The West Sussex approach puts the child first. We work with children, families, communities, our partners and schools in a restorative, strength-based way. Strong relationships are at the heart of what we do.
Operating within the Children, Young People and Learning Directorate, you will be expected to have a good understanding of how local, regional, and national education, health and social care markets operate.
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Salary: £32,020 - £34,723 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time (37 hours)
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Countywide travel may be required - work base to be confirmed shortly (opportunity for hybrid)
As a House Project Facilitator, you will be providing direct support to approximately 12 young people we care for who are over the age of 16 who have been referred to the House Project.
The aim of project is to provide independence and support to young people. Over a period of around a year, the project members will develop their life skills, community skills and independence to live their lives.
You'll need to be tenacious, flexible and work in an entirely solution-focused and empowering way. This will be a physically active role, and you'll be regularly involved in various group activities. You will also need to be able to drive to various locations around the county, for example to visit homes or facilitate young people's access to project activities.
For full details, please refer to the Job Description
- Developed communication, interpersonal and influencing skills in a variety of contexts with young people.
- Ability to form positive relationships with young people.
- Ability to work collaboratively and to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to work effectively on your own initiative, manage your own time and achieve challenging outcomes to tight deadlines.
- Good problem solving and analytical skills.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- Relevant degree, or equivalent qualification or experience.
- Relevant postgraduate professional qualification or equivalent qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience
- Have an understanding of the social, emotional, safeguarding and practical challenges facing the young people we care for and care leavers.
- An understanding of child development, the impact of trauma and experience of working with vulnerable young people.
- Clear understanding of the legal framework for children and young people who are looked after.
- Clear understanding of safeguarding and ability to assess situations for and with young people.
- Demonstrate previous successful experience of working with young people.
Rewards and Benefits
As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. In addition to working within a great team and a brilliant opportunity you will receive rewards and benefits.
For a full list of the benefits offered, you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is CAFHE04611.
To apply, please follow the links below to upload your CV and cover letter.