Local Authority

Single Homelessness Apprentice

  • Croydon
  • £7,902.00 - £14,000.00
  • London Borough of Croydon

THE COMPANY

Croydon is on the cusp of an unprecedented period of growth and revitalisation. The next five years will see over £3bn investment in the Borough, which will transform Croydon into a world class destination. Across the Borough, up to 9,500 new homes will be built, whilst a major public realm improvement programme and innovative high streets investment schemes will revitalise our vibrant local centres. The aim is simple – to create a series of places where people want to be.

 

We are passionate about the value of public services and our new headquarters has the customer at the heart of what we do. It brings together 75 services including council, Met Police, NHS, Jobcentre Plus, Croydon Credit Union and Citizens Advice Bureau under one roof, allowing us all to work together as one team.

 

This is your opportunity to be at the heart of this exciting time, developing and delivering projects which will transform the borough.

THE ROLE

One of the key functions of Croydon Single Homeless Service is to carry out assessments of single vulnerable homeless people with housing related support needs and enable them to access supported housing

 We are looking for an apprentice team member who will work with clients with a learning disability and / or physical disability and other clients with social care needs. You will be undertaking an NVQ in social care with South Thames College during the course of your apprenticeship 

 The apprentice will lead on coordinating access to the supported housing ‘hub & spoke’ service (provided by KeyRing). This provides personalised housing – related support to clients whilst enabling the council to reduce pressures on adult social care budgets, prevent homelessness and reduce its associated costs. 

 The apprentice will also participate in wider housing needs & assessment functions, supporting the team to assess, refer and place other single homeless clients, particularly those recovering from mental illness.

THE CANDIDATE

  • Experience of working with vulnerable people (in paid or volunteer setting)
  • Able to empathise with the experience of vulnerable homeless people
  • Able to quickly build rapport with vulnerable homeless people
  • Able to use windows based applications (MS Office, Email & internet based technologies)
  • Able to maintain accurate records
  • Able to work with people who may displau challenging behaviour
We welcome applications from looked after children and care leavers. If this applies to you, please let us know in your supporting statement, however, although this is entirely optional
 

OTHER

Q: What do you think makes you a good candidate for Croydon Council’s apprenticeship programme? (please ensure your answer is no more than 250 words)

 
If you are interested in this role please complete the form below or to find out more contact Emily Colwill on Emily.Colwill@croydon.gov.uk
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