West Sussex
Worthing, West Sussex
£22,640 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 30 hours
Job description

YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP

 

Project Worker

Worthing

Permanent

30 Hours per week

£22,640 per annum (pro rata)

£18,112 per annum (actual)

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 Rota, pattern which includes evenings and 2 weekends a month. Shift times are 7am – 3pm, and 12pm – 8pm.

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 behavior 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.

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: Tuesday 1st December 2020 at 9am

Interview date: to be confirmed

 

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group or contact HR via Human Resources, 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE.

 

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YMCA DownsLink Group

YMCA DownsLink Group is a registered charity working to transform communities across Sussex and Surrey so that all young people and families ca... Read more

Posted on: 10 November 2020
Closed date: 01 December 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Project Management