Project Worker – OLAC West Sussex
Job Title: Project Worker – OLAC
Location: Crawley, West Sussex, UK
Salary: £22,640 per annum (£13,584 pro rata)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: 2nd August 2021
We are recruiting a Project Worker to work in our residential accommodation projects for OLAC (Older Looked After Children) aged 16 to 21. YMCA DownsLink Group provides targeted support services to enable Young People to move-on from permanent, full-time care settings.
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.
The role will include supporting with the day-to-day running of the service and engaging the young people who live within the project and supporting them to develop socially, personally and emotionally in order that they may grow in confidence and independence.
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 role, based in West Sussex (Burgess Hill, Crawley & Horsham), involves working 3 shifts a week of 7.5 hours, to include weekends and evenings.
If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, you can speak to the Recruiting Manager. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Download a person specification and start your online application here. To access an application form in another format please email email@example.com
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