Social Action Youth Support Worker
Caia Park Partnership Ltd
POST TITLE: Social Action Youth Support Worker
RESPONSIBLE TO: Social Action Youth Worker
LOCATION: Caia Park Centre and any other premises at which the Partnership provides services both in Caia Park and other areas.
HOURLY RATE: £10.60 per hour (with pre-planned annual increments)
HOURS OF WORK: 8 hours per week. Flexible hours to be determined by ongoing project development, and negotiation.
Monday to Friday with the possibility of some morning sessions or Saturday working.
BENEFITS: Pro rata to full time entitlement of 25 days annual leave per year, rising by 1 day each April up to a maximum of 31 days and 8 days public holidays.
DURATION OF Currently until June 2024
MAIN PURPOSE OF POST: To support the Social Action Youth Worker to deliver
a Youth Social Action Project in Wrexham as part of a UK wide grant scheme funded by Children In Need.To empower children and young people to take a leading role in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of a project that promotes and displays social action in subject areas that young people identify themselves. This will be achieved through the provision of a range of activities, informal education, and support to young people that meet their social, leisure and personal development needs.
To supervise staff and volunteers whilst acting as the lead worker of the project.
MAIN AREAS OF
To use interpersonal skills to support individual children and young people in different settings including out in the community on an outreach basis
To support the Social Action Youth Worker with low level accreditation for young people within the provisions they work within, such as AQA UAS, Children’s University etc.
To work in partnership with parents and other community groups to develop and coordinate provision for children and young people.
To network effectively with other service providers and local community groups
To empower and support children and young people to devise, prepare and deliver a social action project.
To support the Social Action Youth Worker in ensuring children and young people have the training they need to feel confident in their participation and engagement, i.e. facilitation skills, research skills, interviewing skills, IT skills, media skills etc.
To act as a mentor and role model to children and young people
To support children and young people to become actively involved in their community
To support the Social Action Youth Worker to provide and deliver a range of activities through informal education sessions addressing personal and social issues to groups of young people encouraging participation and discussion from young people as part of their learning and personal development needs.
To assist in the effective publicity, promotion and community relations work of the Youth
To support the Social Action Youth Worker to evaluate the project, along with the children and young people that access it, using various methods, including participative methods of evaluation.
OTHER DUTIES (COMMON TO ALL POSTS):
To ensure that equality is integral to the Partnership’s work and to ensure that the needs of all marginalised groups are fully recognised in all aspects of its work
To take all necessary steps to be familiar with the Partnership’s Health and Safety
Procedures, taking due regard for the health and safety of yourself, colleagues and visitors to the Partnership
To work within the policies and procedures of the Partnership
To work with other Partnership team members, to attend staff meetings, supervision with
Line Manager, trustee meetings and other activities as appropriate
To produce work plans, provide progress reports and to undertake monitoring reports as required
To undertake various administrative duties, which will include inputting data, sending emails and updating files.
To undertake training as appropriate
To respect confidentiality at all times
To undertake other duties as required that are in line with the main duties and responsibilities of the post
Person Specification for Social Action Youth Support Worker
NVQ Level 2/3 in Youth Work
Experience of working with young people in open access services
Experience of supporting accredited/non-accredited informal education sessions
Experience of working with other agencies
Experience of supporting/delivering engaging & participative programmes
Experience of engaging with young people on a voluntary basis
A good understanding of accreditation routes such as AQA, Children’s University, Agored etc
A good understanding of safeguarding
A good understanding of health and safety issues related to youth work
A good understanding of issues relating to young people
An ability to support the delivery of informal education sessions to groups of young people i.e. Social Issues, Current Affairs, Health & Well being etc.
An ability to use, modify and understand excel spreadsheets
An ability to work with young people on a one-to-one and a group basis
Good verbal communication skills
An ability to write short reports and produce relevant materials
i.e. client records, session recording forms
An ability to manage own workload effectively
Ability to work effectively in a team
Ability to work on own initiative
Ability to deal with challenging behaviour
Ability to work within an allocated budget
Ability to publicise and promote the work of the youth team
Ability to act as a mentor/role model for young people
Closing Date for all applications: Wednesday, 6th September 2023
Interviews: Monday, 11th September 2023
Job Type: Part-time
Part-time hours: 8 per week
Salary: £10.60 per hour
Expected hours: 8 per week
- Company pension
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Wrexham, LL13 8TH: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Work Location: In person
Application deadline: 06/09/2023