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Casual Youth Workers: New Lodge Arts & New Lodge Youth Club - Closing date Friday 28th September 2018 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:

  • Youth work related roles at the New Lodge Youth Centre. This will range from drop in work, delivery of focused projects or detached work.
  • 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.

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