Location: Roxeth Gate, Harrow
Contract: Permanent, 20 hours per week (Weds, Thurs, Fri)
Salary: £12,728 per annum
YMCA West London is a part of YMCA St Paul’s Group (SPG). SPG emerged from the coming together of four separate Associations over an 18-month period. The group is largest YMCA in Europe and one of the largest providers of supported housing in London and beyond providing a safe place to stay for over 1,200 residents each night. As well as accommodation, education and training, the Association is focused on the transformation of communities through its 6+ Health and Wellbeing Centres, including an outdoor swimming pool and a wide range of Children, Youth and Family programmes including nurseries, after school clubs and soft play centres. Through the merger and accompanying new investment we expect the range, reach and impact of our services to grow so that we can better realise our vision.
The vision of the Association is of ‘Places where young people thrive and communities flourish’. Its mission is to be ‘an inclusive Christian Association transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive’.
We are looking to appoint a dedicated and motivated Supported Lodgings Project Worker for our Roxeth YMCA, reporting to the Director of Programme.
The post holder will be expected to provide high quality, holistic support and advice to vulnerable young people to help them develop sustainable independent living skills. The role will involve:
- Supporting and advising Supported Lodgings hosts to empower them to support young people placed with them
- Carrying a case load of young people in placements and supporting them to achieve required outcomes in the following areas: volunteering, education, employment, training, independent living and wellbeing
- Ensuring young people in 0placements are getting the support they need from their placements and acquiring independent living skills
- Have knowledge of the issues facing young vulnerable people
- Knowledge of Supporting People Programme
- Experience of working with young people aged 16-17
- Experience working with a vulnerable client group
Benefits include: On going staff development, training, opportunities for career progression, 22 days annual leave (increasing by a day per year to a maximum of 27 pro rata plus bank holidays), a pension scheme, free Life Assurance, Child Care vouchers scheme, Cycle2Work scheme, free Health cash plan including an Employee Assistance Programme.
For a full job description, applicant pack, applicant privacy notice please visit the YMCA England website https://ymca.current-vacancies.com
Completed Applications should be directed to our external recruitment/response handler’s HR Initiatives Limited c/o firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you prefer to submit your CV to register your interest in applying for this position, please be aware that as a responsible employer, we follow safer recruitment guidelines and if you are shortlisted and selected for an interview you must complete an application form before you can be interviewed.
Closing date: 5th March
Interview dates: W/C 11th March
YMCA St Paul’s Group is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities. As a responsible employer, we follow safer recruitment guidelines and if you are selected for an interview you will be required to complete an application form, which will be sent out to you. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
YMCA St Paul’s Group is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values