An exciting and rewarding opportunity has opened for an enthusiastic individual to join a newly established detached team within Blaenau Gwent Youth Service. The team will be split into two teams of three and will help provide a range of activities, mentor, support and provide information and guidance to young people through a detached youth work model.
As a Detached Youth Worker you will work as part of a small team of youth workers, working with young people on the streets in their territory. The Detached Youth Worker will also be responsible for planning and delivering a programme of led by and supported by the young people.
You will develop strong links with partners and the surrounding community in order to help meet the needs of the young people and community; to provide an holistic programme of work, whilst also addressing barriers some young people may face.
Based remotely on a detached basis, you will also have experience of working face to face with young people in a variety of settings. Some previous experience of working with young people through a detached work model is essential.
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 programme of works, and
- a high level of personal resilience, including the ability to manage conflict and deal with stressful situations.
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.