Project Worker - Bristol Dawes Unit
3 days left
- Full Time
Project Worker – Catch22 Dawes Unit
£19,334 - £24,168
(Full-time 37 hrs per week)
Join Catch22 as a Project Worker and you could be integral to the development and delivery of gang intervention and street conflict programme in Bristol.
Funded through a legacy left to Catch22, the project forms part of Catch22 Dawes Gangs Unit and involves working in line with a project in Bristol and a team focusing on policy and research. The service offers a range of interventions, including universal education, early intervention for those at risk of involvement in street conflict and diversion for those on the periphery, through to exit programmes for those deeply entrenched.
As a Project Worker, you will:
- Plan and lead on the delivery of activities and interventions that will deter young people from involvement in street conflict related activities
- Work across the whole spectrum of the project’s delivery, hold a case of referrals and support young people via a range of interventions, including 1-2-1 support and group work
- Engage and build positive relationships with the young people, conduct individual assessments and develop action plans
- Carry out outreach and detached work to engage young people in schools and the local community
- Make sure all elements of the programme are targeted appropriately
- Support the Service Manager in maintaining effective links with local agencies and community groups and help develop new initiatives
As a Project Worker you will need:
- Experience of working in a high risk client group presenting violent or challenging behaviour and planning, leading, delivering and evaluating activities and interventions for young people
- An understanding of the issues facing socially excluded young people or those at risk from disengaging from mainstream activities and the issue of gang violence/territorialism in Bristol
- A track record of delivering individual and group work, managing risk and ensuring the safety of staff and clients in a volatile setting
- A proven ability to engage young people, parents and the community and work with a range of partners to achieve agreed outcomes
- A positive approach, excellent organisational and communication skills, lots of tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive issues and a willingness to work outside core hours.
- A full UK driving license and access to your own vehicle, due to the nature of the work.
A forward looking social business, Catch22 has over two hundred years’ experience of providing services that help people in tough situations to turn their lives around. Our programmes help those we work with to steer clear of crime or substance misuse, do the best they can in school or college and develop skills for work, live independently on leaving care or custody, gain new skills and confidence as parents, and play a full part in their community.
For further details about this post and other vacancies please visit our website.
Closing date: 24th August 2017, 17:00
Interviews: 4th and 7th September 2017