Project Worker (OLAC) – West Sussex

Working hours: 22.5 Hours per week
Salary: £22,640 per annum (£13,584 pro rata)
Contract: Permanent
Location: West Sussex: Burgess Hill, Crawley & Horsham

YMCA DownsLink Group are recruiting a Project Worker to work in the residential accommodation projects for OLAC (Older Looked After Children) aged 16 to 21. The role will include supporting with the day-to-day running of the service and engaging the young people who live within the project and supporting them to develop socially, personally and emotionally in order that they may grow in confidence and independence.

Applicant must be experienced in, and/or passionate about, working directly with young people aged 16-25 and able to engage and relate well to this age group. Applicant will need an understanding of the key risks, challenges and opportunities for young people and the ability to inspire, and work proactively with, young people to develop their talents. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to use a variety of IT packages, are essential.

The role involves working 3 shifts a week of 7.5 hours to include weekends and evenings.

The position comes with excellent benefits:

  • Including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays)
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme

Interested applicants can speak to the Recruiting Manager. Please email and your query will be forwarded.

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we 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 download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered. To apply, please visit: Project Worker – OLAC West Sussex – YMCA DownsLink Group (

Please note that CVs are not accepted. When submitting the application please save the application form as ‘your full name APPLICATION’ and put the job title/location in the email subject line. Please submit the application as a Word document or PDF via email.

Closing date: Monday 21 June, 9:00 am
Interview date: To be Confirmed

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