Contract: Fixed term contract – 31.03.2022
This post is 9 hours a week (3 nights) evening work
The Detached Youth Worker role will work across the Abertillery and Llanhilleth area, providing detached youth work support to young people aged 11 – 25. The role will work with young people in the area to develop relationships, better understand their needs, link where appropriate with other youth settings and provide them with information, guidance and opportunities. To work with young people to empower them to improve community cohesion in the area.
An exciting and rewarding opportunity has opened for 2 enthusiastic individuals 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, and 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 a holistic programme of work, whilst also addressing barriers some young people may face.
Essential to the role is a Level 3 Youth Support Worker Qualification and registration with the Education Workforce Council. 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.
Closing Date: 24th June 2021 – 12 midnight
Interview Date: 1st July 2021
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.