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Ref no:
MOR06128
Published:
14/9/2021
Closes:
24/9/2021
Location:
Buckie Community Centre, West Cathcart Street, Buckie, Banffshire, Moray, AB56 1QB
Salary:
£21,507 - £23,581 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Part Time
Hours:
8 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Job Purpose:

To deliver and develop learning opportunities and wider achievement for young people and vulnerable young adults in order for them to gain new skills and confidence, to make positive, informed lifestyle choices and become active citizens.

To promote participation in activities and projects encouraging accreditation wherever possible and to make the process of learning as important as reaching the goals.

To target and prioritise where appropriate social and educational intervention to those young people and vulnerable young adults who are at most risk of social, educational and economic exclusion.

To help facilitate “Achievement through learning for young people” and deliver Curriculum for Excellence learning outcomes.

Way of working:

Community based youth work, for example, street work, working with unemployed young people and vulnerable young adults within community action projects.

School based work, for example, a range of courses delivered to S1-S6 pupils during curriculum time, 3-5 periods a week.

Responsibilities

To identify and engage with young people, prioritising those who are most at risk of social exclusion, in order to support these individuals or groups to participate in community learning and development  activities.

To assist in the delivery of informal learning opportunities for young people, to encourage their involvement and active participation in decision-making processes locally, Moray-wide and nationally and support the development of youth forums.

To assist youth workers and partner agencies to deliver the Scottish Governments Community Learning & Development agenda within a Community Planning context.

To assist with regular consultations/needs assessment exercises with young people in order to ensure that the service is responsive to need.

To plan, record, review and evaluate all work undertaken with young people in accordance with Moray Council Quality Assurance Framework for Community Learning & Development.

To participate in staff meetings and training events as deemed appropriate by line-management.

To ensure adherence to all policies and procedures of Moray Council.

The Individual

  • Experience of working in a range of building-based and detached settings.
  • SQA Standard Grades or equivalent at level 3 or above including English and Maths.
  • Effective recording skills.
  • Ability to work with challenging young people and vulnerable young adults.
  • ICT literate.
  • Ability to use a variety of equipment (e.g. video camera’s etc).
  • Ability to develop community based projects.
  • Ability to signpost young people to agencies.
  • Group work experience.
  • Experience of delivering accredited opportunities.
  • Ability to create opportunities based on learning outcomes.
  • Enjoyment of working with challenging young people.
  • You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.
  • Effective communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Capacity to make decisions under pressure and to manage change.
  • Form productive working relationships with colleagues.
  • Appreciation, acceptance of and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality.
  • Willingness to accept direction/ delegation.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service.
  • Ability to work in an open plan office (if applicable).
  • Ability to work in a range of settings from schools to detached work.

 

Closing Date: 24 September 2021
Starting Salary: £21,507 (pro rata)
£11.41 per hour
8 hours per week

Proposed Interview Date: TBC

For further information, contact Fiona Herd - 07771 980639

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