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Together In Matson

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Together In Matson
The Redwell Centre
Redwell Road

Tel: 01452 381070

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Youth Development Worker


Together In Matson is offering a friendly and rewarding working environment with opportunities to make a difference to the lives of young people and their families.

Together In Matson is a local charity who supports young people and their families; offering activities, health and wellbeing advice and guidance, and an opportunity to work with you to help them overcome barriers to self-development in all areas of their lives.

You will be supported by a small friendly team of local based colleagues who all have their own specialised area to help you get the best out of your work; having said that, you will be responsible for planning and delivering your own work load and achieving outcomes.

Role responsibilities:

Organising activities based around sport, arts/crafts and discussion sessions on local and worldwide topics. Addressing issues based around school and home life, giving opportunities for new learning and experiences.

Group work will be organised by you, approx. 10 to a group, different young people in diverse activity groups.  This allows young people to choose their own activities that they engage with and giving you the chance to build long lasting, sustainable trusting relationships with young people through finding out about them, their thoughts, beliefs, values and the environment they live.

There will be individual case work too.

You will use your own process to show the young person’s development – often this is ‘soft outcomes’ but with big impact.

Ensure the primacy of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults within or connected to Together In Matson.

Giving reports on each session to your line manager and going to Trustee meetings no more than twice a year unless needed.

Requirements for the Youth Worker:

We are looking for a friendly, approachable and motivated individual who is happy to work in a pro-active and re-active way. Young people are not predictable and need support at any time. If you are looking for a 9-5 job then this one is not for you. We want you to be passionate about what you do, we want you to go the extra mile, this is a new post and we want you to be able to think outside the box when planning your day supporting young people.

  • To have had some experience in working with young people, especially those form deprived backgrounds or who have been in care
  • A youth work qualification or similar, although training can be given to the right candidate
  • We want you to have ideas of your own and know the best way to deliver them to achieve the most positive effect on young people
  • Strong engagement skills with young people and adults from a variety of backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be able to build your own network of other projects to assist your work.
  • The ability and willingness to work unsocial hours
  • To be able to research anything you need to know – have a passion to learn yourself
  • Have your own skills in things you enjoy that you can pass on
  • A full driving licence with your own transport

Terms of Role:

This is a three-year contract, there is scope for this to be longer depending on funding. There is a three and six month probationary period with this position.

Contract type: FT and PT to be considered

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th January 2021

Salary: £– dependent on experience

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