Recruitment: Training and Development Youth Worker

This post is funded by The Executive Office Central Good Relations Fund for a fixed term until 31 March 2020 with a possible extension subject to the availability of funding.

  • (a)        To contribute to the development of Youth Link through the implementation of Youth Link’s Strategic Plan.

(b)        To deliver and assist in the co-ordination of the Common Good Community Encounters Project and ensure the project aims, objectives and outcomes are successfully met.

(c)        To deliver and assist in the co-ordination of a suite of community relations, good relations, active citizenship and youth work programmes for young people, young adults and youth workers.

(d)       To work in partnership with church and community youth groups, and schools within urban socio-economically disadvantaged and / or interface areas.

(e)        To ensure that the delivery of programmes is based on a Christian understanding of society and facilitates growth and understanding in areas including the testing of values and beliefs, spiritual formation, skills development, understanding and appreciation of the principles of equity, diversity and interdependence.

  • Main Responsibilities:

(a)        To implement areas of work as agreed by the Youth Link Council and in keeping with the organisation’s operational plan.

(b)        To deliver and assist in the co-ordination of the Common Good Community Encounters Project including:

  • Supporting 24 young people (16-24 years) in social justice skills training and experiential learning;
  • Supporting 24 young people to implement local cross-community peace-building initiatives; and
  • Organising a residential and community-based events.

(c)        To deliver and assist in the co-ordination of a suite of community relations, good relations, active citizenship and youth work programmes for young people, young adults, youth workers,and parents & community leaders with responsibility for supporting participants.  

(d)       To work in partnership with church and community youth groups, schools, within urban socio-economically disadvantaged and / or interface areas.

(e)        To work collaboratively with project partners (including Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland; local churches, schools and / or community-based youth groups).

(f)        To be a key member of a team of staff and volunteers involved:

  • in the design, planning, delivery and evaluation of training programmes for young people, young adults and youth practitioners within the areas of community relations, good relations, education for citizenship and youth work within the church youth sector.

(g)        To develop partnerships with Diocesan Youth Officers, Church Youth Officers, full-time and part-time youth and community workers, community relations networks, volunteers and all who may be involved with the personal and social development of young people and young adults.

(h)        To represent Youth Link effectively within and beyond Youth Service and the Churches and to promote the services and resources of the organisation.

(i)         To work within the ethos of Youth Link and embrace the Christian vision of Churches working together to develop excellence in youth work and ministry, and to promote equity, diversity and interdependence.

(j)         To work as part of a team of staff and volunteers and to contribute to the ongoing strategic and operational development of the organisation. 

(k)        To maintain efficient records, reports and recordings on agreed work programmes and document developmental case studies of best practice; participate in regular supervision meetings with the Project Coordinator and undertake appropriate in-service training.

(l)         To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post and agreed by the Director of Youth Link.

Note:   The preferred candidate will be offered the post subject to completion of a pre-employment check, carried out through Access NI, receipt of satisfactory references, and ratification by Youth Link Council.

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Closing Date for Receipt of Completed Application Forms:

Monday 17 June 2019 @ 10.00 AM

NB:  Applications submitted by e-mail to Helen@youthlink.org.uk will be accepted; however a signed and dated hard copy must also be provided by short listed applicants at interview stage.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing Monday 17 June 2019.