If the well-known saying ‘prevention is better than cure’ resonates with you then a role within the Dorset First Point Integrated Prevention and Support Service could be the place for you. Our service recognises the importance of housing to positive health and wellbeing and aims to support people to maintain their independence.
The Young Persons Support Worker increases the independence and skills of young people, promoting engagement with education and employment through flexible person centered outcome focused support The role holder helps young people to avoid eviction and repeat homelessness. They also develop the capacity of young people to be able to move on to either less intensive housing related support services or more permanent, independent, accommodation at the earliest appropriate opportunity The role will involve working closely with other supporting accommodation service providers, community mental health teams, social and private landlords, the police, probation, Youth Offending Teams , the courts, the Department of Work and Pensions, the voluntary sector, local housing authorities, education and training agencies and children’s/adult social care. The post holder will work within the Psychological Informed Environments Framework and ensure all clients can make sustained changes to their lives.