Project Worker at STEP Swindon
Are you able to support young people aged 7 to 25, and engage them in activities that develop their coping skills, often during a difficult period of their lives?
STEP (Swindon) is a voluntary organisation delivering a range of services supporting young people aged 7-25 across Swindon.
STEP Swindon are looking for a vibrant, hardworking individual who works well with children and young people and has experience within a youth setting. This is initially a 2-year fixed-term contract, any extension is dependent on obtaining further funding.
Accountable to: Project Management Team
Salary Scale: £18,500 – £23,500 pro rata (dependent on qualifications and relevant experience)
Hours: 37 hours – ability to work regular evenings and weekends, plus during summer and half term activities
Holidays: 22 days a year plus Bank Holidays – pro rata
Notice Period: 1 month on completion of 3-month probationary period
Pension: An employer contribution of 5% towards an approved workplace pension scheme. (Auto-enrolment compliant) will be made on a monthly basis on completion of probationary period. In accordance with minimum pension contributions set out by The Pensions Regulator, an employee contribution of 3% (minimum) will be required.
Your job will be to support and engage young people, including those with emotional and/or behavioural needs and those with special educational needs and disabilities, through delivery of therapeutic group work interventions.
Acting as both supporter and group facilitator, you’ll draw up session plans to assist young people through and beyond the challenges they face, and work with them to enable positive changes to be achieved. You’ll need to have excellent communication skills and be confident in both IT and general administration, as liaising with professionals from across health, education and social care as well as young peoples’ families is a core aspect of this role.
STEP’s aim is to enable children and young people to reflect upon their current thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to discover techniques to overcome challenges, so they become active and productive members of their families, peer groups, schools and wider communities.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this role.
To apply, or if you would like any further information, please contact Amy Law or one of the Senior Management Team by email firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01793 714042
Closing date for applications is 12pm on 11th November 2022.
STEP have a two-stage interview process;
Stage 1 – formal face to face interview with Management Team.
Stage 2 (subject to successful completion of Stage 1) – participation in group session supporting a member of the project delivery team.
‘This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment’