Children and Young Person’s Worker
We are recruiting a Children and Young Person’s Worker. This is a full time position subject to continued funding from South Eastern trust.
Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday (including early evenings)
Salary: £15,796 per annum, £8.21 per hour
Annual Leave: 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
Pension: 4% employee, 8% employer contribution pension scheme
Summary of Post
- Self-help is important in the philosophy of Women’s Aid. Workers will be responsible for promoting the practice of self-help by empowering and supporting mothers in their relationships with their children.
- To enable children and young people who have experienced domestic and sexual violence to access safety and support and to address the impact of domestic violence upon their lives and make informed choices about their future
- To provide children and young people who have experienced domestic and sexual violence with a safe environment to express themselves.
- To deliver creative and stimulating play sessions – to meet the social, emotional and intellectual development of children.
- To assist in the delivery of training programmes in the local community.
Applicants should have
- Recent experience (within the last 5 years) of delivering childcare, meeting the emotional, recreational and educational needs of a wide age range of children living in a residential setting and/or a community setting.
- Recent experience (within the last 5 years) of delivering individual and group work programme to a wide age range of children living in a residential setting and/or a community setting.
- Be able to contribute to creating a safe and stimulating environment that provides a wide range of age appropriate activities to enable children to reach their full potential and in a way which ensures the safety and well-being of children at all times.
- Be able to prepare activities and ensure play area is clean and set up prior to session and tidied and cleaned at end.
- Understanding of Safeguarding Children issues and best practices, and the impact of domestic and sexual violence on children and young people. Knowledge of and commitment to the work of North Down & Ards Women’s Aid.
- IT – Working knowledge of Microsoft office.
- Minimum of NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Childcare or BTEC National Diploma Early Years or equivalent.
- Be able to participate in refuge on-call rota (additional payment received for this).
- Car driver with access to car that allows candidate to fulfil duties of the post.
The closing date is 12pm on Wednesday 25th September 2019.
If you have any problems downloading the application pack, please contact us.
Due to the level of contact with vulnerable women and children, the lawful recruitment of females for this post falls within the exemption stated in Article 10 (2e) of the Sex Discrimination (N.I.) Order 1976.
North Down & Ards Women’s is an Equal Opportunities Employer.