Splash Youth Support Worker at Community First

Community First are looking for a dedicated and experienced individual to join our Splash Service as part of our successful youth arm, Youth Action Wiltshire. They 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.

Hours: 36.5 hrs per week, including regular evening, weekend, and school holiday work
Salary: £23,935 gross per annum plus 7% employers pension contribution
Location: Office base in Devizes, county wide programme delivery including 1:1 outreach.
Supervisor: Service Development and Splash Manager

The role focusses on providing practical and emotional support for young people facing challenges in their lives in Wiltshire aged 8-17 years. 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 their 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, weekend, and school holiday working.

Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

If you would like to find out more about this position, please contact Steve Crawley, Head of Youth Action Wiltshire on 01380 729813 or steve@youthactionwiltshire.org . No agencies please.

Closing date: Wednesday 19th January 2022 (midday)
Interviews: 25th / 26th January 2022

The Job Description, Person Specification and an application form for this role can be found on our website at https://www.communityfirst.org.uk/vacancies. Please contact us if you would like a hard copy application form, or if you require any assistance in applying for this post. CVs, with a covering letter describing why you are applying and how your skills relate to the role, will also be considered.

Please send completed applications to Bernadette Lowe, Head of Business Support, at blowe@communityfirst.org.uk or by post to Community First, Unit C2 Beacon Business Centre, Hopton Park, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2EY.

Community First is an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 288117.

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