Assistant Project Worker

Location
Eastbourne
Salary
£16,575 to £19,500 pro rata per annum
Posted
14 Aug 2019
Closes
30 Aug 2019
Ref
88466
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Assistant Project Worker 

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 varied support services to vulnerable people. Our aim is to support people in achieving their full potential. We are currently going through a large period of growth and have a vacancy for Assistant Project Worker. 

Position: Assistant Project Worker 
Location: Eastbourne & Newhaven, East Sussex 
Job type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 24 hours per week, this includes every other Saturday 
Salary: £16,575 to £19,500 pro rata per annum 
Benefits: 26 days’ annual holiday 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: 30th August 2019 
Interview dates: 6th September 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 and move on into accommodation. This is done via daily running of the 5 bed houses, one to one support sessions and running life skills workshops. Safeguarding is a key element of this role and will involve close partnership working with agencies. 

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. 

About you: 

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 is essential. 

A Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate will be required for these roles. 

As an equal opportunities employer, our client welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

You may have experience of the following: Project Worker, Project Assistant, Housing Officer, Social Worker, Support Worker, Social Housing, Social Care, Young Parents, Young People, Young Women, Children, Housing, Homelessness, Support, Life Skills, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, etc. 

The Salvation Army Housing Association (SAHA) is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. 

Ref: 88466