Job adverts – Youth Worker

Job opportunity – Youth Worker – Part Time – Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells West Kent Area –

Competitive salary [+ pension + health]

Job Purpose:

  • to work with the Project manager to deliver the aims and outcomes of the V4C Project
  • to engage with local communities and young people to identify local needs and issues
  • to work across Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells, West Kent including various school holidays, evenings and weekend work when required
  • to work alongside other voluntary and statutory agencies in both centre and detached sessions to deliver information, advice and guidance to support young people
  • to work with young people from the project and from other YMCA projects to design and deliver local projects for the benefit of their communities
  • to help build bridges between young people, their communities and local agencies
  • to make referrals to other YMCA projects and other agencies as appropriate to meet a young person’s identified need
  • to promote the project and network with other agencies and community groups
  • to ensure all safeguarding, health & safety and other duties of care are met; including risk assessments and first aid

Driver training will be provided however a clean driving licence with two years driving experience is preferred

Person Specification:

Essential

  • Driver due to areas covered
  • a Christian or supportive of the Christian ethos of the YMCA movement
  • experience of working challenging young people
  • current knowledge of some of the issues affecting young people eg. Substance misuse, family breakdown, homelessness, mental health and learning difficulties / physical disabilities
  • Ability to work with and support young people with challenging behavioural issues
  • demonstrable ability and skills to support, mentor and develop young people
  • knowledge and experience of safeguarding – protection from abuse procedures
  • experience of using monitoring and evaluation systems
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • reliable with a flexible and patient attitude – calm in a crisis
  • flexible approach to working hours and occasional travel out of County
  • ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • good listener, gifted communicator who can empower young people
  • willing to engage in further training/learning and group/individual supervision
  • able to set and maintain professional boundaries within a small team
  • excellent role model for young people
  • willing to work outside in all weathers

Desirable

  • knowledge of training methods and provision
  • confident vehicle driver and minibus driver as specified above
  • experience of working with and supporting volunteers
  • excellent administrative and computing skills
  • experience and skills in community development work, social inclusion, consultation, youth empowerment and equality and diversity

www.westkentymca.org.uk/JOB

To request a full Job Description and Application Pack please contact – Karen Warner on 01892 542209 (24/7 voicemail) or email HR@westkentymca.org.uk or text YWS to 07941388852

Applications by CV will not be considered.

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