Sessional Youth Support - Duke of Edinburgh

Location
Kingston upon Thames
Salary
£1983.5 - £2168.25 per annum
Posted
03 Oct 2017
Closes
02 Nov 2017
Ref
LJ-AFC-218
Function
Administration
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Salary Details: £1,983.5 - £2,168.25 (£23,802 - £26,019 FTE)
Grade: Youth Service 24 - 27 (AfC Scale)
Job Term: Permanent
Appointment Type: Part-time
Hours: 3 hours per week

Achieving for Children (AfC), an award-winning social enterprise company delivering a full range of children's services are looking for enthusiastic people to join our Youth Service. AfC prides itself in being a forward thinking and intuitive organisation, putting children first is a core value of AfC. The values and culture of AfC are reflected across the teams, where practitioners can find a supportive learning environment. AfC values its staff and we are committed to supporting career development and progression.

Sessional Youth Workers are required to support our existing team of youth workers to work with a broad and diverse range of young people to promote and advocate the positive development of personal and social skills through informal educational.

As an experienced youth worker you will support a number of youth work programmes designed to promote engagement, create opportunities for informal learning and offer experiences that are fun, challenging and safe to young people through centre based youth work, detached youth work, school and outdoor learning across different locations to reflect the service needs.
You will be able to improvise and be creative with a group of young people to ensure they receive the best experience and positive outcomes.

To apply for the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) sessional support role, you will have a focus on strengthening groups skills and experiences in preparation to complete all aspects of the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold. Experience of delivering the DofE will be expected alongside being an enthusiastic and engaging individual who can lead a group of young people.

For this post we require:
* Experience of youth work approaches to delivering DofE
* Confidence to engage and develop professional relationships
* Understanding of the issues young people face and operating within a delivery framework including safety, expedition work and motivating hard to reach young people

These posts are being offered as a part time permanent position based in a number of locations across Kingston and Richmond. The working hours for these positions will be on Mondays between 5.15 to 8.15pm

We offer a dynamic, friendly and supportive working environment with a focus on ongoing development. In addition we offer a range of excellent staff benefits to include generous annual leave, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, along with discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres, discounted equipment rates with outdoor retailers, and many more.
In addition we offer:
1. An excellent learning and development opportunities
2. A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
3. A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
4. Powerboat courses (via the Royal Yacht Association)
5. First Aid courses
6. Safeguarding courses
7. Strong level of reflective supervision from an experienced management team

If this sounds like the role for you and would like to discuss thisrole further, please contact Peter Moorcock either by email or 020 8547 6920

Please apply by completing the online application and a supporting statement outlining how you meet the criteria as outlined on the role profile.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.