Job Vacancy – Fortalice – Children and Young People Project Worker

Job Title: Children and Young People Project Worker
Salary/ Rate: £11.50 per hour
Location: Bolton
Closing Date: Midday, Thursday 10th February 2022
Hours: 35 per week

Background Information

Fortalice was established in 1977 to provide emergency accommodation and support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse within their own homes.

The organisation has expanded over the past years and now provides a wide range of services for women, families, children and young people within both the Refuge and the Outreach Support Centre. The ethos of Fortalice in relation to support is to focus on self-help, promoting self-esteem, confidence and independence to enable women to break free from abusive relationships and reduce the chance of re-victimisation thus moving on to a self-sustaining, independent life.

Children and Young People Project Worker

  • Temporary contract with the possibility of extension subject to successful funding – full time 35 hours
  • £11.50 per hour

Due to exciting new opportunities, Fortalice is aiming to recruit a Children and Young People’s Project Worker to join our highly experienced team. The posts will involve various duties to meet the needs of the organisation.

Purpose of the role:

The Children and Young People’s Project Worker will support children and young people from primary and secondary schools in the Bolton borough to work through trauma as a result of exposure to Domestic Abuse and Violence (DAV).

Attendance and participation at multi-agency meetings is a key part of the role and through working collaboratively with external organisations, the Children and Young People’s Project Worker will assess, support and educate children and young people both individually and as part of group work sessions. Identifying and assisting with safeguarding issues is a key part of this role.

Key skills:

  • Knowledge of and empathy with the aims and objectives of Fortalice and the issues relating to domestic violence.
  • Excellent knowledge of multi-agency working within the Bolton area when working with children and young people with complex issues
  • An ability to attend and participate in multi-agency meetings, identifying appropriate referrals for the service and interventions that can be implemented
  • An ability to build and develop supportive relationships with children and young people, maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Experience of delivering group work and individual support sessions with children and young people of all age ranges.
  • A sound understanding of safeguarding, child protection, Early Help, adults at risk and a commitment to follow procedure.

How to apply and other information:

  • Women only applicants can apply for the post as this is an occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1, schedule 9 of the Equality Act under section 7.2e of the Equality Act 2010
  • The posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check due to the nature of the work undertaken by the organisation.
  • A current valid driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance for work is essential.
  • Please note we do not accept CV’s.
  • To apply for a post, please request an application pack by email jobs@fortalice.co.uk
  • The closing date for applications to be returned is midday Thursday 10th February 2022. Please note that any completed applications received after this date will not be considered. If you do not receive a response within five working days from the closing date, then you have not been selected for interview.
  • Interviews will be held on the week commencing Monday 14th February 2022.
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