Detached Youth Worker - Crow Nest Adventure Playground 2 Jobs

Children & Families
Child Protection & Family Support
Children Services
Detached Youth Worker
Dewsbury and surrounding areas
Part Time, Permanent
£13,500 – £14,818

At Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work to deliver Early Support Services. The Kirklees Early Support Partnership has developed a vision of what it is hoping to achieve.

We are looking for driven, hard-working and respectful individuals with a passion and enthusiasm about the potential of children and young people. We need innovative ideas and leadership to support capacity building, raise the youth voice and influence the emerging youth offer.

What’s the attraction

This is the development of new work involving children and young people in Kirklees and so if you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people in Kirklees, this is the opportunity to be involved from the start to create something new.

The Team

The team will take a positive, can do approach. We model the council behaviours and value and respect one another’s views, opinions and ideas. There has been a pilot with former youth workers testing out and developing small bits of the work. They are all enthusiastic about the direction for the work because it puts children, young people and communities at the centre.

This role will be focused at Crow Nest Adventure Playground in Dewsbury and the successful candidates would be expected to support community groups accessing the space together with developing and delivering open access play based activities for children and families from the Playground.

Working Pattern

This role will mainly involve working Saturdays and Sunday’s with an additional late afternoon agreed in advance.

You will need:

Knowledge and experience of Youth and or Play Work;

Ability to engage vulnerable/at risk young people in an informal setting that could also include streets and open spaces;

Excellent casework skills;

Leadership/management skills;

Budget management;

Positive communication skills;

Flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of individuals and groups.

30 May 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Related information

This vacancy is closed to applications.