9th November 2021

Job vacancy: Project Worker/Counsellor/Group Facilitator

 

Location: Weston-super-Mare

Salary: £20,500 – £23,500 (pro rata for part time roles) depending on qualifications and experience.

Job Type: Temporary. The post is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and National Lottery Community Fund and will complete in March 2023.

 

Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Big Lottery Community Fund, positions have arisen as part of the West of England Works Building Better Opportunities Programme.  These could be two part time positions or be combined into one full time position.

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.

This is a temporary contract and will complete in March 2023.

 

Role 1: Project worker

The role of the project worker will be:

  • To pro-actively attract suitable participants to the programme through advertising, networking and engagement within local communities in the Weston-super-Mare and Bristol area.
  • To provide specialist assistance for participants with substance 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 identify barriers to accessing education, training and employment; set goals and create individual action plans; 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 the rest of the team, other programme partners and specialist providers to provide a holistic package of support.
  • To complete all necessary paperwork, and maintain compliance with the programme requirements.
  • To work closely with and report to the Project Coordinator.

 

Role 2: Counsellor/Group Facilitator

The role of the counsellor/group facilitator will be:

  • To pro-actively attract suitable participants to the programme through advertising, networking and engagement within local communities in the Weston-super-Mare and Bristol area.
  • To provide specialist assistance for participants with substance misuse issues that are inhibiting progress into education, training and employment.
  • To work primarily as a group facilitator to provide recovery support.  There may also be some 1-1 counselling opportunities if suitably qualified.
  • To work collaboratively with the rest of the team, other programme partners and specialist providers to provide a holistic package of support.
  • To complete all necessary paperwork 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.

Benefits – Health Care Cash Plan, Group Life Cover, Pension Scheme

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to humanresources@broadwaylodge.org.uk  by midnight Thursday 25th November 2021. For further details, please contact Wendy Ruddick on 07847 269632. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Safe recruitment

The safe recruitment of staff is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our clients. All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of a minimum of two satisfactory references. Broadway Lodge undertakes the level of DBS check for which a particular staff member is eligible.

Broadway Lodge is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.