We are looking for a Project Worker to join our team.
Purpose of Job
- To assist with the co-ordination of the daily operations of the Drop-in at Barons Court Project.
- To jointly manage and participate in the work of our Drop-in/Café and Advice/Advocacy services with other Project Worker/s and cover for the Drop in centre lead when they are absent
- To lead on the development of the Life Skills Groups and other group work at the Project.
- To lead on the recruitment and management of volunteers for the project.
Key areas of Responsibility
1: Service Delivery
In liaison with other Project Workers and in accordance with operational policy and established working practice to hold responsibility in the following areas:
- To provide accurate and confidential Advice and Information to users with referral to other agencies as appropriate; to act as advocate for service users with other agencies
- To provide one-to-one key work sessions for users who desire such support
- To provide an outreach service to encourage continuing participation in the services we offer
- To manage numbers utilising the drop-in and ensure we can safely evacuate at all times
Life Skills Project
- To devise and facilitate a programme of activities to enhance the life and social skills of service users
- To identify and liaise with external providers to deliver a bespoke programme of activities in workshop format (E.g. Cookery, budgeting, personal safety, health and well-being etc.)
- To co-ordinate and publicise sessions and ensure that rooms, tutors and materials are available
- To signpost service users to more specialist education E.g. Basic Skills, or other educational opportunities
- To liaise with providers of accredited IT training and support.
Volunteer Recruitment and Management
- To recruit and manage volunteers for the project including: a programme for our guests to volunteer, regular volunteers for the drop-in and activities and working with corporate groups for volunteers days.
- To complete volunteer inductions, arrange DBS checks and provide supervision.
- To work with the Director to write and deliver workshops on homelessness and mental health that can be delivered to 3rd parties including Statutory Services and the Business Community.
- To ensure all services operate according to operational specifications and to keep appropriate records
- To ensure all Health & Safety, including Food Hygiene, Policy requirements are met
- To ensure service users are involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services.
- To supervise Sessional staff, Locums & Volunteers (appropriate to areas of work)
- To ensure sufficient part-time/sessional staff are on operational duty to meet service and health & safety specifications and to maintain a rota system to achieve this, using locum staff as required
- To participate in the recruitment, induction and training of sessional staff, locums and volunteers
- To process petty cash and payments in accordance with the projects policies and procedures
4.0: Record Keeping
- To keep full and appropriate records including: service user attendance and information; client files; incidents and accidents; attendance of all tutors, volunteers, sessional and locum workers
- To participate fully in the work of the Project Team
- To attend team meetings, supervision and such other meetings as may be required
- To attend training as may be required
- To abide by the organisation’s EOP, H&S, Confidentiality and all other relevant policies
- To undertake such other tasks as may reasonably be said to fulfil the purposes of the post
- Ability to work alongside people from all backgrounds including those from marginalised communities especially those who are homeless or living with mental health issues
- Build and maintain strong, long term relationships with a range of stakeholders including statutory services, 3rd sector organisations and corporate groups
- Excellent communication skills, with an ability to persuade both verbally and in writing
- Ability to write and deliver group work sessions both with guests and outside bodies
- Creativity, imagination and an entrepreneurial attitude towards expanding the service
- Capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines for multiple tasks Ability to deal directly with Stakeholders and partners
- Strong administrative skills with a high attention to detail
- Collaborative, team player
- Up to date knowledge of issues facing people who are homeless or living with mental health issues
- Benefits and welfare payments
- Of the external environment and trends within the sector
- Of working with people who are homeless or living with mental health issues(E)
- Of recruiting, supervising and managing volunteers (E)
- Designing and delivering group work (D)
To apply email your CV and a supporting statement on how you meet the Person Specification to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications 17th May 2021
Date for interviews Week Commencing 24th May 2019