Youth Support Assistant

West Sussex, Chichester
£8.35 per hour
09 Jan 2017
06 Feb 2017
Manpower UK
Job Type
Youth Support Assistant

Manpower is seeking active and organised people on behalf of West Sussex County Council to lead a group of adolescents in the National Citizenship Service programme for a 20 day period (plus training) during summer 2017 for selected dates in July and August.


To work alongside the Youth Support Lead to ensure the safety and well-being of a group of adolescents aged 15-17 years. Engage with and provide support to the group, ensuring they are fully able to participate in their National Citizen Service programme through the co-facilitation of the curriculum. The curriculum is designed to support the participant's personal and social development and help them develop the confidence, skills and attitudes they need to take on active roles in their communities and develop themselves for the future

Key Accountabilities:

* To engage in face to face youth work with a cohort of adolescents for a period of 20 days which includes 2 x 5 day residentials and 2 x 5 days blocks within the local community (non-residential)
* Assist in delivering an innovative NCS programme for the adolescents from the curriculum provided. This curriculum is designed to promote social mix and develops individual skills and experience in line with the NCS Ethos of "fun and challenge"
* Contribute to ensuring positive outcomes for youths by engaging and building positive relationships with them, and implementing policies for child protection and safeguarding where appropriate
* Attend and participate in the planning and delivery of events and related meetings. Assist with any related administration as required
* Ensuring that the requirements of WSCC Equal Opportunities Policies are met locally in particular the needs of minority ethnic communities, adolescents with learning difficulties and disabilities and other targeted groups.
* Ensuring policies and procedures for health and safety are adhered to, including undertaking risk assessments and recording and reporting incidents, as delegated by the Wave Coordinator
* To contribute to the achievement of the contracted targets:
- 90% of youths who start the programme complete the programme
- 100% of youths who complete the programme have planned for their 30 hours post programme volunteering
* To carry out any other duties commensurate to the grade of this post as required.

Experience required:

* Working directly with adolescents in some capacity either voluntarily, or within paid employment, within the community and/or, the family.
* Working within a team


* Ability to work with adolescents to develop programmes and activities that respond to their interests, offer challenges and meet their identified personal & social development needs, in line with the NCS Curriculum
* Sound communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with adolescents where there is a need to interpret and pull together a variety of sources of information in order to answer queries, offer advice, give information, assist to solve problems and/or develop practical solutions.
* Ability to work as part of a team to motivate and support team members, other staff and colleagues along with the ability to work to on your own initiative and to an agreed action plan

This is an exciting opportunity to support the delivery of NCS for adolescents in the Arun & Chichester areas, within the Youth Service.

Applicants must have a background in working directly with adolescents; as part of this commitment, we require all candidates to return a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

The hourly pay rate for this role will be £8.35.

Candidates may be eligible for a bonus upon successful completion of the project.

The dates of the programme are*;

3rd July to 28th July
17th July to 11th August
31st July to 25th August

* Successful candidates will be able to choose from one of the above dates most suited to them

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