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

Job Title: Children and Young People’s Project Worker
Salary/ Rate: £15.17 per hour
Hours:  25 hours per week  Contract Type: Temporary 12 month contract Deadline: 12pm Wednesday 3rd May 2023.

To apply for this position, please request an application pack by email

Due to exciting new funding opportunities, Fortalice is looking to recruit a specialist worker to support medium-level complex cases. 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.

Purpose of the role:

The Children and Young People’s Worker will support young people ages 11-19 from the Bolton area to work through trauma as a result of exposure to Domestic Abuse and Violence (DAV). The Worker will be allocated medium-level complex cases, supporting these young people both individually and as part of group work sessions. Some work with the whole family/support network will be offered where appropriate. 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 support children and young people with complex issues including challenging behaviour, mental health issues, self-harm and risk taking behaviour

· An ability to build and develop supportive relationships with children and young people, maintaining professional boundaries.

· Excellent knowledge of multi-agency working within Bolton 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, therefore it is essential to have a current valid driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance for work.

· The post 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 12pm Wednesday 3rd May 2023.

· 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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