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Assistant Youth Support Worker New Lodge Youth Centre - Closing date for applications: Wednesday 28th of October 2020

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 programmes at New Lodge Youth Centre.

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Project Lead New Lodge Youth Centre - Closing date for applications: Wednesday 28th of October 2020

Job Background:

The post holder will be responsible for the efficient and effective development, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of the Refresh programme.

S/he will undertake duties under the direction of the Senior Youth Worker and in line with the Education Authority’s strict guidelines and requirements.  They will establish and maintain excellent working relationships with young people, the staff and volunteer team and management to ensure the effective delivery of the project.  While duties will be primarily based in New Lodge Youth Centre, the post will include outreach work. The post holder will act as leader in charge in the absence of the full time Senior Youth Worker When acting up. S/he will have responsibility for the youth centre, including, supervision of staff, volunteers and young people. The post holder will work 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.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

Coordination

  • Develop, implement, manage, monitor and evaluate the Refresh Programme.
  • Coordinate a team of extended hours youth support workers and assistant youth support workers in the delivery of the Programme.
  • To take responsibility for the youth centre, supervision of staff, volunteers and young people during extended opening hours and other times deemed necessary.
  • Liaise with awarding bodies and oversee registrations, assessments and the verification of qualifications. Act as internal verifier where appropriate.
  • Carry out administrative duties. Keep up to date and accurate records of all extended hours provision, including monitoring and evaluation of the programme, under the direction of the Senior Youth Worker.
  • Produce data and reports for use by the project management.
  • To work in partnership with management and others to increase or sustain the provision of services through the submission of funding applications and the tendering of new contracts
  • To ensure accurate recording of all information related to the project, produce monthly progress reports against targets and attend management and multi-agency meetings as required.
  • To work in conjunction with management to maintain quality systems including: Salesforce, ISO and EFQM in order to ensure the full delivery of quality programmes to all user groups and to ensure that all standards and processes are being met for funders

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Youth Support Worker New Lodge Youth Centre - Closing date for applications: Wednesday 28th of October 2020

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.

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Quality Assurance Manager - Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 6th November 2020

JOB BACKGROUND:

 This post is part of the Belfast Works Project, a Belfast wide employment project implemented by a consortium of organisation led by Ashton.  The Belfast Works Partnership organisations are

  • GEMS NI
  • Upper Springfield Development Trust
  • Impact Training
  • East Belfast Mission

 As the manager of the Belfast Works project Quality Assurance team, you will be responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of the project Quality Assurance team and outcomes.  You will directly manage one or more project co-ordinators and officers who will deliver the functions of the project. You will be responsible for developing and implementing project plans and ensuring that results are monitored on an ongoing basis.  You will work closely with the project steering committee, the consortium partners and Ashton as lead partner of the project including other project managers to ensure that the project is being effective and performing on target.  You will develop and maintain a network of project stakeholders and represent the project externally on a number of fora.

 KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Line manage the Belfast Works Quality Assurance team including co-ordinator/s and any other project staff were requested and ensure all roles are implemented in full to ensure the effective delivery of the project including carrying out supervisions and appraisals, performance measurement, monitoring leave and sickness.
  2. To manage the Quality Assurance team as set out in the ESF application, Letter of Offer and ACT operational plan. This includes the delivery of all targets and objectives and monitor performance on an ongoing basis.
  3. To manage the provision of the Quality Assurance services in the Ashton Centre’s network of outreach centres thus ensuring the widest possible coverage of North Belfast and Newtownabbey.
  4. To oversee Belfast Works Total Quality Management Model (TQM), engaging with all stakeholders to ensure the effective delivery of Quality Services.
  5. To ensure all guidelines and processes set out by ESF and the Belfast Works project are being enforced and adhered to including all procurement processes. Act as point of contact for the ESF managing authority and any other match funders, and sign off all reports and monitoring requests to the funders.
  6. To work in conjunction with the Quality Assurance team in maintaining quality systems and standards into all programmes to include: ETI, JET, Matrix, ISO and EFQM in order to ensure the full delivery of quality programmes to all user groups and to ensure that all standards and processes are being met for funders.
  7. Produce project analysis, data and reports at a strategic level for use by Ashton Management as well as service plans for team delivery.
  8. Take responsibility for the overarching management of the Quality Assurance service delivery of the project, ensuring consistency and high standards across the delivery area and ensure the mentor and health delivery team operates within its budget and that any variances are reported.
  9. Organise if requested project staff recruitment, panels and appointments.
  10. Represent the project on a number of relevant forums and in the media.
  11. This list is not exhaustive and you will be requested to perform such other relevant tasks deemed necessary by Management of the Ashton Training & Employment Services to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the project and the organisation’s action plan and that are commensurate with the grade of the post.

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 the Director.
  • 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.

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