Project Worker – Crawley


Recruiting Organisation: YMCA DownsLink Group

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £25,530 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Location: Crawley


YMCA DownsLink Group need a committed and passionate person to become part of the team to work in a holistic manner and a psychologically informed approach to support young people.

Staff take on an assets balanced approach to actively encourage young people into education, employment and training by providing 1:1 sessions and group work called More Than A Room.

Top Criteria

  • Experience working with a similar client group and a good understanding of the needs and challenges posed by young people is desirable.
  • Understanding of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
  • Ability to provide group work and activities that enable young people to achieve the skills they need to maintain their lives independently.
  • An excellent planner and organiser, who is able to manage lots of tasks at the same time and keep appropriate records

Top Responsibilities

  • Keep clear records of a young persons journey in relation to their needs, risks, strengths/assets and outcomes.
  • Delivers group or one-to-one sessions for young people that provide a platform for their assets and skills to be recognised and developed.
  • Identify and keep track of the needs and the risks presented by the young person to ensure they can keep themselves safe.
  • Record all incidents, accidents and safeguarding issues that require further investigation and share appropriately with staff, managers and safeguarding team.

Expected working pattern:

You will work on a three week rolling rota with the following hours:
• M- 1-9; T – 1-9; W – 7-3; T- 7-3; F -1-9.
• M- 1-9; T – 1-9; W – 1-9; T- 9-5; F -7-3.
• M- 7-4; T – 7-2; W – 1-9; T- 9-5; F -1-9.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. They value diversity and promote inclusion, which is demonstrated through activities, as well as in policies and working practices. Reinforced by culture and values, they seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Please find further information about the role here: Project Worker – Crawley – YMCA DownsLink Group (


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Closing Date: 16 November 2021

Interview Date: 22 November 2021


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