Relief Project Worker

16 Nov 2016
14 Dec 2016
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Relief Project Worker, The Knole, Cheltenham

Langley House Trust has an opportunity for a Relief Project Worker to join our team based in Cheltenham on a part time, permanent basis (working flexible as and when required). We are offering the successful candidate a salary of ??7.20 an hour plus excellent benefits.

Langley House Trust is an innovative Christian charity that provides specialist housing, programmes and support services in the community for offenders seeking to live crime-free lives. Since 1958 we have earned an enviable reputation for reducing reoffending with proven results.

Regardless of a person's history, our passion is to change every life for the better, working with people of all faiths and none.

Langley House Trust is a national Christian charity specialising in providing at-risk marginalised groups (including those leaving prison) with accommodation, support and rehabilitation in a supportive Christian environment.

As the Relief Project Worker you will assist in the delivery of a stable and effective programme by the efficient delivery of the day-to-day service; within set budgets and to the agreed levels of quality as defined within the Langley House Trust Business Plan, Quality Assurance Strategy and Key Performance Indicators and in particular to support Service Users to achieve the aims laid out in their Care/Support Plan.

Responsibilities of our Relief Project Worker include:

- To key work and support service clients generally within the project, and to act as the Key Worker to designated service clients.

- Take an active role in the assessment and management of risk including the operation of physical and situational security measures to control the level of risk posed to the public, staff and other service clients.

- Regularly fully utilise the Trust 'Service User File' with designated service clients to ensure that they are supported and empowered to achieve appropriate outcomes.

- Provide support and guidance to Support Workers to assist them in the safe delivery of the service, and to support them and Key Workers in spending sufficient time with service clients to help them achieve the aims of their support/care plan.

- Ensure that all medication within the project is managed in line with Trust policy and procedures.

- Ensure that service clients are able to participate as fully as possible in the life of the project.

- Manage regular service user meetings and facilitate the Service User Inclusion and Training representatives so that they are equipped to reflect the views of other service clients at meetings.

- Provide other staff and service clients with relevant advice, support and training.

- Promote and support service user involvement, manage complaints and seek resolutions.

- Supervise and monitor the behaviour of service clients and to ensure that service clients comply with any statutory order, tenancy or house rules and to report deviations to your line manager.

- Take an active part in team meetings, ensuring that the team is fully briefed in relation to risk factors, changes in service user behaviour and de-briefed following any incident.

- Assist in the management of the referral process within the project to achieve agreed occupancy levels.

- Ensure that both prospective and former service clients are supported through visits and/or correspondence.

With an appreciation of the work we do, our Relief Project Worker will need:

- Familiar with computer packages including Word, Excel, email and allied computer skills

- Literate to write letters and reports& numerate to complete statistical returns

- Be able to work in a challenging and demanding environment

- Commitment to work for, and obtain, a qualification deemed relevant to the post, e.g. QCF in Community Justice or similar

- Able to deal discretely with delicate matters

- Fully supportive of equal opportunities for all

- Flexible attitude to rapid changes in task

- Able to work unsocial hours including nights, weekends and public holidays

If you are in harmony with the Christian ethos of our organisation and wish to join our team as our Relief Project Worker please click 'Apply' now!

Closing Date: 30th November 2016

Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check is required for all appointments within the Trust and that job offers will be subject to the Trust receiving satisfactory evidence of the successful applicant's right to work in the UK