VACANCY | Divert Youth Project Co-ordinator
Job Title: Divert Youth Project Co-ordinator
Territory Area: Fylde
Direct Reports: Community Development Manager
Hours: 40 hours per week – including evenings and weekends
Salary: £21,000 – £23,000 per annum (dependant on experience)
Length of Contract: Fixed term until 31st September 2022 (subject to funding)
Location: Mill Farm Sports Village, Coronation Way,
Wesham, PR4 3JZ
AFC Fylde Community Foundation is looking to recruit a Project Co-ordinator to lead its Divert Youth Project. The role will include working with groups of young people involved in or at significant risk of becoming involved in crime and anti-social behaviour to find positive outcomes.
Guidance and Authority:
The Divert Youth Project Co-ordinator will report directly into the Community Development Manager.
· Co-ordinate the overall delivery of the Divert Youth Project ensuring the project reaches and surpasses all targets, as set out in project plan.
· Work with individuals and groups of young people aged 10-17 years old to reduce offending behaviour and risk to others
· Mentor the young people with signposting to other agencies and provide wrap around support where required
· Work alongside partners such as Lancashire Police and Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Service on the Divert Youth project to identify and work with young people involved in, or at significant risk of involvement in offending behaviour
· Plan and deliver a range of activities and workshops to engage young people and support a positive change in behaviour.
· Conduct 1:1 interventions and activities with young people, identifying their needs and tailoring sessions to support them whilst managing risk
· Support the delivery of other youth intervention projects and work with the Community Development Manager to identify other opportunities and projects
· Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of the Divert Youth project and compile evidence on the progress of individuals in order to report back to key funders.
· Ensure all activities are correctly monitored with the appropriate risk assessments, safeguarding and health and safety procedures put in place.
· Be a flexible member of the AFC Fylde Community Foundation team and when requested assist in the delivery of other projects and activities including evenings and weekends
Health and Safety:
· Fully endorse, demonstrate, and carry out the Foundation’s health and safety policy.
· Comply with all group policies and statutory regulations relating to health and safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire and COSHH. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards in your workplace and assist if required with the amending of risk assessments periodically.
· Have a full knowledge of procedures for evacuation with regards to fire safety.
· Identify and report maintenance requirements or hazards within the workplace and encourage any workforce to do the same to avoid injury.
· The Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.
· The employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the group’s premises. The employee
must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Foundation Director.
· Cooperate fully with colleagues and be flexible when assisting them in response to business needs of the Foundation.
· Ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation, or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst employees and customers.
· The above job description is not intended to be exhaustive; the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the group.
Qualifications & Experience – Essential Requirements
Hold a recognised Youth Work qualification (or relevant lived experience)
· Emergency First Aid
· Hold a safeguarding qualification or evidence of recent professional training
· Experience of working with hard-to-reach young people in a youth work setting to achieve successful outcomes
· Proven track record of working with young people at risk of involvement in violence and affecting positive change in behaviour
· Experience of working alongside key agencies including youth offending teams, youth services and police to manage risks they may face
· FA Level 1Coaching Award (or working towards)
· Level 1 Coaching Award in one or more sports
· Mental Health First Aid Qualification
Knowledge and Skills – Essential Requirements
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Ability to effectively plan and prioritise own work and workload of others
· Ability to be proactive and decisive when leading programmes/ projects.
· Have an understanding of the local communities and the challenges that it faces in serious youth violence.
· Have the confidence and competence to talk to young people who may be distrusting of adults.
· Perseverance with young people who are hard to work with, looking beyond challenging behaviour and recognising vulnerabilities which underpin this.
· Have excellent knowledge of local referral agencies, and the ability to engage them in the project.
· An awareness and understanding of wider issues such as exploitation, gangs, domestic violence, community violence.
· A sound understanding of Equality and Diversity and the challenges of engaging with underrepresented groups.
· An understanding of Fylde and the surrounding geographical areas.
· Knowledge of relevant government policy and in particular how it relates to AFC Fylde Community Foundation.
· Self-motivated and the ability to work well within a team
· Confident and articulate · Ability to perform under pressure and respond calmly to competing demands
· Must have a ‘can do’ attitude
· Committed to continuous professional development
The job description will be reviewed periodically to take into account changes and developments in service requirements. Any changes will be discussed fully with the post holder.
To apply for the position visit https://indeedhi.re/3mrScJ8
Interview date: TBC
AFC Fylde Community Foundation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
The Foundation is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The trust recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The Foundation expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.
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