You will be joining our small team, assisting in planning and delivering youth group sessions based at our youth centre in Truro, with the ability to travel independently elsewhere in the county as we sometimes run sessions in other places. Hours can be flexible providing cover for sessions as required. Additional opportunities exist for people who have training delivery experience. The number of hours available currently are between 3 hours a month and 12 hours a month. Additional hours may also be available. Please see our web site for details of the times of our current sessions as they are mainly in the evenings and weekends.
A full job description and person specification are attached. We want to encourage applications from people who may feel they do not currently meet the full specification but who would like to describe how they would work towards it.
Your own sexual orientation or gender identity should not be seen as a barrier to applying. Please see our web site for further details of our equal opportunities policy.
We would encourage anyone who is interested in applying to complete this form however if you need additional information then you can email info@yaycornwall include in the subject 'Application'
Renumeration: This post is currently paid at £9.34 / hour and offers opprtunities for invlovement in a range of other activities depending on applicant skills. Travel costs are covered for working away from Truro at HMRC rates. We occasionally have people who are looking for volunteering opportunities and for those interested in offering thier time we still require the same form to be completed, please refer to this in the additional information field..
• Assist in preparing and leading sessions, workshops and activities for young people including activities tailored to address sensitive issues such as self-harm, suicide or drug abuse as needed within the group • Attending, and supporting young people to attend key events such as national conferences or pride parades • Assist in the completion of induction paperwork for each new member and session reports at the end of every session • To support and encourage the youth trustee / young peoples council to fully carry out their role • Responding to and reporting safeguarding concerns and disclosures promptly and accurately to the designated person for child protection • Assist with developing provision and resources for young people who identify as LGBTQ throughout the county • Handling of petty cash and accountancy for travel expenses • Maintenance and development of online resources including Facebook, Twitter and the group webpage • Promoting equality of opportunity and diversity in all aspects of work • To undertake any other tasks of a similar level of responsibility as requested from time to time • Proactively promoting the group • Attending designated training, supervision and line management as required.• Highlight conscientious objections to your line manager whilst maintaining a professional and lawful service.
Person Specification Essential
• Experience of working in a hands on role with young people • Evidence of working with people from a minority or disadvantaged group • Awareness of working with young people facing challenging issues such as self-harm, suicide or drug abuse • Use of a car to travel independently across the county • Good working knowledge of the issues that face young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and those who are questioning their identity/gender role • Good working knowledge of sources of support which are available for young people who are LGBTQ locally and nationally • Experience of producing accurate reports and keeping confidential records • Experience of working with confidential information • A good understanding of Safeguarding procedures.
Desirable • Previous work experience with young people who identify as LGBTQ • A relevant professional qualification (such as NVQ Level Three, DIPSW or a teaching qualification) • Previous work experience in a youth group setting • Training in Safeguarding procedures • Training in First Aid procedures
We will require the preferred candidate to undertake an enhanced DBS check prior to commencement of the role. We also require the post holder to have completed CAMAT tier 3 training within six months of taking the post (should they not already hold this qualification).