Project Worker – Brighton Young Families

Job Title: Project Worker – Brighton Young Families

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Salary: £23,530 per annum pro rata

Hours: 37.5 per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date: 10th December 2021

Interview date: 16th December 2021

About the Position

An exciting opportunity within our supported housing service for young parents in Brighton and Hove has become available.  We are recruiting a Project Worker to work alongside our wider housing team to support with the day-to-day operation of our Young Families Project, which houses 22 young families in locations across the City in low and medium supported accommodation.

As a team member, you will take an assets-based approach, working with parents and their children in their homes to provide focused family support. As a service, we provide a safe and caring environment for young families, with their aspirations and desires always at the forefront of the support we offer them. Our service seeks to encourage and empower young parents to move forward positively, and to learn and achieve the independent skills they need to live positive and fulfilling lives.

Top Responsibilities:

  • You will deliver one-to-one and group sessions to help residents to develop personally and socially so that they can grow in confidence and move towards independence.
  • You will carry a case load of young families, engage them in effective support planning and work with them towards achieving tailored goals and positive outcomes.

Key Requirements:

  • You must have experience working with young parents and their children, particularly those considered vulnerable or with multiple and complex needs.
  • You must be able to encourage positive change in the individuals we work with by managing challenging behaviour appropriately.
  • You will be required to coordinate multiple tasks to ensure effective safeguarding of our residents in accordance with health and safety guidelines and should have the ability to engage, motivate, inspire and empower young families.

Expected working pattern: The role will be based at both service sites in Brighton and Hove. You will work Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please contact Julia Harrison on 07984 405570.

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.

Further Information

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).

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