networx Ltd Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA, UK
Jan 19, 2017
Part Time Project Assistant (Homelessness) Old Trafford £15,370 pa - £20,086 pa (pro rata) Working 21 hours per week (covering shifts Saturday, Sunday and Monday) Supported Housing / Social Care / Project Worker / Public Sector Our client is a charitable, not-for-profit housing association, providing housing and management services to over 7,000 households across the Greater Manchester area. This role is based in their supported housing scheme for homeless, vulnerable young men and women with low to medium support needs in Trafford. They are currently looking to recruit a part time Project Assistant to work within a team providing high quality housing and support services. As Project Assistant, you will actively seek to empower and motivate service users, enabling them to gain and maintain control of various aspects of their lives. You will work with the support team to support service users to gain independent living skills and to promote meaningful involvement within the scheme. The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working with vulnerable service users. You will have excellent communication skills and be experienced in working with members of the public. You will have the ability to use authority appropriately; deal effectively with confrontational situations and challenge unacceptable behaviour. You will also be capable of working with minimal supervision and possess excellent administration and IT skills. You will be adaptable to meet the needs of service users, undertake any reasonable duties and attend other locations when required. You must be physically fit to climb stairs. Please note this role requires an enhanced DBS check including regulated activity.