The TPP Programme will be delivered by New Lodge Youth Centre, part of Ashton Community Trust, in partnership with Ardoyne Youth Club to cover the remit areas of Ardoyne and New Lodge. The TPP is a Programme administered and managed by the Education Authority and is funded by Department of Justice. The Programme is part of the Fresh Start Initiative.
This particular project will focus on work with young people aged 12 – 25 through a number of themes that are described in the job purpose below. The programme will target young people who are socially marginalised and at risk of engaging in dangerous or anti-social behaviour. The post aims to engage young people on the fringes, in doing this there will be a clear focus on outreach/detached youth work.
The Youth Support Worker will be responsible for supporting an Area Worker 2 in the design and delivery of the TTP Programme working alongside colleagues based in the partnering the partner organisation.
The Youth Support Worker will build relationships, over a sustained period of time, with young people who are considered to be at higher risk of involvement in risk taking behaviours and to deliver programmes that develop young people’s resilience and awareness of risk factors. Research has shown that the risk factors are reduced for young people who are:
The role will involve supporting the Area Worker 2 for the TPP Programme in facilitating a range of youth work interventions such as group work facilitation, one-to-one mentoring and street based youth work to engage young people and best meet their needs.
Interventions and programmes will be aimed at promoting positive behaviours and increasing the young people’s sense of social connection, self-efficacy, personal responsibility and sense of lawfulness.
The post-holder will also be responsible for:
The role will also involve engagement with a range of voluntary and statutory providers within the New Lodge and Ardoyne Areas to provide wider networks of support to the young people and respond to emerging community needs.
Status of the Job Description
This job description is not incorporated into the employee’s employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification and it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to objectives agreed with the line manager.
Applicants must have, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:
Desirable criteria :
One or all of the desirable criteria may be used to shortlist applicants
The successful candidate will be required:
a) To have access to a suitable vehicle (appropriately maintained and insured for business purposes) that will enable them to carry out the mobility requirements of the post in an efficient and effective manner and thus meet this essential criterion;
b) Be able to provide sufficient information on the application form that will satisfy the employer that he/she has access to an appropriate alternative form of transport that will enable them to carry out the mobility requirements of the post in an efficient and effective manner and thus meet this essential criterion.
The applicant should be able to demonstrate the following skills and personal qualities at interview: