Youth Advisor Level 2
Salary: Band 6 - £24,148 - £27,852 p.a. (£5,873 - £6,774 pro rata)
9 hours per week to be worked over 3 evenings from 6-9pm (Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings)
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. You will support a culture of respect for staff, building, other young people, and the community as a whole, and sometimes you may have to deal with challenging behaviour.
You will be working in a variety of Youth clubs & areas City Wide to include the following geographical areas, Paulsgrove, Buckland, Portsea and Somerstown.
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 to meet the needs of the service.
- Be prepared to attend supervision, appropriate training relevant to the post, and team meetings as required.
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 and attach this as a cover letter in the Supporting Documents section. This is really important or you are likely not to be shortlisted. Please see the full job profile here.
Closing date: 26th March 2023
We are a disability confident employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of society.
We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potentials with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:
- A generous pension scheme
- Up to 31 days annual leave per year + bank holidays
- A range of retail discounts via our reward portal offering discounts at retailers including IKEA, Currys, Tesco
- Free Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing support
- Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships
- Potential to purchase additional annual leave
- Business travel support and initiatives, including bike loans