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Trainee Project Worker

Employer
SPEAR
Location
Twickenham
Salary
£10.85 per hour
Closing date
17 Oct 2021
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Trainee Project Worker
Twickenham, London
(Part-time, 14 hours per week, fixed-term, 12 month contract)
 
About Us
 
We are SPEAR, a charity dedicated to helping homeless people in South and West London find secure accommodation and work towards a positive future. For 30 years, we’ve worked tirelessly to support homeless people to recover from their personal issues and break down the barriers that they face. We recognise that homelessness is much more than just a housing issue, so we provide a range of accommodation and support services to help people reach their full potential.
 
We’re now looking for a Trainee Project Worker to join our team on a part-time basis on a 12 month fixed term contract.
 
The Benefits
 
- London Living Wage £10.85 per hour
- 26 days’ holiday pro rata
- Pension scheme
- Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme
- A range of benefits including cycle to work scheme and staff wellbeing sessions
- refer a friend bonus scheme
 
This is a superb opportunity for an individual with drive, focus and a desire to work with our outstanding charity to help us to combat homelessness. You’ll discover a passionate, supportive environment where the entire team are working toward the same goals and are dedicated to making positive change and producing great results.
 
The Role
 
You will be part of a professional and experienced team, giving you a fantastic learning experience and overview of support working within a homelessness charity. In the past, SPEAR has recruited many trainee posts who have regularly continued further employment at SPEAR or within the sector.
 
This 12-month role at SPEAR Homeless Charity as a Trainee Project Worker works with Spear’s 16-25 year old homeless clients, including rough sleepers, and supports them into a range of education, employment, training and wellbeing services in the boroughs of Sutton, Merton, Wandsworth, Richmond and Kingston.
 
You will:
 
- Organise group trips for SPEAR’s 16-25 year old clients (previous trips include quizzes, trips to the theatre and art galleries, and a tour of a university)
- Develop positive relationships with clients in order to facilitate the best possible outcomes and to address issues of social isolation and exclusion
- Contact allocated clients and support them in identifying goals they would like to work towards in the areas of employment, education, training and wellbeing
- Support clients to develop their employability by helping with writing CVs, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and understanding role requirements.
 
About you
 
To be considered for the role of Trainee Project Worker, you will have:
 
- Lived experience of, and empathy with, issues experienced by SPEAR’s client group. For example, experience of homelessness and/or the criminal justice system.
- The ability to engage and build trusting relationships with SPEAR’s clients
- The ability to work within a team and on your own initiative
- The ability to represent SPEAR appropriately in all situations, and to work professionally with external agencies
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal
- Basic IT skills, including competence with word processing and email and the ability to learn how to use new IT applications
- Experience of supporting children and/or vulnerable adults to achieve their goals
 
This is a part-time role, working 14 hours per week.
 
For further and more detailed information on the role and person specification, please select the apply button where you will be taken to our website and may review the job description.
 
APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A SUPPORTING STATEMENT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
 
CLOSING DATE: 17/10/2021
 
SPEAR are an equal opportunities employer, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.
 
We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
 
So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Trainee Project Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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