• Full Time
  • Salary: £26,425 per annum

Website YMCA DownsLink Group

THE ROLE – Full-time (37.5 hours per week) / Permanent / Job description and application pack (including details on our benefits) are available to download from our website

CLOSING DATE – 22 May 2023 at midnight. Please note we will be interviewing successful candidates on a rolling basis and as such may close the vacancy before the deadline

We are looking for a Support Project Worker to join our enthusiastic and dynamic team at our Older Looked After Young People (OLYP) Project. You will work proactively, creatively and effectively with at-risk young people aged 16-17 to identify and develop their assets and talents and to acquire the skills they need to live independent and fulfilling lives. You will promote a credit culture and coach young people to manage or gain life skills and adhere to house expectations, in preparation for independent living. You will also contribute to the smooth and safe running of the services by recording incidents, accidents and safeguarding issues, sharing information with relevant colleagues and undertaking housing management and health and safety-related tasks. This includes fire, gas and water safety, and buildings inspections.

Based on site, this role is on a rolling rota, working 5 days per week with shifts between 7am to 3pm and 1pm to 9pm; this includes weekends and bank holidays. You will get to know the team and project, along with extensive training prior to starting on a rota.

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

A successful applicant will be passionate about supporting at risk young people to lead independent lives. You will have good interpersonal skills, the ability to build strong relationships and an understanding of the support needs of young people and/or adults at risk, along with an awareness of all aspects of safeguarding. You will have experience working in a customer facing environment and remaining calm and solution-focused when dealing with challenging behaviour. You will understand the impact of trauma on others and have the ability to use a strengths-based approach with people who may be in distress.

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please contact [email protected]

Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at [email protected]

TO APPLY – Please ensure you fully complete the online application form and upload a copy of your CV

An inclusive workplace – We are committed to policies and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion and to supporting our people to make sure our culture is consistent with this commitment. We encourage applications from people from all sections of the communities that we serve. We particularly welcome applications from People of Colour and minoritised white communities, people who are LGBTQU+, and people with disabilities and neurodiversities because these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Accessibility – If you require assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact us. If you are local to our Head Office in Hove, we can provide you with a paper copy of the job advert and application form. If you are not local, we can post these to your preferred address. If you require these documents in another format, please let us know.

For more information on our efforts to build an inclusive workplace, and how we can support you with your application, please see the application pack.

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).

To apply for this job please visit careers.ymcadlg.org.