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Project Worker – Housing First for Youth

  • Full time
  • £22,855 – £27,209
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 17th May 2022

  • Advertised from 4th May 2022
  • Full time (36.25 hrs per week), fixed term to 30 June 2023. Salary depending on experience. Grade: 3


Rock Trust aims to prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

This post is offered either as a technical apprenticeship giving the successful candidate a pathway to achieving the SVQ level 4 in health and social care, or for those who have already achieved the SVQ level 4 qualification.

The Project Worker will work as part of the West Lothian team to develop and lead this innovative venture, which is based on well-researched methods used across the world. Our Housing First for Youth model has been established to support care experienced young people transition to permanent, independent accommodation. It provides an alternative to the traditional ‘staircase’ model of transitional housing by offering accommodation on an immediate, permanent and unconditional basis. The post holder will be expected to:

  • Build trusting, lasting relationships with young people
  • Support young people to manage and thrive in their new home
  • Provide flexible, person centered, strengths-based support for as long as is required
  • Adopt a ‘whatever it takes’ and rights based approach
  • Work in a psychologically and trauma informed manner
  • Promote and share evaluation, learning and best practice

Application notes

Closing date: 17th May 2022 at 9am

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