YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP
Project Worker – Brighton Young Families Project
Brighton & Hove
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
£22,305 per annum
An exciting opportunity within our supported housing service for young parents in Brighton and Hove has become available. We are recruiting a Support Worker to work alongside our wider housing team to support with the day-to-day operation of our Young Families Project, which houses 22 young families in locations across the City in low and medium supported accommodation.
As a team member, you will take an assets-based approach, working with parents and their children in their homes to provide focused family support which improves parenting capacity, increases the aspirations and motivations of families to take up education, employment and training opportunities and improves family function with children feeling more secure and parents confident in their parenting abilities.
The team work in a holistic manner, adopting a psychologically-informed approach to support young parents to transition into independent living throughout Brighton & Hove.
As a service, we provide a safe and caring environment for young families, with their aspirations and desires always at the forefront of the support we offer them. Overall, our service seeks to encourage and empower young parents to move forward positively, and to learn and achieve the independent skills they need to live positive and fulfilling lives.
The role includes delivering one to one sessions and groups work sessions to assist residents to develop personally and socially in order that they grow in confidence and move towards independence.
You will carry a case load of young families and to engage them in effective support planning, working towards tailored goals so they can work towards positive outcomes.
You must have experience working with young parents and their children, particularly those considered vulnerable or with multiple and complex needs and be able to encourage positive change in the individuals we work with by managing challenging behaviour appropriately.
You will be required to coordinate multiple tasks to ensure effective safeguarding of our residents in accordance with health and safety guidelines; and you should have the ability to engage, motivate, inspire and empower young families.
There is a strong element around data recording using a variety of data management systems, we require staff who are confident in their ability to adapt easily to these systems.
The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.
If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please have a look at the vacancy on our website for contact details. We will not respond to agencies.
As part of our Safer Recruitment guidelines, we only accept applications completed on our application form. Due to Covid-19, we are not accepting paper copies of forms and are currently only accepting application forms submitted by email.
YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.
YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.
Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Closing date for applications: Monday 13th July 2020 at 9am
Interview date: To Be Confirmed
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