Derriaghy Youth Centre - 1 Post x 3 Hours (will include a weekend night), Laurelhill Youth Centre - 2 Posts x 3 Hours (will include a weekend night), Lisburn Area Project - 1 Post x 3 Hours (Will include a weekend night),Lisburn Rural Project - 2 Posts x 6 Hours (Will include a weekend night) Suitable applicants who are not appointed to a vacancy will be placed on a reserve list for this grade within the Lisburn Castlereagh Area which will remain valid for one year.
Reports To : Youth Support Worker-in-Charge
Responsible for : The delivery of key aspects of the unit programme, the management of appropriate staff / volunteers and the implementation of the Education Authority policies.
Job purpose :
To work directly with young people to develop their social education by providing programmes of activities. This post is for staff appointed to undertake key duties, under the direction of a Worker-in-Charge.
Main duties and responsibilities
1 To work directly with young people to develop their social education by providing programmes of activities, related to the Model for Effective Practice’.
2 Ensuring that young people play an active role in the youth group and work towards a model of youth participation.
3 Communicate effectively and develop a rapport with young people.
4 Assist in the development of relationships with the wider community and external agencies.
5 Assist young people to express and realise their goals.
6 Enable young people to work effectively in groups.
7 Challenge oppressive behaviour in young people.
8 Provide information and support to young people.
9 Encourage young people to broaden their horizons and be active citizens.
10 Support young people in evaluating youth work activities and the impact of youth work on their development.
11 Support young people in their understanding of risk and challenge and in taking action to address key issues in their lives.
12 Implement the unit’s Child Protection Policy and work with young people to safeguard their welfare and the welfare of others.
13 Carry out administrative duties within the unit, under the direction of the Line Manager.
1 To carry out such duties, as may be assigned by the Line Manager, within the level of the post.