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Hungerford Youth Support Worker Vacancy

Are you passionate about youth work?

Can you see yourself running your own Youth Program?

The Hungerford Youth and Community Centre (HYCC) is a vibrant and welcoming place, providing a bright and welcoming space for young people and for the community. We have really exciting plans to extend our opening hours for young people and for that, we require a Youth Support Worker.

We’re looking for an engaging and motivated person to run open sessions for children (aged 9-11 years, 12-14 years and 15 years and above) at the Centre on at least three days/week. They will be well supported by a Centre Manager, Trustees of the Charity and volunteer helpers, working together in the ethos of HYCC: to provide a caring, safe and supporting environment for young people.

27 hours per week £11.50/ hour, mostly in the evenings and at the weekend (£22,200 p.a. – pro rata £16,200). Position is part-time permanent – start date January 2020.

Duties consist of:

• Planning and leading open sessions for young people.
• In consultation with the Trustees, to run a programme that ensures that the Centre runs weekly sessions for years 5-6, 7-9 & 10+.
• In addition to these universal groups, to run #ICE (pre-existing club for children with additional needs).
• To encourage and enable young people to develop and meet their potential as individuals and within their community.
• To run a programme of activities over school holidays.
• Alongside the Centre Manager, to recruit and support volunteer helpers; this to include young volunteers.
• To keep and maintain up to date records of young people who attend the sessions – including contact, emergency details and consents.
• To plan sessions and ensure they start and finish at set times to enable debrief and feedback of volunteers.
• To maintain any equipment used in sessions and report any losses or breakages to the Centre Manager.
• Together with Young People, Trustees and Volunteers, to set in place and manage Behaviour Policies and Complaints Policy.
• With Centre Manager, to ensure regular feedback to the Trustees and to report to and attend Trustee Meetings.
• Liaise and co-ordinate with other groups and agencies.
• To keep a timesheet of working hours.

Applicants will need to have significant experience of group work with young people, and a good understanding of the needs and issues faced by children, teenagers and young adults. The ability to empathise and a natural affinity with young people will also be essential to the role. Good writing skills and computer literacy also essential. The perfect candidate will have a Youth Work degree and up to date training in safeguarding and paediatric first aid.

How to apply

For full job description and person specification, please contact clerk@hungerfordyc.org.uk

To apply, you will need a CV and contact details for two references, including current employer if applicable, with a short explanation as to why you are suitable for this position and how you would develop the role.

Closing date: 28th October 2019

Interviews: 16th November

Start date: January 2020

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