Youth Support Worker Trainee - Bradford Youth Development Partnership
PRIME OBJECTIVES OF THE POST:
-To assist other project team members in the development of relationships with young people, aged 8–20, in order to address their Isolation, loneliness and personal development needs.
-To support work with Primary and Secondary schools on the delivery of a range of BYDP led projects.
-To work directly with young people and engage them in positive activities.
-To promote BYDP services to stakeholders, including young people and partner organisations.
-To work with other BYDP staff to deliver holiday activities to children & young people.
-Assist other BYDP staff in the setting up, development and promotion of youth volunteering opportunities.
RANGE OF DUTIES:
-Assisting other staff in initiating, developing and maintaining relationships with young people in the 8 – 20 age range.
-Assisting in supporting young people to design, develop and deliver activities, projects and events underpinned by the 6 principles of Youth Social Action (Reflective, Challenging, Youth Led, Socially Impactful, Progressive and Embedded).
-Ensuring young people are involved in the development of BYDP projects and empowered to have more control over the things that matter to them.
-Enabling young people to learn, achieve, record and accredit their learning outcomes through good quality youth work.
-Assisting in maintaining adequate management information systems to enable effective planning & reporting.
-Encouraging and support young people to have a voice, and influence decision making within BYDP and the local community.
-Assisting in planning, monitoring and evaluating the youth work in the team.
-Assisting in carrying out regular analysis of needs and promote youth work opportunities throughout the local community.
-Assisting in supporting young people to work effectively in groups.
-Working as part of a team to deliver a number of projects within BYDP.
-Ensuring the relevant health & safety procedures are implemented and monitored.
-Promoting equality of opportunity and voluntary participation and actively challenge discrimination, prejudice and oppressive behaviour.
-Complying with such policies, procedures, guidelines and codes of practice as laid down by BYDP.
-Assisting in creating links and partnerships with existing services and agencies in the identified areas, creating best practice delivery.
-Working evenings, weekends and holiday periods as required
-Working across BYDP projects to enhance delivery of work with young people.
-Undertaking any other duties as mutually agreed with Project Managemen
Weekly Wage: National Minimum Wage
Employer Name & Location: Bradford Youth Development Partnership, 52 Cornwall Road, Manningham, Bradford, BD8 7JN.
Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time: 25 Hours,
Mon-Thursday, flexible afternoon/early evening and occasional weekends and school holidays.
Number of vacancies & closing date for applications: 1 vacancy, Closing Date is 19th of November.
Duration – Perm / temp: 6 Months
Essential and desirable skills:
-Experience of engaging young people in informal and formal learning experiences.
-Experience of working with young people, aged 8 –20 years in a paid or voluntary capacity.
-Able to plan, organise and review own work.
-Able to reflect on own performance and work as an effective team worker.
-Able to judge and manage confidential matters.
-Able to collate information and maintain records.
-Able to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
Training provided: We will provide a range of on the job experience and identify any training needs at the beginning of the placement, source and deliver these over the placement period.
If you are interested in this Kickstart Placement, aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit, please contact your DWP work coach at your local Job Centre Plus to go through the application process for this placement.