Accommodation Project Worker

Contract Accommodation Project Worker
Location UASC Team, 2 Wellington Street, Ipswich, IP1 2NU
Pay £23,587 per year
Hours 40 hours per week on a rolling shift pattern early-mid-late
Deadline 1st June 2022
Interviews 10th & 13th June 2022



About Us

YMCA Trinity Group strives to create a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work; we know how staff & volunteers feel directly translates to the quality of service & care we give our clients, and we also recognise the crucial role each and every one of us plays in helping to fulfil our Mission.

For our teams we will ensure our policies and procedures are truly inclusive and work to ensure our environment is a place where everyone can thrive.


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Job role


Accommodation Project Workers support our residents to ensure they have the basic life skills to enable them to develop the necessary skills to support a successful resettlement.

Working as part of the UASC (Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children) team you will provide practical support to vulnerable unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and adults. Supporting them to maintain their tenancies/licences, participate in meaningful activities such as education, training or employment and resettle to appropriate accommodation in the community leading to independence. You will have a caseload of young people to support and provide quality structured Support.

The job role requires you to encourage an appropriate standard of behaviour in order to support a warm, clean and homely environment.


Successful candidates should have the following qualities:

  • Ability to interact with young people in a positive and confident manner
  • Able to assist with basic life skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately, face to face or on the telephone, with people from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to create a warm, caring, secure and homely environment and able to show empathy.
  • Be flexible for the needs of the young people we support.
  • To be able to do shift work.
  • Hold a clean driving licence.

*Please note that your own car with business insurance is an essential requirement for this role.

Job Description

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Accommodation Project Worker Job Description (90kb, PDF)

Days and hours

Contracted hours are worked on a 3 week rolling rota as follows;

  • Week 1 8am-4:30pm (30-minute unpaid break)
  • Week 2 8:30am-5pm (30-minute unpaid break)
  • Week 3 3:30pm to midnight (30-minute unpaid break)


You will need to take part in the on-call system. Occasional weekends may be required

Salary and Benefits


The salary for this role is £23,587 per year, additional benefits we offer include:

  • 5 weeks holiday plus Bank Holiday allowance (Pro rata for part time staff)
  • Free onsite car park – subject to available parking spaces
  • 20% Discount for staff who have children enrolled at YMCA Childcare Nurseries, After School and/or Holiday Clubs
  • 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


This vacancy closes 1st June 2022 with interviews to be held on Friday 10th and Monday 13th June.


Contact us


If you are interested and would like to know more, please feel free to get in touch for an informal chat about this role.

Call 01473 372455 & ask for Paul or Danielle Parodi.

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Please read our Application Guidance (243KB, PDF) for support on applying.


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If you are having trouble completing your online job application please contact and a member of our HR Team will be able to assist you.



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.