Job | Full Time

Youth Officer

Cedar Foundation

Carer Professions
£22,462 per annum
37.00
The Youth Officer will be responsible for promoting the inclusion of children and young people with disabilities, autism and brain injury in a broad range of mainstream fun-based activities by developing their social and emotional skills.

The Cedar Foundation is seeking to recruit the following staff member:

 

YOUTH OFFICER – Western Health & Social Care Trust                 REF: 19/150/YO-WHSCT/WEB

The Youth officer will be responsible for promoting the inclusion of children and young people with disabilities, autism and brain injury into a broad range of mainstream activities by developing their social and emotional skills to enable them to participate in their local community.

 

Hours:                                  37 Hours per Week (This will include evening & weekend work)

Contract:                             Permanent

Location:                             Community Services – Children and Young People Western Health & Social Care Trust  

Salary:                                  4 point incremental scale starting on £22,462 per annum  

 

Essential Criteria:

                               

  • 3rd level qualification: NVQ 4 / Degree or equivalent in Youth & Community or another relevant discipline 
  • Minimum of 1 years’ paid experience of working directly with children and young people

OR

  • 2nd level qualification to NVQ 3 or equivalent in Youth & Community or another relevant discipline 
  • Minimum of 3 paid years’ experience as above.

AND

  • Demonstrate an ability to inspire, motivate and gain trust of children and young people
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Ability to use initiative, solutions focused  
  • Effective communication skills to meet the needs of the post in full
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to meeting the objectives of the job.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends  
  • Hold a full current driving license valid for use in the UK and Ireland and have access to a car on appointment.

 

This criterion will be waived in the case of a suitable applicant who has a disability which

prohibits them from driving but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements in

order to meet the requirements of the post in full.

Desirable Criteria:

 

  • Experience of delivering personal development programmes
  • Experience of developing arts-based activities, community/environmental projects, residential activities, outdoor education and sporting activities
  • Experience of working with children & young people with disabilities
  • Experience & understanding of the barriers in relation to disability 
  • Good working knowledge of IT, specifically Microsoft Word & Outlook
  • Facilitation and group work skills

 

Apply online from the below website:   https://cedar-foundation.getgotjobs.co.uk/home

Closing Date: Monday 25th November @ 23.59

THE CEDAR FOUNDATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

Closing Date

Monday / 25 November 2019 11:59pm
11:59pm

Contact Details

Katie McCann 

Ballinska Business Park
Springtown Drive
Derry
BT48 0NA
United Kingdom

Files

YOwesternJDOct19.pdf