Assistant Accommodation Project Worker – Parent & Child Service

Contract Assistant Accommodation Project Worker (Parent & Child Service)
Location YMCA Trinity Group – Accommodation, Wellington Street,  Ipswich IP1 2NU
Pay £13,505 per year
Hours 25 hours per week based on a 5 day rota including day and evening shifts
Deadline 31st July 2020
Interviews 7th August 2020

YMCA Trinity Group is a rapidly growing provider, specialising in providing accommodation and support. We are recruiting for a Part Time Project Worker to join our accommodation team at Wellington Street in Ipswich to support our Parent & Child service.  Part of your role will include providing workshops within our Easy Peasy Pod room which is a space for young parents and their children to grow in confidence through activities.

Job role

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

Accommodation Project Workers are required to ensure that all residents receive an appropriate level of support and training according to their individual needs and to assist residents to access education, employment, training, and voluntary work experience where applicable.

The role of an Accommodation Project Worker also involves interviewing potential residents/parents and support them to devise their own support plan (Pathway Plan). Through delivering life skills training you will give young people the skills and knowledge they need to move on to more independent accommodation and resettle them in their new home.

Experience working with a similar client group and an understanding of the needs and challenges these young people may be facing is essential. Experience of delivering group work sessions is desirable. You will need a current knowledge of housing benefits and welfare benefits for young people and the significant changes to housing law.

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

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility around working hours
  • Be a Team Player
  • Have excellent communication skills


Days and hours

This is a part time role for 25 hours per week, to be worked 5 hours a day on a rota basis which includes days / evening shifts.


Salary and benefits


The salary for this role will be £13,505 per annum, additional Benefits we offer include:

  • 5 weeks holiday plus public holidays
  • Free use of the Onsite Gym
  • Competitive rates of pay and pension
  • DBS Cost Paid
  • Induction Programme and on the job Training Opportunities
  • Regular Supervisions
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme


Closing date


The deadline for this vacancy is 31st July 2020, with interviews to be arranged for 7th August 2020.


Contact us


Please get in touch for an informal chat about this role. Contact Helen Moore on 01473 372468 or


Apply now


For more information please see the Job Description (203KB, PDF) and our application guidance (243KB, PDF).



Alternatively, you can download and complete a word version of the application form (113KB, Word).

We would be grateful if you could also complete our Equality and Diversity Form (109KB, Word).

Please forward to or by post to:

YMCA Trinity Group
Rightwell East
PE3 8DX 


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.