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Support Project Worker

  • Organisation
  • YMCA DownsLink Group
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Hastings
  • Salary
  • £25,405 per annum, pro rata
  • Closing date
  • 10/02/2023
  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 30
  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/231210/30213
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/231210/30213
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Hastings
  • Salary
  • £25,405 per annum, pro rata
  • Closing date
  • 10/02/2023
  • Organisation
  • YMCA DownsLink Group
  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 30
  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People

Salary: £25,405 per annum, pro rata
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Part time

Closing date: Friday 10 February 2023

How to apply: To apply, please ensure you complete an online application form, including your responses to the questions and upload a copy of your CV. We also require you to complete an Equal Opportunities Questionnaire. 

Who to contact if you have a query: Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at recruitment@ymcadlg.org

THE ROLE - Part - time 30 hours per week) / Permanent contract / Job description and job pack are available to download from our website

We provide transitional housing for 132 young people aged 18 to 35, across 20 sites in Eastbourne, Hastings, and Bexhill. Supported by Homes England grant funding, the scheme enables us to lease empty properties from private landlords and refurbish them to a good standard, to provide affordable and safe accommodation for young people in housing need. Aimed at young people who are not quite ready to live completely independently we manage the lettings and deal with any issues that arise.

This role is wide-ranging, rewarding and includes several key responsibilities; you will support a caseload of young people or adults at risk, using a trauma informed and advantage thinking approach to support them in achieving their goals. Supporting your own caseload of residents, you will need to work proactively, creatively, and effectively alongside young people to develop their assets and talents and to acquire the skills they need to live independent and fulfilling lives. You will contribute to the smooth and safe running of the services by providing consistency and reliability. You will be eager to promote involvement in house activities to encourage personal development and the skills needed to live with others in shared accommodation settings.

There is flexibility with the working pattern for this role, generally the hours be between Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, which can be discussed at interview.

You will be based predominantly in Hastings but could be required to cover projects in Eastbourne when necessary.

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

We are looking for a Support Project Worker who has experience of working with people experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. You will be passionate about working directly with the homeless community and be able to engage and relate well to this community, with ability to successfully manage challenging situations whilst remaining calm and solution focused. You will also have an understanding of the key risks, challenges and opportunities facing single homeless people and/or rough sleepers and be a confident communicator who can both challenge and support when appropriate. 

Closing date for this role is midnight on 10 February 2023. 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.

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please contact abigail.owen@ymcadlg.org

To apply, please ensure you complete an online application form, including your responses to the questions and upload a copy of your CV. We also require you to complete an Equal Opportunities Questionnaire. 

Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at recruitment@ymcadlg.org

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 (including the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

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Additional Information

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