About this role
Brief description of what you’ll be doing
As a volunteer Youth Worker, you will prepare and deliver activities for young people which aid their personal and social development, help them learn new skills, improve their confidence and fulfil their potential in society.
You will engage with young people (aged 13–19) at our community centre and in other settings, helping them face the challenges of life whilst helping them to develop their personal and social skills through activities that are enjoyable, educational and fulfilling.
You will work to empower young people, to help them value opinions and take on issues relating to their health, education, attitudes and environment.
- Assess the needs of young people to correctly plan and deliver programmes related to areas such as health, fitness, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying
- Run arts-based activities, community/environmental projects, residential activities, outdoor education and sporting activities
- Support young people in different settings, including outreach work
- mentor, coach and support individuals, encouraging greater social inclusion
- Work in partnership with professionals from other organisations that support young people such as social care, health, police, education, youth offending teams and local authorities
- Attend regular training and development opportunities to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety and local policy developments
- Undertake administrative tasks, maintain effective recording systems and respond to queries
- Work with parents and community groups to win support for improved provision and act as an advocate for young people’s interests
- Attend regular support and supervision sessions.
- To comply with ACAPs Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies and Guidelines.
Qualifications and training required
- As you will be assisting qualified Youth Workers, there are no set qualifications required for this position as all training will be organised. Any qualifications that you do have in Youth Work would be very much welcomed.
Key Skills / What we are looking for
- A strong commitment to young people and an understanding of the factors affecting their lives
- The ability to provide reliable support to young people and act with integrity in times of stress
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish good relationships with young people
- Enthusiastic and passionate
- Willing to work as part of a team
- Commitment to the role
Please note there is a complete pre-screening process for this role (application, interview, references, DBS check etc) and a comprehensive training programme you must attend (including safeguarding training) before starting in this role.
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Give Something Back
Feel satisfied that you are helping the next generation to succeed in life. Give back and feel great about it.
Be Part of a Team
Enjoy the experience of volunteering as part of a friendly team and meeting new people.
Learn New Skills
Develop your core skills by taking part in activities designed to strengthen them. Learn new skills too.
Access to Training
Get access to training to develop your skills and expand your knowledge. This will add to your CV.
Be Part of the Community
Overcome the sense of detatchment and become an integral member of the community.
Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with our expenses policy.