Project Worker

  • Job Reference: BCP PW VOL
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Barons Court Project
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £26,898.79
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

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:

Drop-In/Café

  • 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.

Training

  • 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.

General

  •  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.

2.0: Personnel

  •  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

3.0: Financial

  •  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

5.0: Other

  •  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

Person Specification

Skills:

  • 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

Knowledge:

  • 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

Experience:

  • 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 michael@baronscourtproject.org  

Closing date for applications 17th May 2021

Date for interviews Week Commencing 24th May 2019