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2 Mar 2023

Full-Time Support Project Worker

YMCA DownsLink Group – Posted by Crawley, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

  • Earnings: £25,405 per annum

THE ROLE – Full-time (37.5 hours per week) / Permanent / Job description and application pack (including details on our benefits) are available to download from our website

CLOSING DATE – 30 March 2023 at midnight. Please note we will be interviewing successful candidates on a rolling basis and as such may close the vacancy before the deadline

Crawley Foyer is one of our 24-hour supported accommodation projects; it houses 40 young people aged 16 to 25 for up to 2 years, offering low to medium support. As a service, we provide a safe and welcoming environment for young people, with their aspirations and desires always at the forefront of the support we offer.

We are looking for a Support Project Worker to join our enthusiastic and dynamic team. In this diverse, rewarding role you will work proactively, creatively and effectively alongside young people to develop their assets and talents and to acquire the skills they need to live independent and fulfilling lives. You will also identify, map and encourage the growth of each resident’s assets, strengths and talents. You will contribute to the smooth and safe running of the services by providing consistency and reliability. This will involve recording incidents, accidents and safeguarding issues and sharing information with relevant colleagues.

A key focus of this role is coaching young people to manage their occupancy agreement and adhere to house rules, in preparation for independent living and promoting a credit culture, encouraging young people to keep up to date with all payments for rent. You will also undertake housing management and health and safety-related tasks as required. This includes fire, gas and water safety, and buildings inspections.

You will be based on site at the Crawley Foyer. This role is on a rolling rota, working 5 days out of 7 days, consisting of the following shifts 7am-3pm, 9am-5pm, 11am-7pm and 1pm- 9pm, this includes weekends and bank holidays. There is a small amount of lone working involved in this role, but you will get to know the team and project, along with extensive training prior to starting on a rota pattern.

ABOUT YOU – We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything described, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself

A successful applicant will love being involved in the support and growth of young people and will be able to actively encourage residents into education, training, and employment. You will be passionate about supporting young people to lead independent lives, enjoy working in an exciting, fast-paced environment, have a sense of humour and the drive to deliver an outstanding service. You will be able to facilitate a process of development that allows the young person to take the lead in identifying actions and goals.

You will ideally have knowledge and experience of working with young people leaving care, understand the key risks, challenges, and opportunities for our client group and have an awareness of all aspects of safeguarding. You will be able to build strong relationships with other members of your team and make sure that handovers are robust and clear. You will also be an effective communicator and have a good understanding of basic IT systems.

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please contact

Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at

TO APPLY – Please ensure you fully complete the online application form and upload a copy of your CV

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (including the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

How to Apply

Please apply for this role via our website: Support Project Worker in Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom | YMCA Careers (

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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