Project Worker

Closing date 24 September 2019
Organisation GIPSIL
Location Leeds
Hours Full time
37 hours per week
Salary £22,021
Telephone 0113 2000853
Email hr@gipsil.org.uk
Website gipsil.org.uk/jobs/
Description

GIPSIL is a community based organisation and lead provider of housing and support to vulnerable young people and young people leaving care in Leeds.   This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to join a brand new project to support young people over sixteen in a 24/7 hour setting to develop their skills to live independently.   This post is at the heart of our Intensive Support Team (IST) with opportunities to support young people 1-2-1, in small groups and develop the core & cluster with a small dedicated team.   If you are passionate about improving the lives of young people with care experience  in Leeds, possess outstanding relationship building skills and understand the importance of having a home this might be for you.  


As a Project Worker (Core & Cluster), some of the main responsibilities include:

  • Providing housing related support in a 24/7 supported housing environment using a core and cluster model. An understanding of the impact of childhood trauma informs the approach taken to support.
  • Using a strength based approach and restorative practice putting young people at the centre of their support.      
    Responsible for a small number of young people, aged between 16 and 19, many will have had disrupted childhoods, experienced being in care and be familiar with statutory services.
    Responsible for a small number of young people, aged between 16 and 19, many will have had disrupted childhoods, experienced being in care and be familiar with statutory services.  
    Support these young people to make the transition to living independently providing a safe and secure environment which feels like a home.
  • Support these young people to make the transition to living independently providing a safe and secure environment which feels like a home.    
    Ensuring all communication is clear and accurate; individual risk management and health & safety are priority areas.
  • Ensuring all communication is clear and accurate; individual risk management and health & safety are priority areas.     
    With the team will plan activities which are led by and engage young people helping to develop their life skills, these can be as a group or on a 1-2-1.
  • With the team will plan activities which are led by and engage young people helping to develop their life skills, these can be as a group or on a 1-2-1.


If you wish to receive an application pack, please visit https://gipsil.org.uk/jobs, email hr@gipsil.org.uk or call our HR team on 0113 2000 857 to request a full application pack.


 For further information about the above role, please contact Steve Cooke (Service Manager) steve.cooke@gipsil.org.uk or James Deakin (Team Leader) james.deakin@gipsil.org.uk   GIPSIL particularly welcomes applicants from BME communities.  


Please note that GIPSIL does not accept CVs for this post
No agencies


Deadline for applications: 24/09/2019 @ 12:00 Noon      
Shortlisting Date: 27/09/2019          
Interview Date: 03/10/2019 or 04/10/2019

GIPSIL is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. We believe that all children and adults, who are at risk of harm, have the right to be protected from abuse. GIPSIL aims to ensure that all staff and voluntary workers who seek work at GIPSIL and who have access to children and adults are safe to do so.
 If you have not heard from us by 27th September, unfortunately this means you have not been successful in reaching the interview stage this time. We thank you for your application.

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