Assistant Youth Support Worker (unqualified) by f82fH8



The Belfast Education and Library Board under the provisions of the Education and
Libraries (Northern Ireland) Orders, is responsible for providing an education and
library service, including a youth service, in the Belfast area. The provision of public
library services transferred to Libraries NI on 1 April 2009. The area has a population
of approximately 268,000. The number of pupils in attendance at school in the board’s
area is approximately 57,000.

This is a temporary post available until 31 March 2013 subject to review.

POST:                    Assistant Youth Support Worker

LOCATION:                West Belfast Area Project
                         c/o St Michael’s Youth Club
                         Finaghy Road North
                         BT11 9EH

REQUIREMENTS:            Applicants must at the closing date show evidence of having
                         delivered and developed areas of the youth work curriculum.

                         Preference may be given to those applicants who at the closing
                         date hold OCN level 2 in youth work and/or have experience of
                         delivering youth work in various settings.

                         The panel reserves the right to enhance these criteria.

DUTIES:                  As attached

HOURS:                   12 per week

HOURLY RATE:             £7.54 - £8.48

Posts involving work in educational institutions are subject to the provisions
of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Order 2007. The successful
applicant will require an enhanced disclosure check which at present costs
£30. Further details regarding the payment of this check will be issued with
the contract of employment.

                        The closing date for receipt of application forms is
                       12:00 NOON ON FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2012

NB Notes of guidance are attached.

Job Description: Assistant Youth Support Worker

Responsible to:    Senior Worker/Nominated Area Worker

Responsible for: Assisting with the unit programme and the
                 implementation of ELB/organisational policies.

Job purpose:       To work directly with young people to develop their social
                   education by providing programmes of activities. This post
                   is for staff appointed to undertake duties under the
                   direction of a Senior Youth Worker or a nominated Area

Main duties and responsibilities

   1. Assist with the planning and implementation of programmes, related to the
      ‘Model for Effective Practice’.

   2. Ensure that young people play an active role in the youth group and work towards
      a model of youth participation.

   3. Communicate effectively and develop a rapport with young people.

   4. Assist in the development of relationships with the wider community and external

   5. Assist young people to express and realise their goals.

   6. Challenge oppressive behaviour in young people.

   7. Provide information and support to young people.

   8. Support young people in evaluating youth work activities and the impact of youth
      work on their development.

   9. Implement the ELB/Management Committee’s Child Protection Policy and work
      with young people to safeguard their welfare and the welfare of others.

   10. Assist with administrative duties within the unit/project.

Other duties

   1. To carry out such duties, as may be assigned by the Line Manager, within the
      level of the post.
Belfast Education & Library Board

Personnel Specification

      Post                         Assistant Youth Support Worker
   Location                          West Belfast Area Project
                              Essential                      Preferred
                                                   hold OCN level 2 in youth


                   show    evidence    of   having have experience of delivering
                   delivered and developed areas of youth work in various settings
                   the youth work curriculum

                   ability to work in team

                   ability to work on own initiative
                   good verbal and written
                   communication skills.

                   commitment to equality and
                   challenging all forms of
                   creative and flexible

                   will be working unsociable hours
                   including evenings, weekends
    Other          and holidays

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