Salary: Band 6 – £24,148 – £27,852 p.a. (£5,873 – £6,774 pro rata)
9 hours per week – To be worked over 3 nights and some Saturdays
The Youth Service aim to improve outcomes for young people aged 11-19yrs and up to 25yrs for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. We do this through Information, Advice and Guidance, and a range of activities provided through our youth clubs and projects. We support vulnerable young people who are at risk or future risk of further problems such as substance misuse, youth offending, teenage pregnancy and homelessness.
What is the role?
Working with young people aged between 11 -19 in a youth club setting & on occasions on the street; you will encourage young people’s participation in their clubs/projects and in planning activities. You will be able to plan and run sessions with groups of young people on a range of issues:-sexual health, relationships, sexism, racism, bullying, substance misuse, etc. Some experience of working with groups on issue based topics is desirable you could also be joining in sport or dance activities, managing the coffee bar, cooking with the young people or taking them out for an activity. Please see the full job profile.
Who is the person?
You need to:
- Have previous experience of working with young people aged 11 – 19 years.
- Have excellent communication skills and be able to engage effectively with young people, staff and stakeholders
- The ability to converse at ease with service users and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post
- Be able to plan group activities onsite and off-site that engages young people and encourages learning and self-development.
- Be self-directed and able to work as part of a team
- Be able to role model professional practice to other staff and demonstrate effective ways of engaging young people
- Be able to recognise when young people are having issues and be able to respond appropriately, offering support and signposting to other agencies if necessary
- Be able to make sound decisions to ensure the safety and well-being of young people, staff ,and the wider community
- Have an understanding of anti-discriminatory practice, this is essential.
- Be open minded, but recognise and challenge inappropriateness in a young person’s behaviour or language when necessary
- Be flexible in your hours of work as you will need availability to work in the evenings and occasional weekends for off- site activities, and to work City Wide if required
- Be prepared to attend supervision, appropriate training relevant to the post, and team meetings
When completing the application form, please thoroughly tailor your application to the ‘Who is the Person’ points with the use of examples from your experience. This is really important or you are likely not to be shortlisted. The full job profile is attached. Please note we may close the advert early should we receive enough suitable applications.
Please note this advert may close earlier than stated.