Project Worker 2 (8755)
Location: Morecambe Foyer
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £23,545 - £31,833
Closing Date: 17 December 2021
Interview Date: 11 January 2022
Supported Accommodation Services in Lancashire
Barnardo's provides supported accommodation to young people aged 16-24 across seven sites in Lancashire. The service aims to provide young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed for independent living. The young people who live in our accommodation are from a range of backgrounds and are often either in the process of Leaving Care or have experienced homelessness. The services are staffed 24 hours per day by a dedicated team. Young people can live within our accommodation for up to 2 years so that they can move on successfully to their own accommodation in a planned and coordinated way.
The service that this post links to is:
Morecambe Foyer – this service is based on Thornton Road in Morecambe and provides accommodation and support for up to 29 young people at any one time. The young people have their own bedroom and bathroom and share lounge and kitchen facilities with between 1 and 4 other young people.
Initial Specific Responsibilities
24 hour staffing 7 days per week is required in our supported accommodation services and we wish to identify a new team member to join our team of reliable and high quality workers, to assist us in the delivery of the service.
The successful candidate will be highly skilled at working with young people who have a range of issues. They will be able to work effectively, sometimes on their own, within a supported accommodation environment to ensure the young people are safe and able to develop their independent living skills.
To be successful in this role you will need to have a range of skills and abilities, and most importantly you will need to enjoy the challenges and rewards of working with young people. The successful candidate will have a planned induction and will participate in range of training.
This is a Project Worker 2 role, and as such the successful candidates will be:
- effective at making assessment of need and risk
- highly skilled in managing complex safeguarding issues within multi-agency frameworks.
- have service user participation as a core value within their practice
Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore are open to offering flexible working arrangements.
When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Our basis and values
Project Worker 2 - Job Description & Person Profile.pdf (78.57 KB)
Read about our commitment to safeguarding and our pre-employment checks.pdf (59.64 KB)
2021 05 Morecambe - PW2 - Additional Information.pdf (4.73 MB)
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Updated Version July 2021.pdf (101.44 KB)