Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term until 31st July 2022
The Inspire 2 Youth Worker will provide support, guidance, and mentoring to young people aged 11-24 who are identified as at risk of becoming, or are currently NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). Dependent on the needs of the identified young people, the youth worker will be expected to work towards the outcomes for either Inspire 2 Achieve or Inspire 2 Work by means of group work or on an individual basis.
An exciting and rewarding opportunity has opened for an enthusiastic individual to join the authority’s Inspire team and help provide mentoring, support, information and guidance to young people currently, or at risk of becoming, NEET.
As Inspire 2 Youth Worker you will provide support to young people to identify personal barriers to gaining employment, education and/or training and help plan and deliver training opportunities to help them gain the skills they need to participate fully in all available opportunities.
You will develop strong links with education/training providers and career/employment agencies in order to help meet the needs of the young person and overcome barriers for young people in accessing information regarding education, training and employment.
Essential to the role is a relevant professional qualification in Youth Work and the ability to register as a ‘Youth Worker’ with the EWC (Wales). Previous experience of working with disengaged young people, including the delivery of mentoring & support, is also essential.
If you have studied Youth Work as part of a qualification that would allow you to be registered as a ‘Youth Worker’ with the EWC and it is not clearly identified in the qualifications title, please state in your application what was undertaken and to what level.
Required skills include;
- excellent interpersonal / communication skills with the ability to relate to and enthuse young people,
- the ability to work independently and as part of a multi-agency team,
- the ability to assess the needs of young people and develop appropriate action plans and
- a high level of personal resilience, including the ability to manage conflict and deal with stressful situations.
This post can also be offered as a secondment opportunity. Before applying for this as a secondment opportunity, candidates should seek approval to be released from their current post by their Line Manager.
Secondments are available to permanent staff of the Authority only.
The position carries an Approved Casual Car User Allowance therefore access to a vehicle for work purposes is a requirement.
Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process. The postholder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.
Closing Date: Midday, 11th November 2019
Interview Date: 25th, 26th or 27th November 2019