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Youth Development Assistant - advert

Kilmarnock
money-bag £15080 per annum
232102254
Posted 3 weeks ago

Youth Development Assistant – FIXED TERM CONTRACT
LOCATION: Take a Bow Development Trust. Kilmarnock, KA3 7PH (Currently operating from decant venues in Kilmarnock due to centre refurbishment)
Rate of pay: £15,080 per annum.
Hours: 25 hours (Evening and weekend work will be required)
Annual Leave: 5 weeks (inclusive of all public holidays)
Contract Period: Fixed term

Job Role/Description
Our Youth Development Assistants support the delivery of Take A Bow’s youth engagement programmes. They work closely with our Youth Development Coordinator to support and deliver the day-to-day activity of our youth services. They will be able build trusting relationships with young people while supporting them to develop their skills, knowledge, and confidence to achieve their goals.
They will have excellent people and relationship building skills, be well organised and able to work well in a team. With a ''can-do'' attitude, they will take the initiative and be creative in problem solving.

The Youth Development Assistant’s will be responsible for supporting the development of the Trust’s vision. As part of the whole team, helping lead Take A Bow Development Trust into the next phase of its development.

Key responsibilities:

Partnerships
In collaboration with the local community within which we operate; the community groups that we work with; our participants; staff team and volunteers, to contribute and support the organisations vision and to enable the organisation to achieve its purpose.
Collaborate with external organisations and key partners to engage with local young people in need of further support
Work closely with our Youth Development Coordinator to develop external relationships and support the development of a youth project to suit the needs of young people.

Communication
To develop and maintain effective communication links with local young people in the community in which we operate
Clear consistent communication with the Youth Development Coordinator and Chief Executive officer (s)

Project development and delivery
Support young people to develop their skills and confidence.
Providing guidance, and progression for all young people.
Ensure delivery is of high quality with appropriate content and opportunities.
Support the delivery of sessions with colleagues, partners, and volunteers, ensuring appropriate content that meets the needs of young people engaging.
To encourage local creativity, vibrancy, and diversity
To support services in accordance with the aims of Take A Bow Development Trust

Monitoring and Evaluation
Comply with the requirements of our safeguarding policies.
Data recording including information on young people, volunteers and partners – capturing at each stage of their journey.

About You
The below is our wish list, however we encourage you to apply if you have an interest in our work and feel as though you have experience in some aspects of what we are looking forin this role:

• Ability to build rapport and establish appropriate relationships with young people and a wide range of partners
• Ability to deliver high quality learning and development sessions for young people.
• A strong understanding of the challenges and barriers young people face.
• Ability to come up with new ideas and complete sessions plans
• Experience of delivering group work sessions to young people
• Experience of building and supporting relationships with external organisations
• Experience of working to targets
• The ability to listen, communicate and engage with the local community, staff, and volunteers.
• Innovative, creative, and forward thinker
• Excellent verbal and written skills
• An ability to articu

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