Future 4 Me Project Worker

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£23,111 - £25,463 per annum
12 Oct 2018
09 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Future 4 Me Project Worker – Resettlement (Maternity Cover)

We are offering an opportunity for you to join the Future 4 Me project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes specialists in mental health, participation and learning and work.  Together you will improve outcomes for young people leaving care and custody.  

1625 Independent People (1625ip) is a leading youth homeless charity based in the South West, working with over 2,500 young people. We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector, thereby building trusting relationships between young people and 1625ip staff is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:

  • You have empathy and understanding of the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care and custody, and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people.
  • You enjoy and you are good at engaging vulnerable people and enabling them to build positive and trusting relationships, which can be used as a tool for change.
  • You are able to offer clear and consistent responses to young people who present challenging behaviour, are chaotic, distressed and have learned not to trust.
  • You have experience of working with young people with complex needs, who have been involved in the youth and criminal justice system.
  • There is a requirement to work flexibly as required, which will include occasional evening and weekend work.
  • You will need to travel across Bristol and North Somerset so you must have either a full driving licence and access to a vehicle or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments.

What you will be doing:

  • You will provide intensive support to a small caseload of young people, supporting them in all areas of their life and enabling them to contribute to the design, delivery and evaluation of the project.
  • You will support the development of a model of best practice for engaging vulnerable young people, so they can engage positively in their communities and build relationships outside of the project, which will be shared nationally. 
  • You will provide colleagues and partners with specialist advice and consultation on the resettlement needs of young people leaving custody.
  • An overarching aim of Future 4 Me is to join up services for young people, so you will liaise closely with professionals in other agencies, including Children and Young People’s Services, Youth Offending Teams, and with our partner voluntary agencies.
  • You will be in the Specialist Services team and your line manager will be Future 4 Me and Wellbeing Services Manager

What we are offering:

  • 30 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as PIE. The team are supportive of each other and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences.
  • Flexible working and a relaxed dress code
  • Regular supervisions and yearly Personal Development Reviews
  • Employer pension contribution of 4%

The Location: You will be based in Kingsley Hall, close to Bristol’s main train and bus stations as well as the vibrant city centre.

Please see the below documents for more information

Closing Date: 09:00, Monday 6 November 2018

Interviews: Friday 16 November 2018 (we may be able to accommodate alternative times if you cannot attend on that date)

Hours per week: Full time 37.5

Contract type: Maternity cover (fixed term of 9 months)

Pay: £23,111 - £25,463 per annum (NJC Scale 25 - 28), starting at the bottom of the scale

Equal opportunities for everyone:

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 

We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers.  We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.

Please see our Policies section on the website for further information. If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process please let us know as soon as possible.