Youth Club Leader Job Description

Position: Part Time Youth Club Leader
Responsible to: Trustees
Place of work: St Hugh’s Community Centre, 42 Castledine Road, London SE20 8PL
When: 16 hours; core hours Wednesdays 4:30-7:30, remaining hours can be negotiated
Salary: In line with those recommended by the London Living Wage

Job Purpose

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the St Hugh’s Community Centre for a Part-time Youth Club Leader to deliver a variety of fun and engaging activities for young people aged 8-13 years. You’ll also be working with young people aged 14+ as part of the bigger programme. As a youth worker, you’ll guide and support young people in their personal, social and educational development to help them reach their full potential in society. We are looking for an individual with experience and knowledge of working with young people who can commit to working during the core hours.

What are we looking for?

  • We are looking for highly motivated and energetic individual with the experience of working with young people and the confidence to guide small groups in activities.
  • You will be working directly with young people, supporting their personal development by providing appropriate programmes of activities.
  • To actively participate in the programme planning ensuring a varied and interesting range of activities for young people.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report back to board of Trustees on regular basis.
  • To work with young people to remove barriers in accessing youth provision and facilitate the inclusion of all young people in activities taking account of their individual needs and cultures.
  • You should be able to use your own initiative to get tasks done and strive at all times to be a positive role-model to each individual.
  • You should have a strong commitment to young people and an understanding of the factors affecting their lives.
  • An individual with the ability to provide reliable support to young people and act with integrity in times of stress.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish good relationships with young people.
  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility.
  • A sense of adventure and a willingness to try new things.
  • Good communication skills for presentations and report writing.
  • The ability to treat young people’s concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity, while being aware of the limits that are required by confidentiality and the boundaries that govern the youth/youth worker relationship.
  • A great deal of resilience.
  • An interest in, or talent for, sport or performing arts – not essential but this can be helpful.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assess the needs of young people to correctly plan and deliver programmes related to areas such as health, fitness, smoking, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying.
  • Regularly monitor and review the quality of the local youth work provision.
  • Run arts-based activities, community/environmental projects, residential activities, outdoor education and sporting activities.
  • Support young people in different settings, including outreach work.
  • Mentor, coach and support individuals, encouraging greater social inclusion.
  • Work in partnership with professionals from other organisations that support young people such as social care, health, police, education, youth offending teams and local authorities.
  • Attend and contribute to multi-agency meetings, bringing together practitioners.
  • Attend regular training and development opportunities to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety and local policy developments.
  • Undertake administrative tasks, maintain effective recording systems and respond to queries.
  • Work with parents and community groups to gain support for improved provision and act as an advocate for young people’s interests.

Working Hours

The role is 16 hours per week, with Wednesday 16:30-19:30 being core hours. The remaining 13 hours can be negotiated. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Requirements

  • Possess or is working towards a recognised youth work qualification.
  • Experience of working with and engaging young people in youth work activities.
  • Knowledge of vulnerable groups and the challenges of working with children and young people.
  • To hold a current enhanced DBS or willing to allow one to be taken.
  • Able to provide 2 work related references upon request.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter to info@hlca.org.uk by Friday 3rd April 2020

If you have any queries, please email or call us 020 8659 7038.