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YMCA Bedfordshire

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Senior Project Officer


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Job ID:

1011297

Location:

Bedfordshire, , United Kingdom

Category:

Community & Sport

Salary:

£26,500.00 per year
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Job Views:

115

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

01.12.2018
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Job Description:

YMCA Bedfordshire is a Christian charity committed to helping people achieve regardless of gender, race, ability or faith. As an organisation we aim to promote social inclusion for disadvantaged people, by giving them the self-confidence, motivation, and resilience to overcome difficult circumstances. We help them acquire skills, achieve independence, and find employment. This is done through a range of social housing, training, health and wellbeing and community activities within Bedfordshire, for the benefit of local people and communities. YMCA Bedfordshire is committed to making a difference in the local area through the services it delivers and the partner organisations it works with.

As Senior Project Officer you will work as part of the Housing Team to provide an efficient and effective service to clients aged 16-65. You will assist the Supported Housing Manager in the general day to day management of the service, be responsible for the supervision and management of a small staff team and carry a caseload of residents. In conjunction with the Housing Officer and the Supported Housing Manager, you will be accountable for maximising income & occupancy to meet targets within your area.

You will work with your staff team to assess clients' suitability for YMCA Bedfordshire housing facilities and to provide on-going support to develop residents' ability to live independently and work towards successful resettlement.

37.5 hours per week

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of staff (as outlined in the Organisational Chart) to ensure high quality performance & delivery of excellent support services across the projects in your remit
  • Achieve excellent utilisation percentages in line with targets, and manage referrals from CAPITA referral system.
  • Ensure Rent Action Plans are completed in consultation with the Housing Officer and that required actions are completed within the specified timeframe to meet relevant targets relating to debt
  • Support with recruitment of effective staff within the remit of the role
  • Ensure that new staff/ volunteers within your remit receive thorough induction and monitor training needs
  • Ensure that staff rotas meet the required day to day cover of the projects
  • Enable staff to deliver excellent support to residents on their caseload and to understand the requirements of effective risk assessments, support plans and key-work notes
  • Assist and encourage support staff to ensure residents are registered with GP, dentist, primary healthcare professionals as appropriate.
  • Be responsible for a caseload of residents with all the duties this involves
  • Assess and prioritise applicants referred to YMCA Bedfordshire based on needs and risk
  • Encourage residents to take responsibility for their own lives through excellent, effective SMART objectives and provide on-going practical and emotional support, guidance and signposting to residents
  • Lead on communication and liaison with a range of external professionals who may also be working with residents, e.g. Youth Offending Services/Leaving and After Care/BRASS/Job Centre Plus etc., and ensure any relevant information is communicated with regards residents
  • Be instrumental in promoting excellent safeguarding practices in conjunction with Local Authority Safeguarding Procedures and those of YMCA Bedfordshire
  • Take the lead on MASH referrals and ensure that support staff are aware of the procedures for making a referral to MASH
  • Respond to, and record, incidents, major occurrences and complaints in accordance with agreed procedures.
  • Implement and monitor Risk Assessments as appropriate.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with a range of external professionals who may also be working with the client.
  • Adhere to all confidentiality, data protection & information sharing procedures.
  • Support the work of YMCA Bedfordshire, and be involved in developing policies and procedures, paperwork, training and publicity/marketing materials e.g. Newsletters, Residents Satisfaction Surveys, manage comments/complaints, etc.
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of communication within YMCA Bedfordshire and attend meetings, case reviews and team meetings as required.
  • Provide an out of hours service on a rota basis with the team to support the accommodation
  • Work within YMCA Bedfordshire Equality and Diversity Policy and Equality Plan as a member of the Housing team.

To apply for this vacancy please click below attaching a covering letter ....

Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete an application form prior to interview.

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 19 January 2018

Applicants must understand and demonstrate support to the aims and purposes of the YMCA. Any appointment will be subject to suitable references and DBS checks. The YMCA is committed to Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment practices.

YMCA Bedfordshire is a Company Limited Guarantee: Registered in England & Wales No: Charity No: 801035. Housing No: H3858.




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