Senior Youth Worker (Detached) (FIF07155)

Recruiter
myjobscotland
Location
Cowdenbeath
Salary
£14,041 - £16,838 per year Pro Rata
Posted
18 Apr 2017
Closes
18 May 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Interview Date: Tuesday 16 May 2017

Contract Type: Temporary until 31 March 2018

Working Pattern: Monday Evening 18:00-21:00

The purpose of the Senior Youth Worker (Detached) role is to engage and work positively with young people in their own communities. A Senior Youth Worker (Detached) will use a street based setting to contribute towards the learning and development of young people by using a range of educational practices and approaches.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.

Requirements

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain PVG scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland.

Responsibilities

Senior Youth Workers (Detached) will work in a variety of outdoor settings that may include identified streets and neighbourhoods, outdoor learning venues, shopping centres, beaches, school grounds, Multi Use games areas, Skate Parks and other public venues.

A range of creative and innovative approaches will be used during a detached youth work session including small group work, 1:1 discussions, arts & crafts workshops, thematic discussions, sports & leisure pursuits and peer education work. All of which are designed to encourage young people to develop and enhance their social, personal and learning skills.

Senior Youth Workers (Detached) may be required to work in partnership with staff from other agencies and these may include Teachers, Police, Health, College, Community Wardens and voluntary sector youth work providers.

The Individual

Must be prepared to undertake and complete core training as a requirement of the post within 1 year of appointment.

Skills and Experience:
  • Ability to engage positively with groups of young people
  • Awareness of young people's issues and development needs
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • The ability to travel throughout the Kirkcaldy Area.
  • Ability to work in partnership in a range of settings
  • Good organisational skills
  • Must be good time-keeper and reliable, and prepared to work flexibly
  • An ability to plan, deliver and evaluate a programme around the needs of young people.

In Fife Council the way we work matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:
  • Taking ownership
  • Focusing on customers
  • Working together
  • Embracing technology & information
  • Delivering results

For further information please contact: Ross Martin on 03451 555555 Ext: 480064 or email


See also: RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
Senior Youth Worker G150 01.pdf