Oasis Hub MediaCityUK has a new opportunity for a Youth Worker to work alongside the Hub team to deliver a programme of activities and opportunities that support the personal and social development of the young people within the local community based in Salford.
Key responsibilities will be:
- Supporting the Lead Youth Worker to deliver a full youth programme at our Friday evening youth club session
- Contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of the youth work curriculum.
- Delivering activities that empower young people and encourage personal and social development
- Working in partnership with local services (e.g. IYSS, the Youth Alliance)
- Support young people to engage in volunteering and leadership opportunities
The successful post holder must have:
- A relevant professional qualification in Youth & Community work (Level 3 or above)
- Experience working in a youth/community setting alongside other statutory and voluntary organisations
- Ability to function in diverse settings and with a wide range of professional agencies
- Be self-motivated, resilient, with excellent organisational/administrative and inter-personal skills
As part of the package, Oasis offers:
- A pension scheme, currently offering 7% employer contribution
- A generous holiday allowance
- Working as part of a global charity, while being supported by a friendly local team.
If you are interested in this position and wish to receive an Application Pack please download the documents from this page or contact the Recruitment Team at Oasis UK. (CVs alone will not be accepted).
Completed applications should be returned by Midday Wednesday 2nd October 2019.
Interviews will take place in Salford Wednesday 9th October 2019.
Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Oasis ethos.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.
Oasis supports Equal Opportunities. Registered Charity No. 1026487
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for one full time or two part time Link Workers to work in Primary school settings in White City.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a passion for providing young people and families with the opportunities and relationships to enable them to flourish in life. Applicants will be highly proactive, professional, meticulous in their attention to detail and able to recognise the rigour required in reporting and data collection so as to evidence their own and other organisations’ work. WLZ Link Workers are individuals who are creative, constantly looking for new situations and solutions to improve the lives of young people and families, and who have great energy and enthusiasm for this work.
Based in schools, Link Workers work with families, WLZ colleagues, teachers and partner organisations to plan, co-ordinate and deliver a two year programme of support for children and young people. WLZ aims for every child to achieve good wellbeing, confidence and aspiration, positive relationships and improved academic achievement.
There are five key components to the Link Worker role:
- Build positive relationships with children, young people and families, developing a detailed understanding of each child on the WLZ programme
- Co-ordinate the programme of support delivered by WLZ’s partner organisations, ensuring that it complements what is on offer in the school and runs smoothly
- Create and deliver tailored interventions for individuals and small groups, responding to changing needs over the course of the programme
- Connect families to opportunities in their community by linking them to organisations, events and activities
- Support the children, young people and families to engage consistently with the programme of support so that they make progress towards positive outcomes
Applications received before 11.00pm on Thursday 3rd October will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 6pm on Friday 4th October. The first round assessment days be on Friday 11th October.
Recruiting a Support Worker to join our Young Peoples service in Newham!
GBP 21,944 per annum plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more
This role is a 40 hour per week contract.
Ibis House and Little Ibis House are specialist semi-independent services for young care leavers aged 16-21, with capacity to also work with young parents and their child. Ibis House provides a high level of support to young people with a variety of complex needs and Little Ibis House provides a medium level of support. The services are staffed 24/7 to support young people manage and address their various support needs and learn basic life skills to live independently. Support Workers will provide support to customers to help them develop the life skills they require to meet the assessed needs of the customers of the service. They will work with customers to promote social inclusion and alongside other members of the team to promote independent living, encouraging customers to maximise their skills and choices.
- Building supportive, trusting relationships with customers
- Working proactively with other members of the team to handle the service caseload and administrative responsibilities
- Supporting key customers to set personalised goals in the form of a Support Plan
- Conducting regular key work sessions that are innovative and engaging in order to achieve Support Plan goals
- Ensuring ongoing assessment and management of risks associated with customers within an attitude of 'positive risk taking'
- Proactively manage risk and safety both in and outside of their physical living environment
- Providing support with daily living activities, including practical assistance where skills are not yet developed, to ensure that customers enjoy a high quality of accommodation
- Proactive development of links with local statutory and voluntary organisations to provide a range of engagement opportunities for customers in the community
- Involving customers in the design, development and delivery of the service
- Empowering customers to ensure they receive the service and benefits they are entitled to
- Encouraging and enabling tenants to pay their rent and ensure that rent accounts are managed effectively
- Ensuring Look Ahead Health and Safety policies are adhered to at all time and to uphold all health and safety responsibilities within relevant policies and local protocols
- Adhering to all other Look Ahead's policies and procedures
- Engaging in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills
- Day to day instruction/ supervision of Assistant Support Workers/domestic staff/ Personal Support Assistants where appropriate
- Undertaking any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as assigned by the Team Leader/ Manager
This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead.
- Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in local activities to encourage customer involvement
- Approachable and open behaviour
- Prefers working as part of a group or team
- Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement
- Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised
- Open to feedback and self development
- Thrives on change and enjoys dynamic diverse environments
- Is confident with high levels of self-esteem
- Is respectful, articulate and sensitive in style of communication
- Is essentially customer-focused
- Is motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal performance with a can do attitude
- Ability to cope positively with challenging and diverse behaviours
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- NVQ Level 2 or equivalent experience in the social care/charity sector
- Experience working with young people
Please note that we have the right to close any vacancy before the advertised closing date if we have received a high number of applications.
If your application for this role is unsuccessful, but we feel that you would be suitable for another role, we may contact you to discuss alternative opportunities. If this occurs you would not need to submit another application for the alternative role.