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CORE Project: Employability Mentor - Closing date for applications: 23rd September 2021 at 12 Noon

    JOB BACKGROUND:

    This post is part of the Ashton Centre’s Core Project which will work with young people not in employment, education or training.  The Mentor will be responsible for recruiting young people, carrying out an initial assessment and developing an action plan for each client.  They will then have an ongoing mentoring relationship with the client to signpost them into to training and help them gain employment.  Although the job is client centred each mentor will also have a set of targets which must be reached

    KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. To provide a structured programme of advice and support in career planning for young people who are Not in Employment Education or Training and vulnerable to becoming long term unemployed 
    2. Undertake initial assessments of barriers and registrations, complete assessment using agreed and bespoke diagnostic tools.  Develop and implement individual action plans to overcome barriers to employment, outlining goals, actions and outcomes
    3. Deliver employability mentoring sessions with all participants as required to remove barriers to employment, providing a safe, relaxed environment underpinned by a structured and developmental process and responding to sensitive issues in a confidential manner
    4. Effectively manage caseload and provide professional focused advice referring to other agencies/organisations as required as part of participant action plans
    5. Undertake progress reviews and ensure targets are achieved that reflect positive outcomes in relation to employment, employment-related skills development and outreach provisions
    6. Establish and effectively maintain outreach provision of services across the area
    7. To support specific training, education, employment and work experience opportunities to promote their integration into the labour market;
    8. Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with relevant employer, statutory, community and voluntary organisations
    9. Maintain accurate records of all engagements and work undertaken with participants and ensure the accuracy and completion of all administrative forms, reports etc. is provided in a timely manner
    10. Review with line manager outcomes against performance targets and reflect on practice, working to the highest professional standards
    11. Fully participate in self-evaluation reviews and quality improvement planning
    12. Participate in team meetings, supervision and other team activities
    13. Carry out all duties in accordance with the values and policies of Ashton Community Trust
    14. To perform such other relevant tasks deemed necessary by the management team of the project to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the project action plan

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Undertake any other related responsibilities commensurate with the evolving objectives of the post and the evolution of the Ashton Community Trust, as may reasonably be requested by Senior Management
    • Work flexibly on evenings, weekends and during school holidays to ensure full delivery of the programme.
    • Undertake training in order to develop work related skills and knowledge.
    • Work with due regard for Ashton Community Trust’s core values and objectives
    • Ensure the effective implementation of and adherence to, the Trust’s policies and procedures
    • Participate in Ashton Community Trust’s Performance Management and Appraisal process, and agree short, medium and long term goals with line manager, and direct line staff.
    • Identify learning and development needs with your line manager and evaluate T&D to demonstrate needs have been met.
    • Share best practice and achievements, and contribute to opportunities to present outcomes and case studies.

    Status of the Job Description

    This job description is not incorporated into the employee’s employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification and it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to objectives agreed with the line manager.

    For a Candidate Information Booklet, click here.

     

    Kinderkids Childcare Supervisor Permanent - Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 27th September 2021

      Main purpose of Job

      To assist Management in ensuring the smooth running of the childcare facility

      Main Responsibilities

      1. To support each child by providing a stimulating and varied programme of play, in order to enhance each child’s abilities.
      2. To ensure the protection, safety and well-being of children at all times.
      3. To support and supervise staff on a day-to-day basis and carry out regular staff appraisals, supervisions and back to work interviews
      4. To integrate with other staff including management, in order to ensure a team working environment.
      5. To ensure co-ordination of the childcare unit in terms of administration,

      Main Duties

      1. Assist Management in providing effective day-to-day running of the childcare unit
      2. Managing, leading and supervising a team of childcare staff, volunteers and trainees,
      3. Assist Management in the collection and accounting of monies.
      4. To listen to, encourage, enable, stimulate and ensure the well-being of children placed in the childcare unit.
      5. To prepare and fully set out the playroom before the children arrive and tidy it up after the children leave.
      6. In conjunction with the staff team, make systematic observations and assessments of each child’s individual needs within the group and plan daily to meet these needs.
      7. To keep up-to-date records as stipulated by social services and the requirements of the management of the group.
      8. In conjunction with Management, to contribute to the creation, maintenance and improvement of a child centred environment.
      9. To implement the standards laid down in the centre’s childcare policies and procedures.
      10. To assist management in promoting Equal Opportunities within the childcare facility.
      11. To work alongside parents/carers of special needs children to achieve full integration within the childcare facility.
      12. Undertake certain domestic duties within the childcare facility, i.e. preparation of snacks, cleansing of equipment.
      13. Work alongside Management and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the childcare facility is fulfilled.
      14. To keep strictly confidential any personal information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is learnt as part of the job.  Such information should only be passed on in the interests of the individual and only to the Childcare Manager/Head of Childcare Services
      15. Undertake other duties, which may be requested from time to time by Management..
      16. To work within the Mission, Vision and values of Ashton Community Trust.

      For a Candidate Information Booklet, click here.

       

      Health and Wellbeing: Clinical Coordinator - Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 27th September 2021

        JOB BACKGROUND

        Bridge of Hope, a project within the Health and Wellbeing department of Ashton, is a service that supports individuals, families and communities affected by the conflict and poor levels of physical and emotional health. We do this through the delivery of complementary therapies, life coaching, counselling support for children, young people and adults, legacy and conflict analysis, as well as accredited training and personal development courses.

        Bridge of Hope’s Mission statement is: –

        To empower and promote positive change for victims and survivors through delivery of quality health and wellbeing services.”

        Further information can be accessed on our websites – www.ashtoncentre.com www.thebridgeofhope.org

        Main purpose of job: The Clinical Coordinator will be required to support the Clinical Lead in their clinical administration and audit functions of Ashton’s Bridge of Hope project, as well as contribute to the organisational triage and assessment processes.

        Main Duties and Responsibilities

        1. To provide ongoing support to the Clinical Lead to ensure the highest quality of service delivery to all clients.
        2. To carry out initial triage assessments of referrals made to the project to assess suitability for counselling and other needs based on clinical risk strategy.
        3. To ensure adherence to all processes and procedures of the department by sessional practitioners.
        4. To oversee the clinical administration of sessional practitioners and to be responsible for the completion and recording of third party correspondence.
        5. To maintain and manage the use and completion of all evaluation systems and processes such as CORENet and Measure Your Own Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP).
        6. To manage a small caseload (5 client’s maximum) providing one to one counselling to victims of the conflict and their dependants who have been affected by transgenerational, conflict related trauma.
        7. To maintain confidential, professional and appropriate records of all client contact on paper and within the department’s CRM system.
        8. To work ethically and professionally within the available contractual time frame with clients.
        9. To attend regular team meetings and line management.
        10. To attend external clinical supervision on a monthly basis.
        11. To maintain current membership with BACP.
        12. To maintain adequate records of clinical work and provide appropriate statistical returns, and to assist with the completion of reports where necessary.
        13. To maintain a professional attitude at all times towards clients, staff and all those in contact with Bridge of Hope/Ashton.
        14. To provide clinical support to practitioners and colleagues as and when required.
        15. To promote services and attend meetings in the absence of the Clinical Lead.

        This job description is not incorporated into the employee’s employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification and it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder.

        The post holder will be expected to work to objectives agreed with the line manager.

        This post is subject to completion of an Enhanced Access NI check.

        For a Candidate Information Booklet, click here.

         

        Youth Support Worker New Lodge Youth Centre - Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Tuesday 28th September 2021

          Job Background:

          The development and delivery of key aspects of New Lodge Youth Centre’s programme, working directly with young people to facilitate their personal, social, and educational development, and to enable them to gain a voice, influence and place in society.  This post is for staff appointed to undertake duties under the direction of the Senior Youth Worker or nominated Youth Support Worker In-Charge.

          Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

          • To work directly with young people to develop their social education by providing programmes of activities, related to the ‘Model for Effective Practice’
          • Encourage a fun, positive, participative, youth-centred atmosphere
          • Ensuring that young people play an active role in the youth group and work towards a model of youth participation.
          • Communicate effectively and develop a rapport with young people.
          • Assist in the development of relationships with the wider community and external agencies.
          • Assist young people to express and realise their goals.
          • Enable young people to work effectively in groups.
          • Positively challenge oppressive behaviour in young people.
          • Provide information and support to young people.
          • Encourage young people to broaden their horizons and be active citizens.
          • Support young people in evaluating youth work activities and the impact of youth work on their development.
          • Support young people in their understanding of risk and challenge and in taking action to address key issues in their lives.
          • 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.
          • Carry out administrative duties, under the direction of the Youth Worker in Charge.

            Other duties:

            To carry out such duties, as may be assigned by the Senior Youth Worker or nominated Youth Worker in Charge, within the level of the post. 

            Status of the Job Description

            This job description is not incorporated into the employee’s employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification and it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to objectives agreed with the line manager.

            For a Candidate Information Booklet, click here.

             

            Assistant Youth Support Worker New Lodge Youth Centre - Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Tuesday 28th September 2021

              Job Background

              Ashton Community Trust wishes to engage an assistant youth support worker to deliver key aspects of New Lodge Youth Centre’s programme, working directly with young people to facilitate their personal, social, and educational development, and to enable them to gain a voice, influence and place in society.  The Assistant Youth Support Worker will support the facilitation of a wide range of youth work activities with children and young people from across the North Belfast area including mentoring support, detached/ outreach provision, group work facilitation, Youth Centre drop-in facilitation, residential based activity, outdoor activities, accredited training facilitation.

              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 assist in the development of relationships with the wider community and external agencies.
              • 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
              • Positively challenge oppressive behaviour in young people and assist young people to express and realise their goals.
              • To enable young people to work effectively in groups.
              • 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
              • Any other reasonable duties to support the delivery of programmes at New Lodge Youth Centre.

                  For a Candidate Information Booklet, click here.

                   

                  Youth Support Worker New Lodge Youth Centre - Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Tuesday 28th September 2021

                  Job Background:

                  The development and delivery of key aspects of New Lodge Youth Centre’s programme, working directly with young people to facilitate their personal, social, and educational development, and to enable them to gain a voice, influence and place in society.  This post is for staff appointed to undertake duties under the direction of the Senior Youth Worker or nominated Youth Support Worker In-Charge.

                  Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

                  • To work directly with young people to develop their social education by providing programmes of activities, related to the ‘Model for Effective Practice’
                  • Encourage a fun, positive, participative, youth-centred atmosphere
                  • Ensuring that young people play an active role in the youth group and work towards a model of youth participation.
                  • Communicate effectively and develop a rapport with young people.
                  • Assist in the development of relationships with the wider community and external agencies.
                  • Assist young people to express and realise their goals.
                  • Enable young people to work effectively in groups.
                  • Positively challenge oppressive behaviour in young people.
                  • Provide information and support to young people.
                  • Encourage young people to broaden their horizons and be active citizens.
                  • Support young people in evaluating youth work activities and the impact of youth work on their development.
                  • Support young people in their understanding of risk and challenge and in taking action to address key issues in their lives.
                  • 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.
                  • Carry out administrative duties, under the direction of the Youth Worker in Charge.

                  Other duties:

                  To carry out such duties, as may be assigned by the Senior Youth Worker or nominated Youth Worker in Charge, within the level of the post.

                  Status of the Job Description

                  This job description is not incorporated into the employee’s employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification and it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to objectives agreed with the line manager.

                  For a Candidate Information Booklet, click here.

                   

                  Payroll Specialist - Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 23rd September 2021

                  Job Background:

                  The post holder will be responsible for the accurate and timely processing of salary payments to Ashton Community Trust and Ashton Services NI staff, as well as a small number of community groups.  Also responsible for ensuring payments are made on time for any statutory and voluntary deductions made from pay as well as arranging internal department transfers.

                  Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

                  1. Using Sage 50cloud payroll software to lead on the processing of the weekly and monthly payrolls in accordance with payroll legislation to meet Ashton Community Trust’s deadlines.
                  2. Maintain accurate staff records and make payments following company guidelines and statutory requirements.
                  3. Ensure third party payments are processed on a monthly basis and payments are completed through the banking system (including court payments, CSA and Benenden Healthcare).
                  4. Be responsible for managing pension deductions, administration and payments through the Sage Payroll, and Standard Life Portal ensuring auto enrolment rules in relation to staff are complied with.
                  5. Completion of RTI returns, PAYE and NIC payments.
                  6. Reconcile payroll accounts with department administrators on a monthly basis and provide advice and support to department administrators.
                  7. Responsible for providing reports as per funder requirements, including monthly payroll reports and pension report for funded projects. Complying with GDPR requirements.
                  8. Responsible for ongoing review of business procedures with line managers and implementation of improvements needed.
                  9. Deal with payroll queries in a timely manner, including the completion of Inland Revenue forms, DSS offices, Banks and Building Societies, Solicitors and other external bodies.
                  10. Prioritise own work within strict monthly deadlines and competing priorities.
                  11. Support HR with sickness, annual leave, and maternity calculations.
                  12. When possible provide support to the wider HR, finance and administration functions.

                  Status of the Job Description

                  This job description is not incorporated into the employee’s employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification. It may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to objectives agreed with the line manager.

                  For a Candidate Information Booklet, click here.