An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Future4Me team in Lincolnshire as a Youth Worker, working with young people who may need support in making a positive transition to adulthood. The team have two permanent part time Youth and Community Development Worker post in Lincoln and West Lindsey. Hours 18.5 per week, working across daytime, twilight and evening sessions through the week.
The role is peripatetic in nature working across different locations within Lincoln and West Lindsey locality supporting the Community Intervention Team to deliver a range of high quality interventions to young people aged between 8 and 18 and will include, 121 work delivering Community Resolutions and Match Meetings; Working with groups of young people delivering Core Offer Youth Clubs. You may also work within local communities with other community intervention colleagues undertaking outreach and detached work with the purpose of engaging, supporting, diverting and sign posting young people into positive activities.
Please note this is a part-time vacancy and the salary will be pro rota for hours worked.
Are you able to build relationships quickly and effectively with young people? Do you have a calming influence and able to reassure and support young people? Are you confident working with young people aged 8 to 18 years? Do you have an understanding of the current societal trends and challenges that impact young people? Do you want a role where you can shape and assist with service development?
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to work with individuals and groups to help them to identify their own needs and plan a positive way forward. You will be able to communicate, inspire and work restoratively with a range of people. You will be able to work on your own and as part of a team collaborating seamlessly with other project strands in the programme. Ensuring the timely and accurate completion of routine tasks, documents and reports in meeting service goals is also key to the success of the role.
About the role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Future4Me team in Lincolnshire as a Youth Worker, working with young people who may need support in making a positive transition to adulthood
The post holder will be required to work with young people who may be vulnerable and may require help and support to prevent their difficulties from escalating. Your role will assist in the delivery of interventions & programmes using recreational activities and resources to support the youth engagement process. You will work as part of a team to provide young people with trusted adult role models to support positive choices and decision making as part of our Community & Intervention offer.
There is a need to be flexible within your working approach. The role will involve a range of duties including working regular evenings, days, and possible weekends and can be building based or detached/outreach. You will work as part of a team and on a 121 basis with young people delivering; core youth club sessions, 121 match meetings and community resolution sessions. The post is peripatetic and can be deployed to locations across the locality where there is an identified need.
We care about our staff so we want to offer you a competitive salary, generous holidays and access to our pension scheme. It is important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting where no two days are the same! We offer a comprehensive benefits package which offers valuable discounts, salary-sacrifice schemes and areas of professional support and development.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Debbie Barker Senior Youth & Community Development Worker for Lincoln and West Lindsey, email@example.com
Closing date is 18th June and interviews will be held on 4th July.
Please note that the job description is currently being reviewed but it is not expected to have a detrimental effect on the job grade/salary
Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.
Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.