Job title: Specialist Advocate – Housing
Location: Pan London
Reports to: Service Manager
Contract: Permanent (subject to funding)
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
About Safer London
Safer London is a leading charity working with young Londoners and their families affected by violence and exploitation. We believe that all young Londoners can have a positive and productive future.
Whatever their history, when a child or young person comes to Safer London, they are just that – a child or a young person. By working alongside young Londoners, their families and peers, as well as the places where they spend their time, we can create a safe London not just for them – but everyone.
About the role
We are looking for an experienced housing worker to join our amazing team. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to play an integral role in improving the lives of young Londoners, their families, peers and communities. In this role you will provide information and advice to your colleagues around housing and deliver one to one support to children and young people who are affected by exploitation or violence. This includes child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, youth violence and sexual abuse perpetrated outside of the family.
In this role
Core responsibilities of the role are, but not limited to:
– Delivering effective and appropriate information and advice to colleagues around all aspects of housing.
– Knowledge of the relevant Housing Act 2004
– Demonstrable experience in housing management or role with relevant transferable skills
– Good working knowledge of housing benefits
– Experience of mediation and negotiation skills
– Able to prioritise workload and work under pressure
– Delivering effective one to one advocacy to children and young people in line with the Safer London model of work ensuring that young Londoners receive the required support to meet their individual assessed needs
– Undertake high quality case recording in line with the highest standards and best practice principles
– Make appropriate onward referrals, signposting children, and young people to support services and positive activities
– Work with partners, communities, and other key stakeholders to deliver the service effectively
– Work creatively with colleagues to generate project resources and materials as required
– Act at all times in line with safeguarding legislation and guidance, as well as Safer London’s processes and wider pan London processes and protocols.
We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect anyone who works and volunteers with us to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.
At Safer London we value diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We know that in order to make London a safer place for the young people that live here, we need a diverse range of perspectives, experience and knowledge.
To apply please complete the online application form and submit by Sunday 23rd May 2021.
Interviews: Due to the current COVID-19 situation interviews will take place via video conferencing. And the shortlisting will take place on a rolling basis and the closing date is subject to change at any time.
How to apply
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We welcome Secondment opportunities.
Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
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