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Casual Youth Support Workers – New Lodge Youth Centre – Closing date Friday 22nd June 2018 at 12 noon

Job Background

Ashton Community Trust wishes to engage casual youth support worker to support the delivery the following programme for young people:

New Lodge Youth Centre:

  • Outreach/ Detached Youth Provision: The Youth Support Worker will engage with young people through outreach or detached youth work providing information and encouraging young people to get involved in a specific project, service or activity. They will meet young people in their own space (on the streets, cafes and parks etc.) and also in schools and in a range of other youth work settings.

If successful you will be required to attend training as part of your induction to the organisation.

Job Duties:

  • To encourage a fun, positive, participative, youth-centred atmosphere
  • To ensure that young people play an active role in group and work towards a model of youth participation.
  • To communicate effectively and develop a rapport with young people (and their families).
  • Support young people in their understanding of risk and challenge and in taking action to address key issues in their lives.
  • To work directly with children and young people through the provision of programmes of activities that
  • support their mental and emotional wellbeing and enable them to express and realise their goals
  • To support children and young people for whom there are barriers to learning/educational aspiration and attainment and school readiness or children presenting with behaviour difficulties
  • Implement Ashton Community Trust’s Child Protection Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy and work with young people to safeguard their welfare and the welfare of others.
  • To monitor and record participant’s attendance and development
  • To enable young people to work effectively in groups.
  • Any other reasonable duties to support the delivery of New Lodge Arts and New Lodge Youth Centre Programmes.

Click below to download a Candidate Information pack.

Finance Officer – Closing date: Monday 25th June at 12 noon.

Job Background

Due to the continued expansion of Ashton Community Trust’s service delivery, the Finance Department are now seeking to recruit an additional Finance Officer to help support this development. The post holder will join a developing small team and will support the team’s objective of delivering a high-quality financial service to its varied customers, both internal and external.

The post holder will also assist in the maintenance and development of finance procedures to ensure the efficient operation of Ashton Community Trust and its subsidiaries. Ashton Community Trust also provide finance and management services to Ashton Centre Development Limited and its subsidiaries. The organisation is supportive of training and continued professional development related to the role (subject to budget constraints).

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The role holder will support the Finance Manager by; 

  • Drafting monthly financial accounts for companies within the group.
  • Maintaining a purchase ledger including coding and inputting invoices to computerised accounting package (currently Sage 50)
  • Ensuring purchase invoices are authorised for payment in a timely manner
  • Administering payments through the online banking system and/or preparation of cheque payments
  • Reconciling supplier statements on a monthly basis
  • Maintaining a computerised sales ledger to include raising sales invoices
  • Maintaining month end and quarter end adjustments (depreciation, accruals, prepayments, accrued and deferred income etc.)
  • Reconciling nominal control accounts (including bank and payroll accounts) on a monthly basis
  • Ensuring financial procedures are followed and inputting into their development
  • Ensuring statutory payments are made accurately and on time
  • Assist in the development and preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Assisting in the annual budgeting process
  • Assisting with internal and preparing for external audits
  • Maintaining a strict code of confidentiality with all matters regarding the service.
  • Undertake other duties as delegated from time to time by the Finance Manager or other person(s) designated in their absence.
  • Work with all Ashton Community staff to ensure a quality service is consistently delivered to all stakeholders.
  • Attend project and staff meetings when required.

Click below to download a Candidate Information pack.

Cleaner – Closing date: Monday 25th June at 12 noon.

Job Purpose

Ashton Centre Development Ltd improves the quality and efficiency of its services that matter to employees, clients and visitors. The work we do involves the most important areas of community, peace, health, education, transport, youth and adult care services.

The role of the Domestic Assistant is to ensure that the allocated area is maintained in a clean and organised state to provide a clean environment for employees, visitors and clients.

Duties:

  • Present a domestic cleaning service to clients, visitors and staff within ACT
  • Clean to hygienic standard following work procedures that incorporate all quality standards laid down by ACT
  • Clean floors, work surfaces, furnishings and related equipment manually and by use of machine understanding; adhering to work schedules and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Empty, dispose and replace domestic waste as directed and ensure that waste is disposed of correctly
  • Ensure that all equipment and materials required to perform all cleaning tasks are maintained in a hygienic and safe condition and any deviation in store levels or suitability of equipment is reported to the Supervisor for action
  • Ensure infection control standards are maintained
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in line with Health and Safety, Quality and ACT policies and procedures
  • Participate as a full member of the team, e.g. supporting and training other staff, participating in team meetings, working flexibly as required to cover other members of the team
  • Undertake other ad hoc duties as prescribed by manager and within scope of skill and capability

Click below to download a Candidate Information pack.

New Lodge Arts Project Coordinator – Closing date: Monday 25th June at 12 noon.

Main purpose of job:        

To coordinate the development and delivery of a Good relations arts-based

programme of activities for children and young people across the North Belfast area.

To generate additional opportunities for children and young people to access a wide

range of high quality arts experiences as participants and audience.

To locate the arts at the centre of youth development in the North Belfast area.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

To coordinate the development and delivery of a series of taster pilot arts projects with children and young people from across North Belfast who have not previously had access to arts provision.

To coordinate the development and delivery of a Community Pride Programme across North Belfast, including the facilitation of a steering group of representatives from across the area.

To monitor and record participant’s interests and engagement throughout the duration of the programmes

o work closely with artists, tutors, arts organisations and youth and community groups to maximise the creative outcomes from programmed activities.

To support participants’ progression on to the more consistent Arts Academy Programme and other initiatives.

To work in partnership with other community and arts organisations to deliver additional activities and opportunities for local children and young people

Click below to download a Candidate Information pack.

New Lodge Arts Casual Youth Worker – Closing date: Monday 25th June at 12 noon.

Job Background

Ashton Community Trust wishes to engage casual youth support workers to support the delivery the following programmes for young people:

  • New Lodge Arts: Youth Support Workers will support artists in the facilitation of a wide range of arts-based activities with children and young people from across the North Belfast area.

If successful you will be required to attend training as part of your induction to the organisation.

Job Duties:

  • To encourage a fun, positive, participative, youth-centred atmosphere
  • To ensure that young people play an active role in group and work towards a model of youth participation.
  • To communicate effectively and develop a rapport with young people (and their families).
  • Support young people in their understanding of risk and challenge and in taking action to address key issues in their lives.
  • To work directly with children and young people through the provision of programmes of activities that
  • support their mental and emotional wellbeing and enable them to express and realise their goals
  • To support children and young people for whom there are barriers to learning/educational aspiration and attainment and school readiness or children presenting with behaviour difficulties
  • Implement Ashton Community Trust’s Child Protection Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy and work with young people to safeguard their welfare and the welfare of others.
  • To monitor and record participant’s attendance and development
  • To enable young people to work effectively in groups.
  • Any other reasonable duties to support the delivery of New Lodge Arts Programmes.

Click below to download a Candidate Information pack.

Youth Mentor (Breakthrough) YEHA – Closing date: Monday 25th June at 12 noon.

“A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).”

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Ashton Community Trust has secured funding for the ‘Breakthrough’, a Peace IV Children and Young People Programme. The programme will engage up to 172 young people aged 14 – 17 years and 18 – 24 years per year from across North Belfast, Shankill and Newtownabbey through working in local schools and in partnership with youth and community organisations.  The programme will be delivered in partnership with Cliftonville Community Regeneration Forum, Ardoyne Youth Enterprises, Mount Vernon Community Development Forum (operating on behalf of Loughview Community Action Partnership), Newtownabbey Antrim Cultural Network (NACN), Street Beat, New Life City Church and YEHA Youth Project.

This element of the Breakthrough Programme will be delivered and facilitated with Ashton Community Trust and our community partner YEHA, engaging young people aged 16 – 24 years in an outcome focused good relations, personal development and citizenship programme.  Young people will engage in a range of activities including one-to-one mentoring, good relations, personal development and life skills group work, team building activities, residential experiences, a mandatory menu of sports and arts training, citizenship training, support on progression and additional training needs.

 JOB BACKGROUND:

The post will involve the delivery of the Breakthrough Programme in across Shankill and North Belfast and each post holder will be based in one our partner organisations.   The role of a Youth Mentor will require a highly experienced, committed and innovative youth worker who brings creativity, energy and strong youth engagement skills to supporting young people’s development. The role requires considerable experience in working with hard to reach young people aged 16-24 years who may have disengaged with youth work provision. These young people can present complex issues and behaviours which may include anti-social behaviour, substance misuse, offending and significant risk taking.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To engage young people aged 16 – 24 years through outreach on the street and in youth and community centres.
  2. To establish relationships of trust and mutual respect with young people and offer them support and encouragement, addressing key issues including health, self-esteem, independent living and managing relationships
  3. To work in partnership with the host organisation’s team and contribute to team meetings
  4. To support to young people through one-to-one mentoring and assist them to access additional services where required, e.g. counselling, housing or addiction advice.
  5. To work in partnership with young people to co-design personal learning action plans and assist them to express and realise their goals.
  6. Facilitation of group work, specifically focused on good relations and personal development
  7. To enable young people to work effectively in groups
  8. Support young people in their understanding of risk and challenge and in taking action to address key issues in their lives.
  9. To support the Programme Coordinator and Programme Manager in promoting and marketing the Breakthrough Programme.

Click below to download a Candidate Information pack.

Youth Mentor (Breakthrough) Mt. Vernon – Closing date: Monday 25th June at 12 noon.

“A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).”

 

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Ashton Community Trust has secured funding for the ‘Breakthrough’, a Peace IV Children and Young People Programme. The programme will engage up to 172 young people aged 14 – 17 years and 18 – 24 years per year from across North Belfast, Shankill and Newtownabbey through working in local schools and in partnership with youth and community organisations.  The programme will be delivered in partnership with Cliftonville Community Regeneration Forum, Ardoyne Youth Enterprises, Mount Vernon Community Development Forum (operating on behalf of Loughview Community Action Partnership), Newtownabbey Antrim Cultural Network (NACN), Street Beat, New Life City Church and YEHA Youth Project.

This element of the Breakthrough Programme will be facilitated with Ashton Community Trust and community partner Loughview Community Action Partnership, engaging young people aged 14 – 17 years in an outcome focused good relations, personal development and citizenship programme.  Young people will engage in a range of activities including one-to-one mentoring, good relations, personal development and life skills group work, team building activities, residential experiences, a mandatory menu of sports and arts training, citizenship training, support on progression and additional training needs.

 JOB BACKGROUND:

The post will involve the delivery of the Breakthrough Programme in across New Lodge and Mount Vernon and post holder will be based with Loughview Community Action Partnership.   The role of a Youth Mentor will require a highly experienced, committed and innovative youth worker who brings creativity, energy and strong youth engagement skills to supporting young people’s development. The role requires considerable experience in working with hard to reach young people aged 14 – 24 years who may have disengaged with youth work provision. These young people can present complex issues and behaviours which may include anti-social behaviour, substance misuse, offending and significant risk taking.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To engage young people aged 14 – 17 years through outreach on the street and in youth and community centres.
  2. To establish relationships of trust and mutual respect with young people and offer them support and encouragement, addressing key issues including health, self-esteem, independent living and managing relationships
  3. To work in partnership with the host organisation’s team and contribute to team meetings
  4. To support to young people through one-to-one mentoring and assist them to access additional services where required, e.g. counselling, housing or addiction advice.
  5. To work in partnership with young people to co-design personal learning action plans and assist them to express and realise their goals.
  6. Facilitation of group work, specifically focused on good relations and personal development
  7. To enable young people to work effectively in groups
  8. Support young people in their understanding of risk and challenge and in taking action to address key issues in their lives.
  9. To support the Programme Coordinator and Programme Manager in promoting and marketing the Breakthrough Programme.

Click below to download a Candidate Information pack.

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