Support Project Worker – Crawley


Recruiting Organisation: YMCA DownsLink Group

Working hours: Full-time (37.5 hrs per week)
Salary: £26,425 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Location: Crawley Foyer


YMCA DownsLink Group are looking for a Support Project Worker to join the dynamic team at the Crawley Foyer. You will work proactively, creatively and effectively with young people to develop their assets and talents and to acquire the skills they need to live independent and fulfilling lives. A key focus will be promoting a credit culture and coaching young people to manage or gain life skills and adhere to house rules, in preparation for independent living.

Your role will contribute to the smooth and safe running of the services by providing consistency and reliability. This will involve recording incidents, accidents and safeguarding issues and sharing information with relevant colleagues. You will also undertake housing management and health and safety-related tasks, including fire, gas and water safety, and buildings inspections.

Based on site, this role is on a rolling rota, working 5 days out of 7 days with shifts between 7am-3pm, 9am-5pm, 11am-7pm and 1pm- 9pm; this includes weekends and bank holidays. There is a small amount of lone working, but you will get to know the team and project, along with extensive training prior to starting on a rota.


Who you are

  • A successful applicant will be passionate about supporting young people to lead independent lives, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have the drive to deliver an outstanding service.
  • You will be able to facilitate a process of development that allows the young person to take the lead in identifying actions and goals.
  • You will understand the key risks, challenges, and opportunities for our client group and have an awareness of all aspects of safeguarding.
  • You will be an effective communicator who is able to deliver robust, clear handovers and build strong relationships with other members of your team.

There may be great candidates who will not fit everything described above, or who have important skills not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell them about yourself.


How to apply:

  • Job pack & application – click here
  • If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please contact
  • Please ensure you fully complete the online application form and upload a copy of your CV
  • Successful candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK.


YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. They value diversity and promote inclusion, which they demonstrate through their activities, as well as in their policies and working practices. Reinforced by their 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).


Closing Date: 11 August 2023

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