Job Vacancy – Fortalice – Children’s and Young People’s Project Worker

Job Title: Children’s and Young People’s Project Worker
Salary/ Rate: £11.73 per hour
Location: Bolton and local community
Closing Date: 2pm, Tuesday 16th August 2022
Hours: Various part-time and full-time hours available

Due to exciting new funding opportunities and the expansion of our children and young people’s services, Fortalice is looking to recruit specialist workers to support children and young people recovering from the effects of domestic abuse. The posts will be based from our Outreach Support Centre in Bolton with sessions held both within the Centre and schools.

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.

Purpose of the role:

The Children and Young People’s Worker will support children and young people from the Bury area to work through trauma as a result of exposure to Domestic Abuse and Violence (DAV). The 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 abuse.
  • 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.
  • Excellent knowledge of multi-agency working within the Bury area when working with children and young people with complex issues.
  • 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.
  • As this is a community based project and the work will involve travelling to different venues, it is essential to have a current valid driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance for work.
  • The posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check due to the nature of the work undertaken by the organisation.
  • Please note we do not accept CV’s.
  • To apply for a post, please request an application pack by email
  • The closing date for applications to be returned is 2pm Tuesday 16th August 2022. Please note that any completed applications received after this date will not be considered.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to an interview via email. Please note that if we receive a high volume of applications, we may be unable to contact applicants who are not shortlisted for an interview.
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