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Job Vacancy - The Pavillion Youth Club

The Pavillion Youth Club wish to employ a PT Youth Mental Health Worker for 15 hours a week to deliver group work sessions which would look at issues that are current to young people. Using current publicised campaigns, media and reality shows as the platform for initial discussion the group work would involve sessions where the young people identify issues and look at ways of addressing the issues.

Deadline 27th July 12 noon

Position: PT Youth Mental Health Worker

Reporting to: Manager

Salary: £22,000 (pro rata)

Hours 15

Contract: Fixed term 3 years

Funded: BBC Children in Need

This would be delivered through arts and social media sessions to form their own campaigns which would be acknowledged through the club and supported by all staff e.g. mental health week, anti-bullying week to name a few suggestions. The campaigns would focus on promoting positive mental health & well-being and promote the already and free existing activities available at Pavillion such as fitness, art & music as well as shape new activities where gaps exist.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Act as point-of-contact to liaise and meet regularly with all project partners, taking responsibility for communication and sharing of information, and provide feedback on progression of ongoing work.

Oversee all aspects of the programme and ensure it delivers the agreed outputs and outcomes.

Work closely with the Manager to establish project goals and ensure they are achieved.

Establish and maintain agreed timetables and budgets.

Ensure an appropriate monitoring and evaluation framework is place for all aspects of the programme.

Ensure all information is shared with sensitivity, demonstrating awareness of data protection and copyright legislation;

Skills, abilities and knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to work in a participative way with young people.
  • SVQ Level 3 in youth work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to convey information in an engaging and effective way with young people.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with young people.
  • Good general ICT literacy, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook. Knowledge of web writing skills, and familiarity with social media.
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision, to be self-motivating and act with judgement and initiative.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage a diverse programme of work, and to deliver planned outcomes to competing agendas and deadlines, with the flexibility needed to respond to new demands.
  • Ability to manage projects, including collaborations with external partners.

Desirable

  • Familiarity with the work of The Pavillion
  • Flexibility working hours.
  • Knowledge of data protection
  • Child Protection trained or willingness to undertake this training

Personal qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Commitment to supporting the professional standards.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to act as a positive role model for young people.

Experience

  • Substantial experience of working in a co-ordination capacity and/or administrative role within the youth work sector.
  • Experience of project management in the youth work sector.
  • Experience of working with young people experiencing mental health issues.

Download Application Form here.

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