Assistant Project Worker (part time)

Living +
South Shields
£16923 per annum, Benefits (pro rata) + benefits
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time

We have an exciting and rewarding job opportunity for someone who receives great satisfaction from providing support to those who need it most. We are looking to recruit an Assistant Project Worker to work within one of our fantastic support services that provides safe accommodation, refuge and guidance to women and children at risk of domestic abuse.
What your role will be
As an Assistant Project Worker you will be working as part of a team to ensure that residents receive the guidance and support agreed by the project and provide assistance with their preparations for moving on to permanent housing. You will accurately record all information and provide administration support to the Project Workers within the team
You will be supported in your development and everyday activity by your fellow colleagues at the service including the scheme Team Leader and the Scheme Manager. Although we have an established and effective framework of internal policies and procedures in place to support both you and the service users, you will also liaise, seek advice from and work closely with external and statutory organisations such as social services, health authorities, the probation service and other specialist providers as required.
We aim to provide support to our customers seven days a week and therefore the working hours for this post will include a mixture of weekdays and weekends.
You will be lone working on weekends on a rota pattern with the rest of your team to ensure the service is fully supported. You will also be expected to lone work on some bank holidays subject to the requirements of the service.
Your typical week will be 30 hours per week, 6 hours per day when working Monday to Friday. When working weekends and bank holidays you will be working 9am-5pm with overtime paid for the additional hours. For more information regarding the rota, please click on the attached rota document to the left of this screen.
Your background
Do you consider yourself a positive, energetic person? Here at Places for People we are looking for someone who is as sprited as we are about delivering great customer service. It is our passionate approach that has made us one of the largest and most innovative property management companies in the UK.
As the main responsibilities for this position includes administration duties, to be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate excellent IT skills, together with communication skills, both written and verbal. You should also have some knowledge of safeguarding children and adults, an awareness of the issues faced by women and children at risk of domestic abuse and some knowledge of welfare benefits and relevant housing legislation.
You will also be expected to demonstrate at interview an ability to assess and deal with conflicting demands within a fast pacing environment .
Interviews for this post are expected to take place on 9th May 2017 . This post is subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and all offers of employment are subject to the receipt of two satisfactory references.
Due to an occupational requirement of this role we can only accept applications from female candidates.
What we offer you
Recognised by Investors in People as a Gold Status employer, at Places for People we really do care about our employees. We know that when you feel valued and you enjoy your working environment, you perform better in your role and your overall morale and well-being improves. In this role you will receive an attractive rewards package that will include a comprehensive pension; generous holiday entitlement; childcare vouchers; high street discount vouchers; free counselling; free flu-jabs; opportunities to get loans, plus many other benefits including career development.
About us
Places for People Living+ is our support specialist, managing 4,126 properties and providing dedicated housing and support services to over 6,500 people to help them live independent lives. Focussing on enhancing health and wellbeing, social connections, life and employability skills, it works with older people, young people, young parents, people with physical disabilities, mental health issues or learning disabilities, women escaping domestic abuse and people striving to overcome homelessness.
What’s next
If you meet the criteria and ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on 01772 897525.
Please note that vacancies may sometimes be withdrawn prior to the closing date if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.
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