Youth Support Worker
Title: Youth Support Worker
Responsible for: Youth Volunteers / Young people aged 13+
Fixed Term: 12 months.
This job may be extended a further 2 years subject to successful delivery of year 1 outputs
Hours: 30 hrs per week
This job is working evenings, some weekends and school holidays.
Location: The Florence Institute (The Florrie) Mill Street, L8 4RF
Salary: £16,250 per annum
Overall Purpose of Role (Summary):
To develop and co-ordinate the delivery of the Florence Institute Youth Development Programme (Youth Hub), offering support and opportunities for young people to develop their skills and talents by providing a diverse programme of activities, personal development and education and training opportunities for young people.
- Co-ordinate the setting up and delivery of activities under the themes of education and training, arts and music and health and wellbeing for young people within the L8 area.
- Liaise with partner agencies including; schools, community organisations, other youth providers and the education and learning sectors to identify opportunities for young people in a joined up approach to youth work in L8.
- Find creative ways to engage young people in the programme of activities.
- Organise a Youth Hub of positive workshops, seminars and courses for young people, which support them to address issues that may affect them such as crime, drugs, bullying, stereotyping, racism, sexism, homophobia as examples to help them challenge behaviours and better understand diversity and acceptance.
- Organise themed community parties for holidays such as Halloween, Christmas and summer play schemes.
- Ensure that all young people involved in the Youth Hub programme have access to a wide range of training and personal development opportunities.
- Promote and publicise the work of the Youth Hub and make presentations to relevant organisations.
- Monitor and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the project.
- Provide written and verbal reports to Florrie trustees, funders and other key partners.
- Ensure that all aspects of the Youth Hub programme are delivered in a way that promotes equal opportunities for individuals and all sectors of the community.
- Carry out other reasonable duties as required and work as part of the wider Florrie team for the benefit of the local community.
- Overall responsibility for all safeguarding for young people. A copy of the charities safeguarding policy is available via our website www.theflorrie.org
Youth Support Worker – Person Specification
Experience of working within the personal development, education, youth or community sectors.
Experience of planning and delivering youth development programmes.
Experience of developing and delivering activities for young people
Experience of managing & motivating young people
Your work shows a commitment to supporting young people, not letting them down.
Skills and Abilities
Can creatively engage young people in activities, especially those who have traditionally been hard to reach.
Ability to work on own initiative and capacity to work under pressure
Good verbal and written communication and presentation skills
The ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of agencies in both the voluntary and statutory sector
Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to work to timescales and deadlines, and within budgets.
A working knowledge of the legislation pertinent to children, young people, diversity and health and safety and safeguarding
A good knowledge and understanding of the needs of young people and barriers to education and training.
Safeguarding children and young people qualification is essential for this post and must be updated within the last 12 months
Commitment to working outside of normal 9-5 office hours.
Commitment to work within the principles of equal opportunities and in an inclusive open and transparent one organisation style
work as part of a wider team for the benefit of the whole community
This job description identifies key responsibilities and requirements. It is not an exhaustive list of tasks that need to be completed. The Florence Institute Trust reserves the right to amend the job description as the role develops with the organisation.
If successful you will be asked to provide proof that you have the right to work in the UK.
You will be required to provide proof of all qualifications and training related to safeguarding children/young and vulnerable people.
Criminal Barring Checks. This role is subject to satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service ( Known as DBS check)
Employment history and references
It is important that you have stipulated your full employment history within your CV and highlighted any employment gaps. References will be sought covering a minimum period of 3 employment years from your current employer and previous employer/s.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your CV and no more than two pages of A4 outlining your skills and experience as per the JD and tell us why you would make a good candidate for this role.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
4PM FRIDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2020
PLEASE SEND COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:
By post to; Bev Forde, The Florence Institute Trust
377 Mill Steet, L8 4RF
This post is funded from the Steve Morgan Foundation.