TNS Foundation Is Looking For A Youth And Community Worker

The New Saints Community Foundation is looking for a talented and inspiring individual to join their team. You will be dynamic, forward-thinking and always motivated to bring out the best in children and young people within a number of different community settings.

You will have youth and family work experience but also be confident in leading and assisting in sports activities where required:

 

Job Description:

 

  • Assess the needs of young people during sessions, and plan and deliver programs with the support of the community foundation officer/coordinator related to areas such as health, fitness, smoking, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying.

 

  • Regularly monitor and review sessions with the community foundation coordinator.

 

  • Run arts-based activities, community activity sessions, outdoor education and sporting activities – particularly focused on increasing participation and activity levels in under-represented groups including girls; people with disabilities and ethnic minorities.

 

  • Provide sport and art-based activity sessions for young people and families in different settings, including outreach work.

 

  • Mentor, coach and support individuals and encourage greater social inclusion.

 

  • Work in partnership with professionals from other organizations that support young people such as social care, children’s services, health, police, education, youth offending teams and local authorities.

 

  • Attend regular training and development opportunities to develop skills and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety and local policy developments.

 

  • Undertake administrative tasks, maintain effective recording systems and respond to queries.

 

  • Assist in the cover of other activities that the Foundation runs such as holiday clubs, after-school multi-sports and disability activities and sport.

 

 

Person Specification:

 

  • Hold relevant and up to date qualifications in both youth/families’ work, activity leadership and sports coaching (desirable).

 

  • DBS, safeguarding and first aid trained.

 

  • Have at least 12-month experience within a similar role.

 

  • Car driver.

 

  • A strong commitment to children and young people and an understanding of the factors affecting their lives.

 

 

  • The ability to provide reliable support to young people in times of stress and act with integrity.

 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish good relationships with young people.

 

  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility.

 

  • A sense of adventure and a willingness to try new things.

 

  • The ability to treat young people’s concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity, while being aware of the limits that are required by confidentiality and the boundaries that govern the youth/youth worker relationship.

 

  • A great deal of resilience.

 

Package

  • Uniform provided
  • Discounted staff meals
  • £10 per hour dependent on experience
  • 10 hours per week initially on a 12 month contract
  • Mileage expenses
  • Free Gym Membership
  • 10% discount off our facilities including food, beverage and bowling

 

Contact: Naomi.Stocker@gotothevenue.com

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stewart Bloor

Media. Contact: stewart.bloor@tnsfc.co.uk