Halifax / Bradford
Salary £34k – £42k (Performance related progression). Permanent Contract. 37 hours per week.
Himmat is a small charity delivering a range of services to young people and families in the Halifax and Bradford districts. Following the end of our Interim Director’s secondment to us, we are seeking a new, permanent Project Director to take our organisation into its next phase.
The successful candidate will:
- Have experience as an effective Project Manager
- Have delivered successful, innovative, people based projects
- Be an entrepreneur and a problem solver with a proven track record of income generation
- Have a commitment to good organisational governance and transparent decision making
- Have experience of working in the BAME community
- Be a people person and an effective networker
If you feel you have the skills we need and would like to work for a charity that positively changes young people’s lives then we would love to hear from you, for an application pack please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit a completed application form by e mail to Taiba Hamid by midnight on May 29th 2019, email@example.com . Interviews will be held on 17th,18th or 19th June 2019. This post will be subject to a DBS check.
For an informal discussion you can contact Jo Richmond, Project Director on 07719 314 098.
Keyworker – Stronger Families Programme
37 hours per week (Full Time)
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Stronger Families team in Bradford as a Key Worker, working with participants involved with the programme.
The programme is part of Building Better Opportunities, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund. The programme is delivered in Bradford and Leeds to support families to overcome the barriers preventing access to education, training, employment and skills building
We are looking for a highly motived and enthusiastic Key Worker to work with individuals and families to help them to define their own needs and plan interventions. You will be skilled in recognising and addressing multiple barriers to employment, education or training and have experience in this area of work.
You will be able to communicate, motivate and work restoratively with a range of people. You will be able to work on your own and as part of a team working seamlessly alongside other project strands in the programme. The role requires multiple case working, therefore ensuring the timely, accurate and compliant completion of paperwork and meeting targets is also key to the success of the role.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and an enhanced CRB will be required.
To find out more contact: Joanne Watts, 07850513256
For an application form contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 29th May 2019, 5pm
Interviews to be held on:- 3rd and 4th of June 2019
The post is fixed term until 30 September 2021.
Stronger Families Keyworker
JOB TITLE Stronger Families Keyworker
LOCATION Outreach and community based Bradford
RESPONSIBLE TO Line manager
AREA/TEAM Stronger Families – Children, Young People and Families Team
The Stronger Families programme is part of Building Better Opportunities, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund. The programme is delivered in Bradford and Leeds, in partnership with Leeds City Council and third sector delivery partners, to support families to overcome the barriers preventing access to education, training, employment and skills building.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- To have a caseload of between 12-15 families at any one time whilst also providing light touch support to those exiting the programme,
- To conduct an initial assessment with all referred clients and their families to assess their appropriateness and eligibility for the programme and identify barriers to education, employment and training,
- To develop co-produced action plans that are centred around each individual’s unique situation including the whole family.
· Support full engagement in the programme and ensure a planned and robust exit plan so outcomes can be sustained.
- Offer face to face support (and via other communication methods as appropriate) to take outcome focused practical steps to achieve positive outcomes for families in line with the outcomes of the programme
- Ensure seamless support of referrals to specialist provision and maximise the use of existing provision to avoid duplication.
- Attend and contribute or lead on existing multi- agency meetings in their area to ensure links to existing models for co-ordinating support to vulnerable families
- Fully utilise local knowledge and networks to ensure widespread promotion and take up of the programme
- Where appropriate, undertake joint visits with someone the participant already knows to help break down barriers to engagement.
- Provide genuine engagement that focuses on strengths and solution focused approaches.
- Adopt assertive outreach approaches to ensure full engagement and improving outcomes for participants
- Have an understanding of the communities they support, including religious and cultural needs and wherever possible be reflective of these communities
- Be the dedicated operational link for key organisations outside the delivery partnership e.g. food banks, drug and alcohol support services or housing providers. To develop positive working links and knowledge of these services and promote this knowledge across the partnership.
- Be skilled in recognising and addressing barriers to progression to work and have experience in this area of work.
- Ensuring the timely, accurate and compliant completion of paperwork and meeting targets.
- Helping to support participants to overcome barriers such as housing issues, attendance issues, benefits, self confidence ect.
Key workers may be involved in:
· Supporting with CVs, cover letters and application forms and skills building with participants,
· Keeping accurate records, both paper based and online, including confidential records of review meetings and clients’ soft and hard skills development,
· Writing case studies,
· Ensuring participants are referred to appropriate vacancies and supported to prepare not just for interviews but for a job and maybe the start of a career.
· Coaching and preparing the client for job interviews and if appropriate, attending job interviews with clients.
Keyworkers will be expected to take part in keyworker forums and networks to share good practice within a process of continuous improvement.
|Training, Experience & Qualifications|
|Relevant qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance, Social Care, Family support or Youth and Community or equivalent qualification or;
Substantial experience of working with adults in families with multiple needs / employment needs.
Experience of working towards achieving individual and team objectives, targets and KPIs.
Experience of identifying support needs and barriers affecting families and develop a plan of action to offer suitable interventions and progression routes.
Current driving licence and access to a vehicle.
|Experience of Early Help/Families First
Previous multiple case work experience.
Experience of parenting skills / workshops / group work delivery
|Knowledge & Skills|
|Knowledge and experience of job search, interview skills, CV writing, employability skills, welfare and financial support.
Excellent computer skills ( IT skills) and the ability to complete data collection systems – paper and database systems.
An understanding of the difficulties and challenges faced by families affected by employment issues.
Knowledge of the Equality act and Equal opportunities legislation.
Knowledge and understanding of the Data Protection Act.
|A sound understanding and knowledge of third sector and statutory provision across the city.|
|Effective verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to adapt communication to suit the audience, e.g. families, referring organisations commissioners or other staff working on the programme.
Effective time management and organisational skills and the ability to manage competing work demands.
Ability to develop good working relationships with other agencies and networking and sharing good practice.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships with children and families.
Able and willing to undertake training and development as agreed.
Self-motivated with a pro-active ‘can-do’ attitude.
|Have a flexible approach to the demands of the post including the ability to work unsociable hours as required.|