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Part Time Project Worker – Supported Housing (x2)

VACANCY:  2 x Part Time Project Worker – Supported Housing

 Salary: £28,126.41 per annum

Introduction

We are seeking 2 permanent part time staff members, for our Young People Leaving Care scheme.  The key aim of the posts is:

  • We are seeking dedicated and experienced Support Worker to join our team, focusing on providing support to vulnerable care experienced young people from a variety of different backgrounds.
  • Assist in providing a person-centred service to clients, equipping them with the skills necessary to move to independent living.
  • The ideal candidates will demonstrate an understanding of trauma enforced working and its effects on behaviours, along with a commitment to creating safe and nurturing environment.

Background

Creating and sustaining communities where people can thrive is our mission and is based on the principles and legacy of our founder, George Cadbury.  We are inspired by his legacy, but not afraid to be bold and innovative to meet the needs of people today and in the future.

We provide a diverse and comprehensive range of services to communities in Birmingham and Telford. We own and manage some 4,000 properties, and have significant estate management, commercial and agricultural portfolios. As a community-based organisation we work in partnership with all our stakeholders to support the achievement of our mission.

Over recent years we have been going through significant transformational change to build our organisational strength and embed our values. We are looking for talented people from a wide range of backgrounds, who are adaptable in an ever changing and exciting environment to join us

We aspire to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. To help achieve this, we offer job opportunities that are agile and centred on personal and professional development in an environment where well-being and work-life balance is a key part of our culture.

If you can relate to our mission and values and think you meet our job and candidate profile, then we would welcome your application.

Benefits

At BVT we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package to assist and support employees with everyday healthcare costs, savings towards leisure activities and planning for retirement.

These include:

  • Basic 29 days holiday +8 statutory days.
  • Flexible Working.
  • A competitive employer contributed pension scheme of 10%
  • Healthcare scheme which is free to all employees offering cashback towards optical, dental, therapy treatments, consultations and scans together with counselling sessions and a 24 hour helpline
  • Savings on leisure activities with Trust Treats, offering discounted products and services both online and on the high street. You can make savings on your everyday shopping, holidays and insurance.
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • Extensive support towards learning and development ensuring that all staff are offered opportunities to develop their skills and careers.
  • Life assurance 4x annual salary.

To understand more about our work, including our aims of place-shaping, community building, championing people and providing great homes, you can read our Corporate Plan 2023-32 at BVT-Corporate-Plan-2023-2032.pdf

Job Profile

We are seeking 2 new part time project workers to support the service. As an integral member of our team, you will work in partnership with colleagues to deliver great services to your internal and external customers. The role will involve:

Key Tasks:

  • To encourage and enable the development of life skills and to maximise opportunities for young people using the service, to develop personal interests and talents.
  • To ensure support provided is tailored to the needs of the individual and in accordance with their support plan.
  • To work with a wide range of external agencies on behalf of the young people and the project.
  • Maintain accurate records of all work undertaken. Complete reports to support the development of goals and care plans.
  • To ensure appropriate risk assessments are completed for the services being delivered.
  • To assist in maintaining the safety and security of the project, staff and clients at all times, within prescribed procedures and working practices.
  • Play a critical role in safeguarding and promoting the well-being of the young people.
  • Engage and encourage children and young people to participate in activities aimed at promoting their well-being.
  • To play an active role within the Holdings team and wider BVT team.

Candidate Profile

You will be values driven and focused on delivering great services.

  • Ability to show empathy and to keep calm under pressure.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good listener.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and alone.
  • Able to work unsocial hours as required.
  • Subject to clear enhanced check with Criminal Record Bureau.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working with care leavers
Hours of work

The post is for 15/20 hours per week, Monday to Saturday to include some evenings.

The service must be flexible to the changing needs of the young people, so there will be a need to have some flexibility regarding hours.

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities and operates a no-smoking policy at all its premises.

Closing date: 16.07.2024

Open Evening: 09.07.2024 18:00-20:00

Interview dates: Week Commencing 29.07.2024

Strictly no agencies.

 

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