Sessional Worker Green Fingers

Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
£9.36 per hour + enhancement
Posted
26 Jul 2017
Closes
31 Aug 2017
Job Ref
REC000121
Contract Type
Casual
Working Pattern
Casual
Hours
Part-Time

Zero Hours

Casual/Relief

Hours will vary according to service need. Hours required will be between Monday - Friday 9am-4pm and Evening and Weekend work. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Green Fingers project team on a casual/relief basis. The post will be based within the ISL Health and Well-being team. The Green Fingers project is a five year Lottery funded 'Healthy Care' project for Worcestershire Looked After, Adopted and Kinship young people. The focus of the project is to improve the health and well-being of both young people and carers through 'green' activities. Your role will be to support Looked After, Adopted and Kinship young people in apprenticeships, community and leisure and alternative educational activities.

The work is varied and you will be required to deliver a variety of activities for Looked After Adopted, and Kinship young people such as arts, music, gardening, cooking, healthy lifestyle activities and woodwork. Previous experience of working in these or a similar setting would be advantageous.

You will be based in Worcester but may be required to travel throughout the county. Hours will vary according to service need. You would be required to work flexibly, with the possibility of evening and weekend work, if available. Depending on your availability, this could range from a couple of hours to a six hour session during term-time or during school holiday periods on a casual / relief basis.

Key requirements

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual who has experience of working with young people on a one-to-one basis and in group settings. You will also be required to deliver group activities and therefore need to be able to plan and risk assess activities effectively. You will also help to plan events and training for young people and carers. You will need to be able to build rapport and motivate young people, to support their individual needs on activities, some of whom will display challenging behaviours and have additional needs.

Proven abilities of working as a team member and evidence of maintaining an adaptable, flexible and responsive approach is essential.

The successful candidate will be able to be a reliable self-starter, able to work autonomously, showing initiative, attention to detail and make a real difference to the lives of Looked After, Adopted and Kinship young people in Worcestershire.