Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term 1 year
The Youth and Community Worker (Youth Homelessness/Mental Health) will provide support, guidance, and mentoring to young people who are aged 11-25 who require Youth Work support with a particular focus on mental health and youth homelessness. Dependent on the needs of the identified young people, the youth worker will be expected to work on an individual basis or by means of group work.
An exciting and rewarding opportunity has opened for two enthusiastic individuals to join the authority’s Youth Service and help provide mentoring, support, information and guidance to young people with a particular focus on mental health and youth homelessness.
As a Youth and Community Worker you will provide support to young people one a one to one and group basis, focussing on any issues they face including becoming homeless or requiring emotional or homelessness support.
You will liaise and develop strong links with education, housing and mental health services in Blaenau Gwent, to meet the needs of the young person.
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 mentoring and 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 only available if there is role in which candidates can return.
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