Project Worker – Brighton & Hove

Job Title: Project Worker

Location: Brighton, East Sussex

Salary: £22,640 per annum

Hours: 37.5

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date: 20th May 2021

We are recruiting a Project Worker to work alongside our wider housing team to support with the day-to-day operation of our residential accommodation project for young people aged sixteen to twenty-five.

Working as part of a team you will support residents to acquire the skills they need to lead independent and fulfilling lives. You will use Psychologically Informed practices, Trauma Informed Approach and restorative practice to enable residents to articulate and achieve their ambitions and aspirations and work with them to identify, map and encourage the growth of their assets, strengths and talents.

Based in our 24-hour staffed supported housing project in Brighton you will work early and late shifts across 5 days, welcoming residents when they first move in, and supporting them throughout their journey to independence, by providing one to one support, group work and activities, and enabling access to specialist agencies where required.

You must be experienced in, and/or passionate about, working directly with young people aged 16-25 and able to engage and relate well to this age group.

You will need an understanding of the key risks, challenges and opportunities for young people and the ability to inspire, and work proactively with, young people to develop their talents.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to use a variety of IT packages, are 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.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, you can speak to Maria Chatzikou [email protected] or email [email protected] and your query will be forwarded.

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).

How to apply

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