OSS Youth Advice Worker

Closing date: 
29 Sep 2017
Reporting to the One Stop Shop Centre Manager the post-holder will work with statutory, youth and community based organisations to promote and ensure uptake of health, school, education and employment services for the One Stop Shop Centres based in Banbri


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assess the needs of young people and their families and plan and deliver programmes related to mental health & well-being, suicide & self-harm, resilience, relationship issues, sexual health, drugs and alcohol and coping with school & employment.
  • Recruit targeted individuals for programme participation.
  • Respond to individual requests for assistance by assessing service needs and providing information and referral services as appropriate. Follow-up on referrals in order to assess outcomes and provide additional services as required.
  • Maintain close professional relationships with in-house service provision and external service providers.
  • Promote the service incl. social media.
  • Use appropriate IT to maintain project and client records.
  • Organise and supervise Drop – In Facility and Diversionary Activities.

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of working with young people (11-25yrs) and relevant level 3 qualification.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting young people and their families.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good working knowledge of social media and MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, email).
  • Ability to use own initiative/problem solving skills.
  • Experience of working to and meeting deadlines/targets.
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings/weekends.
  • Full Driving Licence.
  • Access to a vehicle.

Please note the interviews will be held on Friday 6th October in Banbridge

Closing date:
29 Sep 2017 4.00PM
Job Information
Part time
15 hours per week
Contact Information
Lucinda Love Teggarty
Castlewellan Road
BT32 4AX
028 406 24511
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