This post is 5 hours a week, evenings and 39 weeks of the year.
The Youth Activity Worker will provide direct face to face support, guidance, and mentoring to young people aged 11-25 who attend one of Blaenau Gwent Youth Service’s Youth Clubs. In addition, the post holder will work as part of a small team of youth workers within the Youth Club setting ensuring all outcomes are met.
An exciting and rewarding opportunity has opened for an enthusiastic individual to join the authority’s youth service team and help provide a range of activities, mentor, support and provide information and guidance to young people attending an open access youth club provision.
As Youth Activity Worker you will work as part of a small team of youth workers, in arranging activities and workshops to meet all outcomes and work programmes set. The Activity Worker will also be responsible for planning and delivery of a full programme of activity for young people taking into account their views.
You will develop strong links with the other youth clubs and surrounding community in order to help meet the needs of the young people and community; to provide a comprehensive and holistic programme of work, whilst also addressing barriers some young people may face.
The role requires a minimum of a level 2 qualification in Youth and Community Work and EWC registration under the category of Youth Support Worker or Working towards or a willingness to achieve the level 2 qualification in Youth and Community Work and EWC registration within a reasonable timeframe following appointment. (Please note if you already hold a qualification listed within EWC guidance you have to have a valid EWC registration before commencing in post)
Based within an open access youth club setting, you will also have experience of working face to face with young people in an open access setting. Previous experience of working with young people is also desirable.
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 20th January 2022 – 12 midnight
Interview Date 27th & 28th January 2022