Accommodation Project Worker

Contract: Full Time Accommodation Project Worker
Location: Batt House, 56 Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QG
Pay: £20,264 per year
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Deadline: 16th May 2021
Interviews: 21st May 2021
Job Reference: 210516


Job role


The role will include key-working individuals, as well as engaging the young people who live within the projects and supporting them to develop socially, personally and spiritually in order that they may grow in confidence and independence.

You will be required to ensure that all residents receive an appropriate level of support and training according to their individual needs; and will assist residents to access education, employment, training, and voluntary work experience.

You will be required to interview potential residents then support them to devise their own support plan (Pathway Plan). Through delivering life skills training, you will be giving young people the skills and knowledge; they need to move on to accommodation that is more independent and resettle into the community.

Experience working with a similar client group and an understanding of the needs and challenges these young people face is essential. Experience delivering group work sessions is desirable. Full induction and training would be given.

Shifts for this role will include working Monday to Friday, Bank Holidays & occasional weekends. Accommodation Project workers do on-call on rota basis.


Skills and Experience


In summary, the successful applicant will have the following qualities:


  • Ability to adjust to reactive working environment
  • Good listener and able to show empathy
  • Be a team player
  • Ability to lone work and make decisions
  • Excellent communication skills


Days and hours


This is a full time role for 37.5 hours per week, working on a Monday to Friday basis. Shift pattern to include Early, Mid and Lates.

Salary and benefits


The salary for this role is £20,264 per year. Additional benefits include:


  • 5 weeks holiday plus public holidays (Pro rata for part time staff)
  • Competitive rates of pay and pension
  • DBS Check Facilitated / Cost Paid
  • Induction programme and on the job training opportunities
  • Regular supervisions
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Closing date


Last date for applications is 16 May 2021, interviews to be arranged for 21 May.


Contact us


If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact; Apraku Mensah 01284 701712 /


Apply now


For more information please see the job description (209KB, PDF) and our application guidance (243KB, PDF).


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YMCA Trinity Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment.