Youth support worker job opportunity!

Job opportunity at The Yard Youth Club

Moretonhampstead Association for Youth (MAY) Registered Charity No.1085831

We are very excited to announce that, following a successful bid for funding from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, MAY is recruiting for the following post at Moretonhampstead’s youth club. We’re seeking one to three people to fill the role.

Post title Youth Support Worker / Assistant Youth Support Worker (depending on existing experience and qualifications)

Post location The Yard, Green Hill, Fore Street, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8LL

Hours of work Monday and/or Tuesday and/or Wednesday evenings (3 hours a night) and possibly some hours during Saturday daytime, depending on what is agreed with you.

Responsible to the Senior Youth Worker.

Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund until March 2024.

The successful candidate, or candidates will:

  • like young people and enjoy working with young people;

  • be ambitious on behalf of the young people who attend youth club, to support them to gain in confidence, skills and achievement, and enable them to gain a voice, influence and place in society;

  • and be strongly motivated to progress their own professional and personal development.

The Exceptions (Amendment) Order 1986 to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 applies to this position, and the successful candidate/s will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.

Ongoing training will be offered to successful candidates and the post is conditional on the completion, within three months of being offered the post, of the following essential training: Safeguarding Children (Level 2); Safer Food Handling (Level 2); and Emergency First Aid at Work.

MAY welcomes applications from people from all backgrounds and are committed to promoting diversity, equality and safe spaces for all at the youth club, and within our wider community.

To request an application pack you can contact us through theyardmay@gmail.com, via Facebook messaging to theyardyouthclub Facebook page, or by phoning 01647 440830 during session times. Paper copies can be obtained from the club during session hours and you are very welcome to phone or email to arrange an informal chat at the club outside session times.

Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 24th April.

Further information about the role of Assistant Youth Support Worker

The core tasks and duties are:

1.

Working directly with young people to develop their personal, social and educational development by providing programmes of activities, services and facilities.
This will include ensuring that young people have an opportunity to influence the planning, delivery and evaluation of services.

2.

Establishing contact with young people to support and encourage them to engage in a range of positive activities.

3.

Assisting with service development by contributing to planning, delivery and monitoring of local provision.

4.

Day to day administration to ensure smooth running of services.

5.

The implementation of equal opportunities policies.

6.

To attend regular supervision and appraisal sessions, staff meetings and training programmes in accordance with the level of the post.

7.

Demonstrate commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Person specification for Assistant Youth Support Worker:

CATEGORY

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

EVIDENCE

Education/

Training/

Qualifications

Basic literacy and numeracy

Occupational training such as Health and Safety, First Aid or Safeguarding

Application Form

Experience

Demonstrate an understanding of Youth Work values

Some experience of working with young people in either formal or informal situations

Experience of working or volunteering with other people in any role

Varied life experience for example hobbies or playing sports

Application Form

Interview

Knowledge

Demonstrate an understanding of

issues facing young people.

Health, Safety & Welfare issues

Child Protection issues

Equal Opportunities

Understanding of the internet and social media

Knowledge of popular culture

Basic knowledge of what is beneficial for health and wellbeing

Application Form

Interview

Skills/Abilities

Flexibility in use of your time and in organisation of your work.

Ability to work evenings.

The ability to make dynamic risk assessments of situations as they arise

Application Form

Interview

Communications

Excellent interpersonal skills

Listening/reflective skills

Experience of dealing with other relevant agencies who support young people

Application Form

Interview

Management/

Supervisory Skills

The ability to manage and supervise young people in small and medium size groups

Application Form

Interview

Personality/Aptitude

Non-judgemental attitude

Discretion/confidentiality

Commitment to ongoing training and development

Application Form

Interview

Other Requirements

Ability to travel according to the needs of the job, with reasonable adjustments, if required, according to the Disability Discrimination Act.

Use of own transport to attend work.

Commitment to Customer Service

Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Application Form

Interview

Equality and Diversity

A commitment to Equality and Diversity

Application form

Interview

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