Project Worker – Youth Homelessness Support

  • Full time
  • £22,339 – £26,594
  • Perth
  • Closing 24th February 2020


  • Advertised from 7th February 2020
  • 36.25 hours per week. Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2021, subject to further funding thereafter.

Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Project Worker to join our new service in Perth.

The Youth Homelessness Support Service, funded by Perth and Kinross Council aims to reduce youth homelessness. The Project Worker will work with young people aged 16-25 who are:

  • Homeless and require support to access a tenancy,
  • Living in temporary accommodation, supporting them to move on from this unstable accommodation into a permanent home
  • Living at home and experiencing family issues that may result in homelessness.

The Project Worker will be a leading member of the team, establishing positive relationships with partner agencies across Perth, working to ensure that youth homelessness rates reduce, and that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Project Worker will be responsible for engaging with partner organisations and managing the referral and support process. The Project Worker will be responsible for case management and will guide the work of Support Assistants and Volunteers to ensure that support is assigned quickly and appropriately.

This post is ideal for a self-starter, who has previous experience of working directly with children and young people either in a paid or voluntary capacity and is looking for a new challenge.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Application notes

Closing date: 9am on 24th February 2020.

Interviews will be held on: 4th March 2020 in Edinburgh.

For an application pack please call 0131 557 4059 or visit our website at rocktrust.org/vacancies to download a pack. Please specify in your pack which role you are applying for.


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