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Greenhill YMCA – Youth Development Worker

Greenhill YMCA National Outdoor Centre wish to appoint the following position:

Youth Development Worker (Permanent)

A highly motivated Youth Development Worker who will be responsible for designing and implementing a youth work focused training programme incorporating Adventure Education. The person appointed will be responsible for the delivery of training to our Volunteer Team.

Applications for the above position will close on Friday 4th December 2015 at 4pm.

Please include your full name, address and contact number.

Responsible to: Programme Manager

Job Purpose

To develop, coordinate and implement a youth work skills based training programme to be delivered to Greenhill YMCA Volunteer Staff. The training will support volunteers, through Adventure Education, to create a learning process and environment that will enhance the Personal and Social Development of Greenhill Participants.

Duties and Responsibilities

To Develop a youth work skills based training plan for volunteers in consultation with programme manager.

To develop centre training manual using session plans that have clear objectives and outcomes.

To be an effective member of the Programmes Team assisting in the day-to-day running of the department and being accountable for agreed areas of responsibility

To manage coordinate and deliver training in consultation with programme manager. The training plan will be delivered to Greenhill YMCA volunteer staff team using Adventure Education Activities.

To coordinate and supervise Greenhill YMCA Volunteer Staff Team.

To deliver centre activities as required and agreed by Programme Manager.

To deputise for the Programme Manager in their absence

Adhere to YMCA financial procedures

Adhere to centre Health and Safety Policy and Procedures

To administrate volunteer training records, including the updating of the training matrix.

To deliver agreed programme areas as required by programmes manager.

To cover on-call duties when required, i.e. on rota basis with other programme staff

To represent Greenhill YMCA at external events and with external organisations as required.

To be able to work flexible working hours including evening and weekends.

To participate in relevant professional development training in general skills and a specialist area, as agreed with line manager.

To participate in training and wider National YMCA events as agreed with line manager

To support and uphold the ethos and value base of Greenhill YMCA.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential:

Diploma in with Community Youth Work and 2 years’ experience of working in a youth work setting.

Or OCN Level 3 in youth work with 3 years’ experience of working in a youth work setting

Or 1 NGB or equivalent qualification in adventure education and 3 years’ experience of working in a youth work setting.

Experience in the delivery of training programmes using youth work methodologies.

Interest in developing young people using Adventure Education as a Youth Work Tool.

Demonstrate experience and knowledge in experiential learning

Experience in the supervision and management of others.

Knowledge and experience in delivering programmes based on the NI Youth Work Curriculum.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

The ability to work as part of a team as well as the ability to work on own initiative.

Desirable:

Experience in Health and Safety Risk Assessments.

Experience in Adventure Education.

Experience of working with volunteers.

Working knowledge showing competency and effectiveness in the use of Information and Technology.

Qualification in driving of public transport vehicles such as minibuses.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary: YMCA Ireland Scale (F3-F6) £18,516- £20,428


Working Hours:

35 hours per week. These hours will be flexible including evenings and weekends.


Greenhill YMCA is an Equal Opportunities Employer