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Part Time Youth Leader Needed

We are looking for someone to join our team of Youth Leaders to run our 2 youth clubs – Little Monsters Club (5-10yr olds), YOUnity Youth Club (11-17yr olds)

Salary: £15 per hour, 12 hours per month Weekly Wednesdays 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Contract:  12-month fixed term

Location: The Place, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea. SS13 3DU

Reporting to:  The Heart of Pitsea Project Coordinator

Main Purposes of Job

To support children and young people aged 5 to 17 at a weekly youth club, to improve social skills, self-esteem and have fun through games and arts and crafts activities. To complete registration, oversee activities and be aware of young people’s whereabouts.

This club is funded by Heart of Pitsea as part of the Big Local project scheme

The postholder’s employment will be facilitated by the Basildon, Billericay and Wickford Council for  Voluntary Services

Main duties and responsibilities

The postholder will:

  • Run the club in accordance with the principles of Safeguarding and Health & Safety
  • Be responsible for resolving conflicts and emergency incidents
  • Plan a range of stimulating activities and resources for the club
  • Vary activities according to the needs of the children and young people
  • Maintain an accurate register and facilitation report records
  • Ensure all registers and registration forms are kept confidentially
  • Support the children and young people to have fun, learn new skills and make friends
  • Be the point of contact for parents and visitors entering the clubs
  • Other – undertake initiatives and tasks outside of the clubs as requested by the Heart of Pitsea Partnership related to youth provisions, including working at seasonal events.

Training and Development

 Participate in relevant training and development as required by Essex Safeguarding Board and national legislation.

Health and Safety

Adhere to all Basildon, Billericay & Wickford CVS’s policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding, health and safety and ensure all necessary training needs are met

Working practices/general

 Have an awareness and understanding of all relevant BBW CVS policies and

Safeguarding

BBW CVS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Person Specification Essential skills/experience 

  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills with the ability to relate to and enthuse young people,
  • The ability to assess the needs of young people and develop appropriate programme of works, and
  • A high level of personal resilience, including the ability to manage conflict and deal with stressful situations.
  • Experience of supporting children with a variety of needs
  • Empathic and caring
  • Good timekeeper
  • Reliable
  • Self-starter, able to use initiative

Desirable skills

  •  Qualified youth worker
  • Qualified play worker or childcare qualification
  • First Aid certificate
  • Fire Marshal certificate

Download the Job Description here 

Download and complete the forms below and send to admin@heartofpitsea.co.uk before the closing date of Friday 30 July:

YOUTH LEADER Application Form

Equal Opps Monitoring Form