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House Project Facilitator

S01 £29,424 - £31,140 p.a.

Main area
Children Employment and Skills
Grade
S01 £29,424 - £31,140 p.a.
Contract
Fixed term - 2 years
Hours
Full time 35 hours per week
Job ref
SSC/5085/SG
Site
3 Elwood Street, London N5 1EB
Town
London
Salary
S01 £29,424 - £31,140 p.a.
Closing
25/04/2018 23:59

House Project Facilitator

We are looking for 2 Facilitators to join the brand new House Project team in Islington. The House Project is a company run by young people in and leaving care. It puts them in charge of their own homes, with the holistic support they need to achieve successful independence. Developing young people’s ownership, independence and responsibility is at the heart of the House Project. The project is driven by the belief that young people themselves have the energy and imagination necessary to transform the system.

The House Project Facilitators will be responsible for providing direct support to the young people in the project and will be required to work innovatively to empower vulnerable young people, providing a safe pair of hands and safe relationships to enable the young people to take control of their transitions and responsibility for the project.

For this exciting and unique opportunity, we are looking for people who have substantial experience of working with young people and possess an excellent understanding of the issues facing looked after children and care leavers. We are looking for creative individuals who are able to build strong relationships with young people and are skilled at working in both group settings and one on one.

The House Project has been developed by Stoke on Trent Council with Phase 1 Innovation Funding from the Government. In Stoke ten young people aged 16 and over were in charge of a housing co-operative and training and support was provided to enable them to achieve success. Phase 2 Innovation funding has been secured from the Department of Education for the development of a Hub and support to 5 partner Local Authorities including Islington to develop their own version of the House Project that meets local needs whilst holding true to the main principles and vision of the Stoke House project.

You will be joining a Children’s service that in July 2017 OFSTED rated as good with outstanding leadership.

For further information about the role please contact Lucy Stickney, Senior Project Manager – House Project on 07519069781 or at Lucy.Stickney@islington.gov.uk.

Closing date: Wednesday 25 April 2018 at 23:59

Interview and test date: Week commencing Monday 7 May 2018

 

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