Location: Weston-super-Mare & Bristol
Job type: Full-time, Temporary
Salary: £19,000 – £22,000 (depending on experience)
Closing date: Friday 4th December 2020
Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and The National Lottery Community Fund, a position has arisen for a Project Worker as part of the West of England Works Building Better Opportunities Programme.
This is an 18-month post commencing in January 2021 and will complete in June 2022 and is mostly based in Weston-super-Mare and Bristol.
The aim of the programme is to support people who are not in employment, education or training who face multiple and complex barriers to securing sustainable employment and training across the West of England area. This role will require working with people with addiction issues, supporting them in their recovery and helping them work towards their individual goals.
Main tasks of the role:
- To pro-actively attract suitable participants to the programme through advertising, networking and engagement within local communities in the WoEW area.
- To provide specialist assistance for participants with drug and/or alcohol misuse issues that are inhibiting progress into education, training and employment.
- To work primarily on a 1-1 basis to:
- provide recovery support
- help participants create Individual Action Plans; identify barriers to accessing education, training and employment and provide support to overcome these barriers.
- provide support to access education and training/personal development courses.
- provide support to access voluntary work, work taster days and work placement programmes.
- provide preparation for employment support including CV writing, job search, job applications, interview prep and in-work support for new job starts.
- To work collaboratively with other programme partners and specialist providers to provide a holistic package of support.
- To complete all necessary paperwork, input data onto a Management Information system, and maintain compliance with the programme requirements.
- To work closely with and report to the Project Coordinator.
We require candidates who are passionate, professional and conscientious. The successful applicant must have experience of working with people with addiction issues, a good awareness of the issues they face, plus a good knowledge of services available in Weston-super-Mare and Bristol. Excellent IT skills and attention to detail are also essential requirements.
The post is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and National Lottery Community Fund.
Benefits: Health Care Cash Plan, Group Life Cover, Pension Scheme.
Employment is conditional upon the provision of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS certificate.
How to Apply:
Please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 4th December 2020.
Please note: We will endeavour to respond to all applicants to inform them of the outcome of their application. However, due to a high number of applicants at this time, we may not be able to reply to everyone. If you have not heard back from us by the end of December 2020, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.