprenticeship programs and qualifications

  • Two additional paid volunteering days each year 

  • Family friendly policies

  • Up to 10% pension contribution matched 1:1

Are you ready to apply?

PLEASE NOTE: As an employer, Peabody does not provide sponsorship as a licenced UK employer.

To be considered for the position of Caseworker - Young People (Waking Nights), please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and submit both your CV and a bit about why we should consider you for the role. 

If you need to ask us anything else at all, feel free to drop an email to Julie-Ann.O'Malley@peabody.org.uk and one of our team will be in touch.

Peabody reserves the right to close this advert before the advertised closing date, depending on the number of applications received.

Interviews will take place week commencing 10 June 2024.

Apply now

Vacancy details:

  • Discipline:
    Customer Service, Charity & Voluntary, Social Housing

  • Weekly Hours:
    Night shifts 4 on and 3 off

  • Contract type:
    Full Time

  • Closing Date:
    05/06/2024 23:59:00

Documents:


Apply now

Contact us

Got specific questions about Peabody? We’re always happy to help.