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Youth Engagement Worker – YIF (Mind Matters)

27 December 2018

Position: YIF Youth Engagement Worker

This role is funded jointly by Department for Digital, Culture,  Media and Sport and the Big Lottery Fund.

Pay: £10.24 per hour

Location:  King’s Lynn

Contract Type:  One Year Fixed Term Contract (with the possibility of an extension to March 2021)

Hours per week:  3 hours

Job Role: 

  • To deliver mental health awareness sessions to hub and satellite youth clubs as part of the YIF project in Kings Lynn.
  • To promote positive mental health for all children and young people.
  • Further information can be found at – YIF Youth Engagement Worker JD – Mind Matters

Youth-West Partnership

Youth-West is a new service which will be delivering weekly open access youth activities for young people aged 11 – 18 years in West Norfolk.  We are looking for people with a passion about working with young people to coordinate, provide administration and deliver face to face activities with young people.

The Organisation:

YMCA Norfolk is a great place to work, offering meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people. Working at YMCA Norfolk is an opportunity to be a part of an organisation which is challenging, innovative, rewarding and fun! We place young people at the heart of all we do and are committed to building an organisation that is responsive to the needs of young people and our stakeholders. By supporting our staff and volunteers to develop their talent and ideas, together we can make a difference.

What you’ll need to succeed:

The successful candidate will have an understanding of Youth Work in a community setting. They will have strong engagement skills to work with young people and adults from a variety of backgrounds as well as experience of youth participation and involvement. We would like them to have time and project management skills and experience of running small group sessions /activities with young people. They will need to be willing to work in the evenings; the GOYA project is on Thursday evenings from 5pm – 7pm.

What you’ll get in return:

  • Death in service benefit of 2 x annual salary
  • Healthshield Health Care Plan
  • Health and wellbeing events and activities
  • Family friendly policies
  • In service training opportunities and bursaries investing in your development
  • Annual staff day and staff awards to celebrate our successes
  • Regular line management and support
  • Staff discount at Stepping Stones Café

What to do next:

For more information on this role, please contact Lisa Xuereb on 01603 340867 or lisa.xuereb@ymcanorfolk.org

To apply, please complete an Application for Employment – Youth Engagement Worker (Mind Matters) and Job Application Survey Form and forward to careers@ymcanorfolk.org or by post to Lisa Xuereb, Senior HR Advisor, 35-37 Exchange Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DP

Closing date for applications:  Monday 14th January 2019 at 9.00am

Interview date:  Friday 26th January 2019

YMCA Norfolk is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced / Standard DBS check prior to starting employment.