Kickstart Assistant Youth Worker x 2 (Temporary 6-month contract)
Teaching & Support Work
Kickstart Assistant Youth Worker x 2
(Temporary 6-month contract)
Salary: £9.50 per hour
Hours Per Week: 25 (including a minimum of 3 evenings per week; may include weekend delivery)
Sheffield Futures is an independent charity, supporting communities and helping young people to achieve their full potential in learning, employment and life.
We are offering this exciting opportunity, as a part of the Department of Work and Pensions’ Kickstart scheme, for two Assistant Youth Workers (aged 18 to 24) to join our Youth Sheffield service for a fixed term period of six months. We believe in the power of high-quality youth work to improve lives, keep young people safe and help them thrive. If you have an understanding of the issues young people face and the enthusiasm and experience to work with those most in need, we want to hear from you.
As a Kickstart Assistant Youth Worker, you will be involved in the development of programmes that reflect the needs of young people in the local area and engage them in decision making support. You will work with our Youth Workers to support the delivery of positive planned programmes, activities and interventions in universal/open access and targeted settings, with an emphasis on supporting vulnerable or disadvantaged young people. Through your work you will promote inclusion, equity and young people’s interests and wellbeing.
This post requires a commitment to continuous professional development of knowledge and skills to improve service delivery through attendance at team meetings and relevant training events. As a position on the Kickstart programme, the post holder would be required to engage with Sheffield Futures’ package of employability training, careers guidance and wellbeing support.
The successful candidates will have experience of working face-to-face with young people and building positive relationships, from previous employment or voluntary work. You will demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues that face young people and their families for varying backgrounds, and have good interpersonal, communication and time management skills. You will also have the ability to communicate with groups of young people displaying challenging and/or risk taking behaviour.
This role requires an enhanced DBS check.
Closing Date: Thursday 1st July 2021 Interviews: Thursdays in June and TBC
If you meet the Kickstart programme criteria, and the criteria set out above, and would like to apply for this position, please contact your work coach via the Department of Work and Pensions in the first instance for further information. Please note applications must be made on the Sheffield Futures application form and be received with notification from your Work Coach by the above deadline to be considered. For clarity interviews will be held weekly during the period of advertisement and Sheffield Futures reserve the right to amend the closing date for these posts should successful applicants be appointed earlier.
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