Assistant Project Worker (Vulnerable Women)
Would you like a meaningful job that makes a difference, with flexibility and real potential for growth?
The Salvation Army Housing Association (SAHA) is an organisation that provides a range of housing and support services to vulnerable people. Our aim is to support people in achieving their full potential. We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Project Worker.
Position: Assistant Project Worker
Location: East Sussex Young Mothers Service- Newhaven and Eastbourne (primarily based in Newhaven)
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 24 hours per week
Salary: £14,301 - £21,182 plus on calls (additional payment) (£8,580.60 - £12,709.20 Pro Rata 24 hours)
Benefits: 26 days’ annual holiday pro rata rising a day a year for the first 5 years + bank holidays, Life Assurance, Pension scheme and an Employee Health Assistance Programme. Professional development opportunities and flexible working arrangements.
Closing date: Friday 18th January 2019
Interview dates: Friday 25th January 2019
About the role:
This important role involves working closely with young mothers aged 16-25 years to provide support and advice to enable them to develop their parenting skills and achieve independent living. This is done via daily running of the 5 bed houses, one to one sessions and running life skills workshops.
These are exciting opportunities for you to use your experience and knowledge of supported housing and parenting at this service. You will need to be innovative, have the ability to work under pressure and possess the drive, passion and commitment to change lives.
You should be an excellent communicator with an approachable nature and capable of dealing with young people in a calm and understanding way. You will also need to have the ability to offer support with housing, employment, emotional wellbeing and welfare benefits. Previous experience of working with vulnerable young women and / or babies and children up to the age of 2 and an understanding of safeguarding is essential.
A Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate will be required for these roles.
You may have experience of the following: Project Worker, Link Worker, Housing Officer, Housing Coordinator, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Customer Service, Support Worker, Care Worker, Social Housing, Challenging Behaviour, Social Care, Supported Housing, Not for Profit, Social Worker, Housing Association, Community Support, Vulnerable People, etc.
Our client is an equal opportunities employer. They are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community..