Part Time Youth Support Worker
Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/2023.
Birmingham Youth Service provides young people with enjoyable opportunities and challenging experiences together with information, support and guidance in order to enable them to achieve and develop their skills, abilities, self-esteem, values and identity in their transition to adult life. Most of our centres are in areas of high deprivation and therefore reach the most vulnerable. Birmingham Youth Service has 15 Youth Centre in Birmingham and works with young people aged 10 – 25 with the predominant age group being 13 – 19 years old. The Youth Service delivers targeted work as well as offering a universal service open to all young people.
These part time posts will be situated in our youth centres and surrounding areas. The job description is a generic job description in that we are looking for people who can work and relate to young people in a positive and meaningful way.There are numerous posts - all these posts will primarily deliver between 14.30 – 22:00hrs with the average session being about 3 hours, However we do have a number of sessions for up to 20 hrs. Most settings will only deliver one session per evening therefore there may not be the opportunity to work on more than one session per day. You can choose to deliver on one session only or five sessions which means you would probably be working five night a week.
We are looking for people that can deliver youth work to young people in different settings and for some workers to have a specific skill or interest. These settings include; • Centre based provision – working in a youth centre. Some of this provision maybe specific for example single sex work, music group, sports group, junior club, projects, • Detached – working with young people outside e.g. streets , local park, on an estate, – wherever young people meet.
Centre based posts are:
Clifton Road Youth Centre, The Factory Young People's Centre, Lozells Recreation Group, Small Heath Youth Centre, Maypole Youth Centre, The Pump, Shard End Youth Centre, Naesby Youth Centre, 3-Estates Youth Project, The Lighthouse Young People's Centre, 610 Centre
Detached posts are 18hrs per week Monday - Friday with each session being 3 hrs long, locations are:
City Centre, Aston, Erdington, Alum Rock, South Yardley, Kings Norton
We are looking for enthusiastic and committed workers that are passionate about delivering services to young people.
Birmingham Youth Service is a well-established provision in Birmingham delivering excellent service to young people through a staff team that are passionate and committed about young people and youth work.
We are looking for people who have experience in working with young people. Someone who has excellent communication skills and can relate well to young people in lots of different settings. You have to be motivated and committed and prepared to work unsociable hours including evenings.
Training will be provided if you have these skills.
Vacancies will be available at the following Birmingham Youth Service sites:
The Factory Young People’s Centre 5 Devon Way, Longbridge B31 2TS
ER Mason Youth Centre: 40 Irving Street, Lee Bank, Birmingham B1 1DH
The Lighthouse Young People’s Centre: 100 Alma Way, Aston, Birmingham B19 2LN Concord Youth Centre Claremont Road, Sparkbrook Birmingham B11 1LF
Small Heath Youth Centre Muntz Street, Birmingham B10 9RX
Lozells Recreational Group Youth Project 2 Graham Street, Lozells, B19 1QY
Maypole Youth Centre Idmiston Croft, Maypole, B14 5NJ
Naseby Youth Centre 102 Naseby Road, Alum Rock B8 3HG
Soho Youth Projects Summerfield Centre, Winson Green B18 4EJ
610 Youth Centre 610 Kingstanding Road, B44 9SH
Shard End Youth Centre Brownfield Road, Shard End B34 7HY
The Vibe Youth Centre 100 Holder Road, Yardley B25 8AS
Oaklands Youth People’s Centre Oakland Road, Handsworth B21 0NA
Clifton Road Youth Centre Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 6EB
The Pump 286 Kitts Green Road, B33 9SB
3 Estates Youth Project Hawkesley Community Centre, 51 Edgewood Road, Kings Norton, B38 9RN
Please give particular attention to the essential criteria for the role as outlined on the attached Job Description & Person Specification when making your application.
For informal enquires please contact Soulla Yiasouma, Head of Service; E-mail: YouthService@birmingham.gov.uk
Closing: 18/08/2022 23:59
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken.
Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed. Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may need to apply for a visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council for a skilled worker visa (if the job is eligible).
Job Description & Person Specification