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Support Project Worker

Salary: £24,445 per annum pro rata
Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 2nd October 2022

Interview date: Applications will be will be reviewed regularly and suitable applicants will be invited to attend interviews on a rolling basis. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

How to apply: For questions regarding this role or to request another application format: please contact recruitment@ymcadlg.org

Who to contact if you have a query: If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact jenny.burling@ymcadlg.org

  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Earnings: £24,445 per annum, pro rata

We provide accommodation and support for 16+ Looked After Young People (LYP), Care Leavers and Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC). Our specialist supported accommodation services run by our spirited teams, work collaboratively to encourage young people into education, employment or voluntary work, helping them to gain life skills and empower them to live thriving lives in independent accommodation. 

 

The Role

We are looking for a permanent, part-time (22.5 hours) Support Project Worker for our Cook Road project in Horsham to join our enthusiastic and dynamic team. You will support young people to achieve their ambitions and acquire skills they need to live independent, fulfilling lives.

You will be responsible for carrying a caseload of residents in which you will be the driving force helping them to feel empowered whilst identifying and attaining their goals. This is challenging yet rewarding work where no two days are the same.

You will work proactively, creatively and effectively alongside young people to identify, map and develop their assets and talents.

You will also inspire and encourage young people as they seek employment, volunteering and training opportunities. In addition, you will ensure young people are encouraged to take responsibility and action in their own personal development and keep clear records of the young person’s journey in relation to their needs, risks, strengths / assets and outcomes.

You will record all incidents, accidents and safeguarding issues that require further investigation, and share appropriately e.g. with project staff, the on-call manager. 

The role is placed on a rolling rota pattern, the expected working pattern will be across three days including late evenings, weekends and bank holidays. 

You will receive extensive training prior to starting on a rota. 

Please note, this role is part of our Looked After Young People projects and is not part of the Horsham Y Centre or Crawley Foyer projects.

Who You Are

We are recruiting for a Support Project Worker who is experienced and passionate about working directly with young people and unaccompanied asylum seekers aged 16-25. The successful candidate will be able to engage and relate well to this age group and have a strong understanding of the key risks, challenges, and opportunities for young people. 

You will have sound knowledge of good safeguarding procedures in relation to young people and/or vulnerable adults, and the ability to maintain professional boundaries (training provided). You will be a confident and capable communicator with the self-awareness to empower and support but also to challenge when appropriate.

We also know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described above, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact jenny.burling@ymcadlg.org

The closing date for this role is midnight on 2 October 2022. Please note this is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly and suitable applicants will be invited to attend interviews on a rolling basis. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK

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).

For questions regarding this role or to request another application format: please contact recruitment@ymcadlg.org    

 

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

 

  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/228971/27587

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Horsham

  • Salary
  • £24,445 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 02/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • YMCA DownsLink Group

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 22.5

  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People