Job Purpose:
• To develop and promote high-quality support through out-of-school activities and projects for children, young people and their families from across the Christchurch and surrounding area. This role will involve partnerships with children, young people, their families and other agencies.
• To ensure that young people are kept as safe as possible, and that vulnerable young people are identified and signposted to relevant support services.
To support adults and families, enabling them to support their young people to achieve better outcomes.
• To engage children, young people and their families in positive well-being, increasing positive mental health.
• To support all the services offered by Somerford Youth and Community Centre, including youth provision support for Children and Young People and their families across all our services.
• To mentor young people who are not attending school through centre-based programmes during the day, assisting with their transition back into education.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Ensure the consistent implementation of relevant safeguarding policies to protect young people.
2. To develop and maintain, through direct face-to-face work with young people, a youth work programme which reflects the expressed needs and enthusiasms of a group or individual.
3. To facilitate the personal, social, and emotional development of all young people within groups or 1:1 work.
4. To work within the policy and practice of Somerford Youth and Community Centre and to promote the policies and procedures of the organisation.
5. To supervise, support and directly engage with those accessing the services of Somerford Youth and Community Centre and their families.
6. To liaise with and advocate for children, young people and their families with other local agencies, providers and professionals.
7. To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of legal, financial and personal welfare issues and regulations which will be relevant to the range of young people contacted.
8. To establish and maintain recording systems relevant to the breadth of the work.
9. To establish and maintain effective team working and develop collaborative practice within the immediate team.
10. To attend team meetings and produce written materials as appropriate, i.e. monitoring and evaluation forms.
11. To actively participate in relevant staff training and development opportunities, including induction, and training as appropriate.
12. To regularly monitor and review the quality of the service provision.

Special Factors:
• The nature of the work may involve the jobholder carrying out work outside of regular working hours.
• As this job is designated as a ‘regulated activity’ (i.e. it involves certain activities in relation to children and/or adults) or is an exempt position under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, an enhanced DBS check with a barred list check is essential.
• This post will be subject to a satisfactory probation period of three months which could be extended if necessary.
Salary: £9.50 - £12 per hour, depending on experience, for up to 25 hours a week

Closing date: 31st January

To apply, send CV and cover letter to Jae at [email protected]