We have an exciting opportunity for part time Youth Workers to start 1st September 2022 to work in partnership with our local partners. The work will be 11 hours per week - evenings and some weekends. There are 2 posts available, Leader In Charge and Youth Support Worker.

About the job

Location: Littlemoor, Weymouth, Dorset

Employment type: Part Time, Permanent

Hours of work: 11 hours per week

Salary: paid in monthly instalments

  • Leader In Charge: £11.46 - £13.12 depending upon qualifications
  • Youth Support Worker: £10.18 – £12.56 depending upon qualifications

Deadline for application: midnight 13th July 2022

Interview Date: 19th July 2022

If you have any questions or would like an informal chat about the role, please contact: Mike 07918 881 333

What is the role?

  • Youth club and street based
  • Delivering youth club provision, 1:1 youth work support, programmes and targeted work
  • Designing, leading and delivering group work, programmes, creative activities and running youth club sessions
  • Working alongside experienced and motivated colleagues and partners
  • Working collaboratively with partners

Who we’re looking for

Dorset Youth Association is working in partnership with local community groups and the Council to establish youth work within Littlemoor. Littlemoor has a Youth/Community Centre where most of the activities will take place. Although not essential we are keen to hear from candidates with experience and knowledge of establishing new and successful provision for young people. Building on the successful partnerships already established within the area, as well as establishing new partnerships.

About You:

  • Communicating with people – including people you don’t know
  • Working well together – committed to team working
  • Creative and skilful - contributing your ideas
  • Organised and thoughtful - facilitating/ planning/ evaluating
  • Interested in the issues faced by young people
  • Committed to anti oppressive practice
  • Committed to learning and development

As part of our ambitions to improve equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under any of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

How to Apply

  • The job description and person specification for the Leader in Charge role is HERE
  • The job description and person specification for the Youth Support Worker role is HERE
  • Please submit an Application Form available HERE and a Diversity/Equality Questionnaire available HERE via email  to: [email protected] or by post to Dorset Youth Association, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1QL.
  • Interviews may be conducted by phone / video / online - method to be advised and dependent on the individual and covid restrictions in force at interview date - details will be given at offer of interview

Safeguarding Statement and Pre-Employment Checks

At DYA, we work with young people and are fully committed to ensuring their safeguarding and welfare is a priority at all times. As part of our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, all of our employees, contractors and volunteers will be expected to comply. Upon a conditional offer of appointment being made, all employees will also be required to satisfy our pre-employment screening process which will include:

  • An identity check (photo ID)
  • Receipt of satisfactory references cover for 3 years to current
  • Documentary evidence of right to work in the UK
  • A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)