YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP
37.5 Hours per week
£22,640 per annum
We are recruiting a project worker to work alongside our wider housing team to provide effective day to day management of our community accommodation project for vulnerable young people aged 16-25 years.
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 people and work 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 people, particularly those considered vulnerable or with multiple and complex needs, and be able to de-escalate volatile situations and to manage challenging behavior appropriately.
You should have the ability to engage, motivate, inspire and empower young people; particularly working within a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) or Trauma Informed approach.
The role involves working on a rolling 3 week rota pattern which includes evenings. Shift times are 7am – 3pm, and 1pm – 9pm and 9am-5pm.
The role will include supporting with the day-to-day running of the service, and engaging the young people who live within the project and supporting them to develop socially, personally and emotionally in order that they may grow in confidence and independence.
Part of the role may include lone working and will require someone competent and confident when working alone, and somebody who is able to deal with challenging behaviour appropriately. Experience working with a similar client group and an understanding of the needs and challenges posed by these young people is essential.
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, you can speak to the Recruiting Manager.
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 21 December 2020 at 9am
Interview date: To be confirmed
To apply, please visit our website.
Please note that we do not accept CVs. When submitting your application please save your application form as ‘your full name APPLICATION’ and put the job title/location in the email subject line. Please submit your application as a Word document where or PDF (we cannot accept Pages) via email.