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Youth Worker Young People’s Centre, Brighton
Part-time Temporary Contract 3 hours per week Salary starting NJC Band 3, Point 22 – 27 £19,263 – £22,958 p.a. pro rata Plus Benefits: pension + 27 days annual leave (pro rata) The YPC is part of Impact Initiatives Children & Young People’s services. Located in central Brighton, it offers a wide range of opportunities for young people aged 13 –25. These include a drop-in service, counselling, youth work, sexual health, information and advice, supported access to ICT. The YPC has a reputation for innovative and userfocused work carried out in a safe environment where young people feel safe and comfortable. As part of a bigger initiative across Brighton and Hove, the YPC also works in different areas and Centre’s delivering youth work sessions as part of the Brighton and Hove Youth Collective. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to this highly successful service. The Youth Worker will be expected to: • work with young people using the YPC services and/or services in Moulsecoomb • supporting the delivery of a youth work programme and be responsible for delivering a range of activities • promote and support positive interventions, embedded within the youth work programme and its aims • lead the session on occasion to support annual leave and absences The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate: • An understanding of the needs, challenges and difficulties that young people face in the transition to adulthood • Commitment to and interest in working with and supporting young people to engage in a range of positive activities • self motivation and an ability to organise own time and workload • exceptional communication skills both written and verbal • an ability to work within clear role boundaries and in a team of support staff • An ability to deal with challenging behaviour
Closing date for applications is 9.00am Tuesday 28th th May 2013. Interviews will be held on Friday 31st May. This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the successful candidate will be subject to a Criminal Records Disclosure Charity Registration No. 276669 Company registered in England No. 1402692.
Registered office 19 Queens Road, Brighton 3XA
JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE OF JOB: Youth Worker SERVICE/PROJECT: Young People’s Centre (YPC), based at Moulsecoomb CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 16th April 2014 HOURS PER WEEK: 3 hours on a Thursday evening TEMPORARY/PERMANENT: Fixed Term Contract until 31 st October 2013 (to be extended, subject to Funding) BAND 3, NJC POINTS 22-27, SALARY £19,623-22,958 (pro rata) (pay award pending from the 1 April) per annum, paid monthly by Automated Credit Transfer on 25th of each month HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT: 27 days per annum, plus 3 extra days at Christmas and the usual statutory holidays (pro rata) ACCOUNTABLE TO: Young People’s Centre Youth and Development Manager LINE MANAGED BY: Young People’s Centre Youth and Development Manager RESPONSIBLE FOR: • Delivery of youth work within the session at Moulsecoomb • Up to date record keeping in regards to monitoring and evaluating session • Maintaining a safe space for young people and signposting where necessary • Key holding and leading responsibilities where required For an inform al chat about the job, please ring Rad Kothari on 012 7 3 887 8 8 6 . This post is exemp t from the Rehabilita tion of Offende rs Act (19 7 4 ) and the successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Records Disclosure. Impact Initiati ves is a company limited by guaran t e e and a charity under Registr at ion No. 2766 6 9 . Company Register ed in England No. 1402 6 9 2
BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF PROJECT Impact Initiatives (Impact) provides a wide range of services in Sussex for children, young people and adults. The YPC is part of Impact Initiatives Children & Young Peopleâ€™s services. Located in central Brighton, it offers a wide range of opportunities for young people aged 13 â€“ 25. These include a drop-in service, counselling, youth work, sexual health, information and advice, supported access to ICT. The YPC has a reputation for innovative and user-focused work carried out in a safe environment where young people feel safe and comfortable. More recently the YPC has also become part the Brighton and Hove Collective which works together with other youth provisions in Brighton and Hove, both charitable and statutory to provide services for young people across the city. This partnership working ensures that the youth sector is meeting the needs of young people within the city. MAIN TASKS Operational 1. To work with a team to supervise open access sessions, including the IT suite and Kitchen ensuring that rooms/ areas are safe and prepared for users. 2. To work with a team to deliver a youth work programme and be responsible for delivering a range of activities. 3. To promote and deliver sexual health support and interventions that are embedded within youth work programme. 4. To ensure all young people using the service within the session, receive appropriate support and information. 5. To ensure that all paperwork relevant to the sessions is completed appropriately 6. To support and supervise volunteers in delivery of the session Building and Resources 7. To ensure any health and safety checks and risk assessments are carried out for drop in sessions and the activities delivered that you are responsible for. 8. To ensure that the Kitchen when in use conforms to Health and Safety requirements.
9. To contribute to maintaining the overall condition of the Centre, ensuring it is a positive space for young people to attend. Monitoring /Reporting 10. To contribute to both briefing and de-briefing sessions with staff and volunteers for the session and to ensure that any client and session records are maintained. Policies and Procedures 11. To implement project and organisational policies and procedures into daily work practice. 12. To comply with and implement Impacts Child protection policy and ensure that child protection issues are fully recorded and dealt with appropriately 13. To comply with and implement Impact Initiatives Equal Opportunities Policy and any specific policies and procedures designed to promote and monitor equal opportunities. 14. To comply with and implement Impact Initiatives Health and Safety Policy and Procedure relating to the specific activities on which you are employed. Generally, to take reasonable care for health and safety of all those affected by this work. General 15. To attend regular supervision sessions, staff meetings and â€˜Impactâ€™ days as required and undertake any training as required 16. To be aware of the needs of other workers, paid or unpaid, and contribute positively to a supportive working environment. 17. To be part of a multi agency environment working with young people with diverse needs 18. To undertake any other duties as might reasonably be asked of the post holder at the request of the Youth and Development Manager or Centre/Service Manager. Supplementary information: This job description will be subject to review in accordance with the needs of the service. This post is subject to a 26-week probationary period. All posts within Impact have the opportunity of an annual review/ evaluation.
PERSON SPECIFICATION Essential criteria Experience of working with young people with a wide range of needs Understanding of the needs, challenges and difficulties that young people face in the transition to adulthood Experience of planning, preparing and delivering youth work programmes Commitment to and interest in working with and supporting young people to engage in positive activities Experience of working to agreed targets and towards achievement of client outcomes. Ability to work calmly in a busy, demanding environment and work flexibly within a team in a multi use building. Good self-awareness & strong interpersonal skills. Proven communication skills both written and verbal Ability to work independently, professionally and consistently. Ability to see solutions rather than problems. Ability to occasionally work flexible hours e.g. evenings or weekends. Knowledge of Child Protection and Protection of Vulnerable Adults policy and procedure Desirable Experience of working with or an evidence of understanding the needs of young people who are NEET or have issues related to sexual health, substance misuse or mental health. Experience of linking with other services and joint working Level 2 qualification in Youth Work or equivalent qualifications