Creation is Hiring

Monday 5th March 2018

Creation is Hiring

We are looking for a youth worker on a temporary basis. Mon, Weds and Thursdays. 3.30pm-6.30pm, term time from 16th April – 19th July, not including half term. 13 week contract. Pay - £15.00/hour for 9 hours/week.

Background to the Role –

The Creation Trust took on the management of the Giraffe House and Adventure play park in Burgess Park in June 2016. Since that time we have worked in partnership funding after school work through 3 key partners.  We have recently seen an increase in challenging behaviour from local young people and wish to ensure the after school work is robust and has the support from a fully qualified youth worker. The post holder will support established and current providers for the Summer term across 3 of the regular sessions. We will require evidence of your qualification. Candidates will require an enhanced DBS check


To support existing after school provision & assist with engagement of young people who have demonstrated challenging behaviour. 

Provide and outreach and recruitment service where appropriate

To plan and prepare for sessions

Engage the young people within their own community and signpost to existing services or work in new projects/activities as appropriate

Identify needs and aspirations of young people and involve them in planning, developing and leading sessions and/or personal development plans

To work within effective local partnerships to meet the needs of young people

To assist in the set up and management of the scheduled sessions


• Working with young people preferably in an informal/youth club setting
• Working within a team and being supportive of the team aims and objectives
• Working with young people to produce individual development plans (desirable)
• Experience of monitoring and evaluating youth work (desirable)

Skills and Abilities

• Be able to recognise current issues for young people and the barriers they may face that leave them vulnerable
• To be pro-active when participating in new projects/activities
• Ability to deal professionally with the pressures young people and communities bring
• Willingness to adapt to the changing needs of the community and young people
• Have confidence to work with other agencies that support young people
• Committed to working to organisational Policies and Procedures in particular with regard to the safeguarding of young people and working within our equality and diversity policy
• Be able to attend meetings and training sessions when required
• Ability to work flexible hours including mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends
• Ability to use ICT, for record keeping and communication, within the team

Qualifications (essential)

• A Level 2 qualification in Youth Work

How to Apply – Please send the following to

-         Your CV, including the names of 2 referees

-         A completed Equal Opportunities form. A copy of which can be downloaded here Equal Ops form

-         A covering letter of no more than 2 sides A4  explaining why you feel you are suitable for the role

Closing date for applications – Friday 23rd March, mid-day

Interviews will take place on Thursday 5th April.