Young Persons Caseworker

18000.00 - 21000.00 GBP Annual
29 Apr 2021
27 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Young Peoples Caseworker

An exciting position has become available for a full-time Young Peoples Caseworker based in Hull. The successful candidate will earn GBP18,000 - GBP21,000 per annum depending on qualifications, experience and skills.

This post is for a 2-year fixed contract, which may be extended for the right candidate.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check will be necessary for the successful applicant.

Role Requirements

A passion for supporting young people
Experience of working as a skilled practitioner in either a statutory setting or robust third sector organisation
Excellent judgement
A enthusiasm for sport and a good understanding of how exercise can help with the improved mental well-being of young people
A good knowledge of the Benefit System including Education Bursaries, Universal Credit and Housing Benefits
A good understanding of the issues faced by young people, such as poverty, learning difficulties, abuse, substance misuse and unhealthy lifestyles
A good knowledge of the agencies available to provide support to young and vulnerable people in Hull and beyond
Experience of using data management systems
Excellent communication skills
High levels of competency in the use of IT systems and written English
Ability to represent the company, and develop relationships in a professional manner
Effective time management
Ability to prioritise and manage workloads
Be able to prepare and deliver presentations
Commitment to the values of the organisation
Demonstrate and respond to the diverse requirements and needs of individuals
To encourage individuals to value diversity, and challenge behaviour which undermines the ethos of equality.
Role Responsibilities

Assist with recruitment of beneficiaries.
Conduct initial assessment interviews with young people, assessing their needs and ensuring that they are eligible for the project's requirements.
To sign up new beneficiaries, including explaining to the beneficiary what is expected of them, and providing them with information regarding their rights as a beneficiary.
To help young people to find appropriate accommodation and support them to maintain their tenancies.
To support young people to develop basic living skills for example managing household bills and living independently.
Develop support plans for young people taken onto the project.
Engage young people in sports sessions.
Support and mentor young people over the course of their time on the project.
To offer advice and guidance where required.
To obtain and help complete all relevant paperwork for potential beneficiaries.
To assist beneficiaries with anything required to engage in the project: such as bursary or benefit claims, signposting and liaising with support agencies.
Participate in outreach work.
To report any safeguarding issues to the appropriate agencies as required.
Deliver workshops to support and engage young people.
To keep up to date diary notes, risk assessments and support plans.
To keep accurate records and report these back to Comic Relief as required.
To complete any other tasks required for the role.
To follow organisations policies and procedures

Our client is a project based in Hull, which works with 16 - 25-year-olds who are either homeless, or face the risk of homelessness. They work with young people, using sports as a tool for personal development and change, and also provides housing, support and training.

Why should you apply?

The chance to join a well-established company
The opportunity to become part of a hardworking, dedicated team
To showcase your knowledge and experience
If you're the ideal candidate our client is looking for, please send your CV by clicking the APPLY button

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