Youth & Community Worker – Teesdale

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Youth & Community Worker – Teesdale
We are looking for an Youth & community worker to join our Youth & Communities team at YMCA Teesdale (part of YMCA North Tyneside). In this role you will be supporting the development and delivery of youth & community work within Teesdale, leading a time that ensure that all our work aims to empower children, young people & the wider community.

LOCATION:  YMCA Teesdale, Barnard Castle DL12 8BH

JOB TYPE: Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 15 hours

SALARY:  up to £9.50 per hour

 

Who are we?

YMCA North Tyneside is a Voluntary Sector Organisation undertaking youth and community programme work in areas of North Tyneside, South Tyneside, and Teesdale. We are part of the worldwide YMCA movement, which started in London in 1844 and now has grown to become the world’s largest and oldest youth movement. Now more 175 years later YMCA is operating in 119 countries, with 64 million people reached annually around the world.

 

What do we do?

The role of our Youth & Community programme work is to reach out to young people in Barnard Castle and the surrounding area and provide them with a wide range of healthy and positive youth activities and support. In doing this, we seek to ensure young people have the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate their way through adolescence to flourish in their adult lives.

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate for this role will have experience of working with young people, ideally in the following areas: centre based/outreach youth work, community development or the health sector. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be self-motivated, able to follow direction from senior staff and possess the skills to engage and build relationships with young people who at times can be closed off or resistant to new people.

An understanding and experience of facing challenging behaviours and ability to de-escalate situations which may arise. Must have a strong character with an ability to hold firm professional boundaries. A strong understanding of safeguarding and how it applies in this role, including the process of escalating concerns to the correct people within YMCA North Tyneside.

Essential:
● Youth work qualification or relevant experience
● Available to work on a rota basis
● Empathy and Compassion
● Self-motivated & well organised
● Able to work alone and use initiative
● An understanding of safeguarding
● Experience of dealing with challenging behaviour
● Good communication skills
● Flexibility

Desirable:
● First aid qualifications
● IT literate

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check, Satisfactory Reference Checks and a 6 month probationary period.

You will receive induction training, regular supervision, on-going personal development whilst working in a nurturing environment where staff are encouraged to learn and grow as individuals.

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Why work for YMCA North Tyneside?

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Competitive Salary

Subject to age and in line with National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

Employer Assistance Programme

Access to a confidential Employer Assistance Programme (which includes a suite of Legal and Health Information)

GP Helpline

Access to 24hr GP Helpline

Café Discount

10% Discount at YMCA Café

Nursery Discount

10% Discount on Fees at YMCA Day Nursery

Gym Membership

Free unlimited Gym membership for YMCA Gym

Staff Development

A nurturing environment where staff are encouraged to learn and grow as individuals

Making a Difference

Be a part of an established organisation that helps transform the lives of young people

Patterdale Discount

Staff discount on short breaks in the Lake District at Patterdale Hall Estate

Interested?

Apply Now

Please apply by providing a cover letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for the position and an up to date CV. Please follow the link below to our website which will also ask for a CV to be uploaded (if you have trouble accessing the application form or require a different format, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note: The health, wellbeing and safety of our colleagues and candidates during this challenging time is of paramount importance, with this in mind, we have refreshed our approach to recruitment. All interviews will be fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing. Upon starting a new role with us, we will ensure you are equipped with the tools and technologies which will enable you to do your best work remotely when required. Our longer-term focus remains on a culture of flexibility and encouraging colleagues to maintain a healthy work-life balance through flexible working arrangements.