We have an exciting opportunity for Senior Project Workers to join our team to coach young people to articulate and achieve their aspirations and ambitions, and acquire the skills they need to live independent and fulfilling lives based in Brighton & Hove. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis, and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £26,385 per annum, pro rata.
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.
We are recuriting two Senior Project Worker roles:
- The Senior Project Worker (High Support Housing), will drive the continued success of two 24-hour supported accommodation services for young people aged 16 to 25, who have been, or are at risk, of homelessness. The projects offer high quality accommodation to 21 and 15 residents, including large communal areas and garden spaces, providing opportunities for innovation in 1:1 support and group work activities.
- The Senior Project Worker (Medium and Transitional Housing), will ensure the safety, security and quality of all supported support services and transitional accommodation units across the City. The service currently supports 38 young people across 10 sites, and 19 young people in commissioned medium supported accommodation, with scope for further developments.
Key responsibilities of our Senior Project Worker include:
- Supporting the team with complex cases and supporting effective safeguarding process.
- Coordinating referrals and interviews, conduct tenancy reviews and overseeing compliance & maintenance.
- Utilising restorative practice and develop partnerships.
- Supporting the service manager in line managing staff, deputise in their absence and supporting other services in the locality, as required.
- Complying with all YMCA DLG policies and procedures
- Attending appropriate continuing professional development and training events
- Supporting with any other appropriate duties as directed by the Projects Manager
Our ideal Senior Project Worker will have:
- You will have knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and have an ability to develop person-centred plans to maximise safety and minimise risk.
- You will have the ability to coordinate group work and activities that enable young people to achieve the skills they need to maintain their lives independently.
- You will need to be a competent administrator with the ability to plan, prioritise and use your initiative to solve problems.
- You will have experience of coordinating and overseeing housing management tasks (voids, arrears management, income and expenditure), and health and safety-related tasks (fire, gas and water safety, building inspections, etc.)
The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days holiday per annum pro rata (plus bank holidays), company Sick Pay scheme, Life Assurance policy (2x your annual salary), Health & Wellbeing cash plan, Employee Assistance programme and 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.
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 Senior Project Worker role: Monday 13th December 20201
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).