Closing date for applications Sunday 22nd November 2020
Shortlisting will commence the week of the 23rd November 2020
Video link interviews will take place on Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th or Thursday 10th December
Youth Worker x 3
Fixed Term Contract until 31.08.23
18hrs p/wk each
Salary: £31, 383 (pro rata)
Optivo’s in house charity Fresh Visions supports children, young people and adults who face extreme disadvantage as a result of poverty, domestic abuse, lack of education and social exclusion.
What you’ll be doing
Optivo have an exciting new role as a Youth Worker who will provide assistance in devising, planning and delivering an annual programme of young person based projects and programmes. You’ll be responsible for ensuring activities contribute effectively to achieving measureable impact for young people’s health & wellbeing progressions / outputs /outcomes. And help to deliver an annual work programme to help achieve the overall Social Impact Team targets.
You’ll Devise, run activities in line with a work-plan agreed with the manager including activities partnered/co-delivered by partner agency tutors or specialist sessional staff. Supervise the planning and delivery of work by the project partners/delivery agency (Example sessional specialist tutors or trainers). In addition you you’ll market and promote both Optivo’s wider Social Impact work and local projects and activities to residents and stakeholders.
Along with contributing to the department and corporate objectives on customer satisfaction and embracing and promoting relentlessly the role model the Optivo culture and CORE values. Delivering excellent customer services, value for money and embracing diversity
What you’ll need
- Relevant professional qualifications in youth work/young persons’ services or at least 2 years relevant youth work based similar experience
- Successfully working with customers and community stakeholders to deliver youth provisions in line with current issues concerning young people
- Successfully provide information advice and guidance to young people in groups and/or 1-2-1
- Experience in supervising volunteers and young people
- Excellent communication and customer service skills
What’s in it for you?
You’ll enjoy a great salary and benefits package, including 27 days (rising to 30 days) plus bank holidays, and a day off for your birthday. You can also buy and sell leave up to 5 days. We have generous pension and life assurance schemes too, plus a cycle to work scheme and travel loans. Add in a healthcare cash plan covering dental, glasses, physiotherapy, vaccinations, 24 hour GP and more, plus various high street discounts, (not to mention flexible working and in house career development opportunities). If you are passionate about what you do and share our ambitions, we look forward to hearing from you.
At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.