Splash Youth Support Worker at Community First

Hours: 36.5 hrs per week, includes evening and weekend work

Salary: £23,935

Location: Office base in Devizes, county wide programme delivery including 1:1 outreach.

Supervisor: Splash and Youth Action Wiltshire Fundraising Coordinator

3-year Fixed Term contract with potential to be extended.

Splash is a youth programme providing positive activities for young people in Wiltshire who are facing challenges in their lives. Splash forms part of the youth arm of Community First known as Youth Action Wiltshire and has supported young people for over 30 years. We are seeking to recruit a well organised and motivated individual who is dedicated to the personal development of young people through the provision of 1:1 support, advocacy and positive activities.

The role focusses on providing practical and emotional support for young victims of crime in Wiltshire and Swindon aged 8-18 years, enabling them to cope and recover from their experience of crime, through increased confidence, self-esteem and resilience. The post holder will be required to work with young people, understand their individual needs and develop a positive trust-based relationship with them and support them throughout their “journey” with our service.

Ideally, you will have a relevant youth work qualification and/or two years of experience in delivering youth work and positive activities. You will hold a valid UK driving licence and will be prepared to drive a minibus and transport young people to and from activities and 1:1 meetings. There will be a need for regular evening and occasional weekend working.

Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory DBS check.

To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post please visit https://www.communityfirst.org.uk/vacancies

Closing date: Midday on Tuesday 14th May 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 22nd May 2019

If you would like to find out more about this position, please contact Dawn Whiting, Splash and Youth Action Wiltshire Fundraising Coordinator on 01380 732829 or dwhiting@splash-wiltshire.org.uk

Community First is an equal opportunities employer.

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