Saint Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex
£23530.00-£23530.00 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Project Worker to join our team at our brand-new 47 bedded supported accommodation service for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 based in Hastings. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis, and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £23,530 per annum (pro-rata).

Working Hours: 12 noon until 8pm, with half hour unpaid lunch break or a rolling rota, to cover 7 days. i.e. Monday to Wednesday; Thursday & Friday off, Saturday & Sunday to work

YMCA DownsLink Group is a charity working to transform the lives of vulnerable young people across Sussex and Surrey. We work to prevent youth homelessness and provide a home to 763 young people every night. We reach a further 10,000 young people and their families through our other key services, such as counselling, support and advice, mediation, and youth work, so that all young people can belong, contribute, and thrive. We employ c450 full & part-time staff and a growing group of volunteers.

As our Project Worker, you will coach young people to articulate and achieve their aspirations and ambitions, and acquire the skills they need to live independent and fulfilling lives, by actively identifying, mapping and encouraging the growth of their assets, strengths and talents.

Key responsibilities of our Project Worker include:

  • Delivering and using Psychologically Informed Environment practices, Trauma-Informed Approaches and Restorative Practice
  • Enabling residents to articulate and achieve their ambitions and aspirations
  • Supporting residents to acquire the skills they need to lead independent and fulfilling lives
  • Identifying, mapping and encouraging the growth of each residents’ assets, strengths and talents
  • Complying with all YMCA DLG policies and procedures, in particular Safeguarding Children and Adults, and Equality and Diversity, and abide by the Code of Conduct
  • Attending appropriate continuing professional development and training events and be committed to team events
  • Supporting with any other appropriate duties as directed by the Projects Manager

Our ideal Project Worker will have:

  • Experience in and/or passionate about working directly with young people aged 16-25 and able to engage and relate well to this age group
  • An understanding of the key risks, challenges and opportunities for young people
  • Inspiration to work proactively with young people to develop their talents
  • Confidence and is capable communicator with the ability to engage, inspire, enhance learning and provoke thoughtful reflection
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, who is able to manage lots of tasks at the same time and keep appropriate records
  • Motivation and is resilient, with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • The ability to build strong relationships with other professionals in other organisations
  • The ability to be a strong team player who can support and challenge colleagues appropriately
  • Able to develop and implement new ideas to solve problems and improve services and resources
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision
  • The ability to use a range of methods for persuasion and achieving positive results with young people
  • Commitment to the aims and values of the YMCA DownsLink Group

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.

Please visit our website and go to the Work for Us page to view this vacancy. Please note that we do not accept CV's. All applications must be submitted by hitting the Apply for this Post found at the bottom of the vacancy on the YMCA website.

Closing date for the Project Worker role: Tuesday 7th December 2021

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).

Posted on: 23 November 2021
Closed date: 07 December 2021
Job ref: KSHASPW2211
Tags: Project Management, Social Work