Wellington and District


Enablement Officer

30 hours per week

Week 1 Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 1.30pm –8.00pm

Week 2 Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Alternate Saturdays (6 hours)

Salary range £9.50 – £9.97 per hour (dependent upon experience)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable accommodation based Enablement Officer to inspire and support vulnerable young people in our supported accommodation scheme.

We need someone who can demonstrate experience of delivering high quality support experience of working with young people, knowledge of the benefits system and local support services; someone with strong interpersonal skills and perseverance. If you can do all of these things, are positive, empathetic and non-judgmental then we want to hear from you!

An enhanced DBS is required for this post, as the post holder will be working directly around vulnerable young people.

For further information or for an application pack please contact


or call 01952 400401

CVs will not be accepted - no agencies please

Closing date for returned applications is 12noon Thursday 20 December 2018

Interviews will be held Tuesday 8 January 2019

Engagement Coach

30 Hours per week

£13,260-£14,040 pa (£8.50-£9.00 ph)


As a result of the recently announced Telford & Wrekin Council legacy funding award, new employment opportunities have been created within the homelessness sector. These new opportunities will be the link between existing services in Thrive Telford, creating a stronger network of support to the most vulnerable of our community.

This post aims to break the cycle of boredom by unlocking potential and opening up a variety of opportunities that improve individuals wellbeing and mental health leading them on to even greater things. This post will identify existing key groups and link with the volunteer link co-ordinator where possible to encourage and help the individual into training programmes delivered by TACT and volunteer opportunities if applicable.

To request an application pack email enquiries@ymcawellington.co.uk or call 01952 400401

Closing date 12 noon, 14 December 2018.

Interviews to be held week commencing 17th December.

Complex Needs Worker

35 hours per week (3 year Fixed Term Contract)

Salary £23750 (fte £27143)

Funded by Big Lottery the YMCA regional complex needs project aims to ensure young people who have complex needs receive equal access and services across a number of YMCA’s within the central region. This three year project will help six YMCAs across the midlands region to better support young people with complex needs whilst also ensuring that a change of organisational culture towards these young people takes place.

The Post Holder will:

  • Provide day to day support to a case load of 10 young adults with complex and co-existing needs that occur due to poor mental health, learning differences, substance misuse and childhood trauma ensuring they are appropriately assessed and supported.Have detailed knowledge and experience of childhood trauma and its impact on mental health, and the ability to deliver appropriate information, intervention, advice, guidance and support to groups and or individuals.Develop and maintain operational links with key partners and stakeholders keeping them fully engaged of pathways and the needs of young adults.Understand and promote the role within the housing team and work with other professionals to ensure young adults receive an intensive holistic service aimed at achieving the best possible outcomes including Health, EET (Education, Employment & Training) and Accommodation.Play an active role in supporting team members and external partners in collating relevant information/data, evidencing progression and impact of project delivery and support.Support a programme of cultural change within the YMCA ensuring better access and sustainability for young people with complex needs and actively support the work of complex needs throughout the region.Work with key partners across the region in achieving the Enabling Environments standards as part of the regional project.

The post holder must hold a recognised professional qualification in Mental Health, Nursing, Drug and Alcohol, Substance Misuse or a relevant Social Science such as social work / youth and community development, to degree level or equivalent.

For further information or for an application pack please contact

enquiries@ymcawellington.co.uk or call 01952 400401

Closing date for applications 12 noon Wednesday 19 December 2019

Interviews Friday 21 December 2019

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