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Post title:                     Participant Support Worker (Part time) FTC until 31 May 2019 (SUBJECT TO FUNDING)

Hours/Salary:              21 hours a week – £9.84 per hour

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Participant Support Worker who will play a key role in engaging efficiently and effectively with our participants to deliver and meet the agreed targets within the Black Country Together, Family Matters project. The BBO BRIDGES Programme is designed to meet the criteria of the European Social Fund’s (ESF) Investment Priority.  GSCC are working in partnership to ensure active inclusion which aims to tackle the root cause of poverty and barriers that prevent disadvantaged groups entering the labour market.

Working under the supervision of the Project Manager, you will conduct a planned series of counselling, coaching and/or mentoring sessions for participants facing disadvantage, social exclusion to access relevant specialist support. You will engage with the unemployed, economically inactive to empower and build self-esteem and confidence to become economically active or gain employment. The role will also involve: providing practical support for participants and their children both before, during and after sessions, regularly promoting the project externally; also working with the Training & Development Co-ordinator, Outreach Support Worker and volunteers to ensure engagement is to the highest possible standards; helping to support activities within the project and providing practical and occasional administrative support to other BBO Bridges activities as directed.

Other responsibilities:

  • Support the holistic assessment of an individual’s needs;
  • Help to bring freedom to people in the community that struggle with life controlling habits
  • Provide support, advice and guidance with issues such as domestic abuse, life skills, debt management, addiction and self harming.
  • Conduct counselling sessions with those identified as having personal issues that create barriers to employment, education and training
  • Support the Outreach Support Worker with small case-loads, enabling in-depth support;
  • Identify and liaise with local outreach support accessible to all participant groups;
  • Support the research and organisation of activities that link participants to the labour market;
  • Where necessary, signpost and refer participants on to additional external services that meet their specific needs;
  • Regularly promote the project, track, monitor and submit monthly progress reports to Management

Personal qualities are important: The post holder will also need to be self-reliant, energetic and able to prioritise activities.  A good working knowledge of MS Office packages is essential for this post, and the ability to learn new tasks and processes quickly would be advantageous.

The specific hours / days of work will be discussed and agreed with the Community Centre Project Manager.

 How to apply: The closing date for applications is Weds 31st Oct 2018. If you are interested in applying, please email your CV to admin@gscommunitycentre.org or post to Gloucester Street Community Centre, 1- 8 Gloucester Street, Wolverhampton. WV6 0PT with a covering letter detailing why you should be considered for this role. For more information about the role call Marcia Williams on: 07866 6841689 or 01902 425461

Gloucester Street Community Centre are committed to Equality and Diversity

Post title:                     Outreach/Admin Support Assistant (Part time) FTC until 31st March 2019 SUBJECT TO FUNDING

Hours/Salary:              16 hours a week – £9.84 per hour

We are seeking to recruit an Outreach/Admin Support Assistant who demonstrates a confident, committed and genuine interest in supporting the development needs of disadvantage groups in the local community. This role requires the utilisation of skills, knowledge and experience that effectively engages with service users including those who require training, coaching and mentoring. The post holder will also actively promote/advertise the project and communicate effectively with a range of people internal and external.  You will also liaise and support the administration, monitoring and planning of all project activities in conjunction with the Training & Development Co-ordinator, Project Manager, Outreach Support Worker, Local Employers, External Partners and Volunteers to ensure the project outcomes are successful.

The post-holder has an integral role with the BBO BRIDGES Programme which is designed to meet the criteria of the European Social Fund’s (ESF) Investment Priority.  GSCC are working in partnership to ensure active inclusion which aims to tackle the root cause of poverty and barriers that prevent disadvantaged groups entering the labour market.

If you possess a strong commitment to effectively promoting and supporting the delivery of a wide range of opportunities and support to a diverse group of people in the local community.  If you can also demonstrate you are able to work as part of an effective team, possess excellent interpersonal skills, have a can-do attitude, able to multi-task, priorities, advertise and monitor project activities, then we would like to hear from you.  To be considered for this role you will need to the following:

  • Experience of marketing/advertising, preferably marketing community initiatives/projects using various approaches
  • Experience of implementing communications strategies and initiatives from developing print media and promotional events to IT / digital interaction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, responding effectively in writing, face to face and by telephone.
  • Confident and able to work using own initiative
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in an Outreach related profession or equivalent
  • GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English
  • IAG qualification highly desirable or willingness to work towards this qualification within 6 months of appointment
  • Coaching / Mentoring qualification desirable
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere / compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998
  • Must be computer literate with excellent knowledge of MS Office; Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Car owner/driver (essential)
  • Consent to an enhanced DBS check

How to apply: The closing date for applications is 17th October 2018. If you are interested in applying, please send your CV via email to admin@gscommunitycentre.org or post to Gloucester Street Community Centre, 1- 8 Gloucester Street, Wolverhampton. WV6 0PT with a covering letter detailing why you should be considered for this role. For more information about the role call us on: 01902 425461/686068

Gloucester Street Community Centre are committed to Equality and Diversity

Job Title: Breakfast and After School Childcare Support Worker  Hours: (16hrs pw)

Salary: National Minimum and Living Wage (as applicable)  

Gloucester Street Community Centre is a not for profit voluntary organization, which was founded by Gloucester Street Church in 1987.  It is located in the Whitmore Reans area of Wolverhampton.

The successful postholder will provide safe creative play opportunities for children by assisting and providing care for the children, including collecting from school, assisting with refreshments, planning and managing activities, etc. Where necessary, administration of first aid as appropriate. Set out and pack away the equipment, furniture and toys required for the club.  Keep the storage areas tidy and ensuring toys and equipment are not damaged adhering to the centre’s Health and Safety Policy and all other organisational policies and procedures.  A key part of the role is to transport children to and from school on a daily basis using either the organisation minibus or your own vehicle. Therefore, it is essential that you hold a full clean driving licence and willing to occasionally drive a minibus.

If you have the relevant Childcare qualifications at level 2 or 3, at least 1 years  work experience in a childcare setting, knowledge, skills and abilities to be part of this growing team we would love to hear from you.

To apply email your CV to admin@gscommunitycentre.org or to obtain further information, please contact the team at Gloucester Street Community Centre on 01902 425461/686068 or email.  Closing date for applications, 17th October 2018 at 5pm.  Interviews are due to take place on w/c 22nd October 2018.

Breakfast and After School Club Driver – Part time up to 10 hours per week

Hours: Monday – Friday Core hours: 7:45am – 9am and 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Salary: National minimum or Living Wage (as applicable)

This is a part-time position with our breakfast and after school club, for transporting to and collecting children from school and then to clean and maintain the minibus when required, this role will offer the ideal candidate up to 10 hours per week (as demand for the service increases). We are looking for a mature and responsible capable individual.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Use of our company minibus to transport and collect children to and from school to attend our Breakfast and After school club at Gloucester Street Community Centre
  • To maintain the minibus to high standard ensuring it adheres to all Health and Safety standards as required

Qualifications and Skills

Previous experience in driving (transporting passengers) essential

Enhanced DBS

Knowledge of Health and Safety

Full clean driving licence

Relevant endorsed driving licence for minibus

Job Type: Part-time

Required experience:

  • Driving: 2 years
  • Able to drive a 16 seater minibus
  • Communication skills verbal and written
  • Flexible working (potential to increase hours)

Required licences or certifications:

  • Enhanced DBS
  • Driving License

To apply email your CV to admin@gscommunitycentre.org or to obtain further information, please contact the team at Gloucester Street Community Centre on 01902 425461/686068 or email.  Closing date for applications, 17th October 2018 at 5pm.  Interviews are due to take place on w/c 22nd October 2018.

Gloucester Street Community Centre are committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults and children. All applicants must be willing to undergo the appropriate screening, including reference checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Volunteering Opportunities are available in the following areas:

Administration

IT Support Assistant

Childcare Support Assistant

Receptionist

Kitchen and Cleaning Assistant

Full support, supervision and training will be provided throughout the duration of your volunteering placement.  Please note, you will be required to complete a DBS check before starting your placement.