Young People Worker

  • Part time
  • £28,940 pro-rata
  • Greenock
  • Closing 7th October 2022


  • Advertised from 23rd September 2022
  • 16 hours per week

Role

Do you possess a recognised young people Qualification in social care and are you looking to take the next step in your career? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Inverclyde Women’s Aid are a specialist provider of support for women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse, looking to appoint a Children and Young People Worker to join our team on a part time, 16 hours a week basis. You will be responsible for providing high quality early intervention and prevention anger management support services to Children & Young people through the New Attitudes programme in education establishments.

Key Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities of a Young People Worker include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing an early intervention and prevention programme including:
    • Mentoring - A safe and non-judgemental 1-2-1 space from primary 7 to 18 that builds trust to promote an understanding of, and recovery from domestic abuse and toxic relationships
    • Dedicated programmes for adolescents who have lived experience of domestic abuse
    • To organise and run age-appropriate anger management sessions providing children and young people with opportunities to share, explore and work through their feelings.
    • To provide practical and emotional support for children & young people who are referred to us through schools and education.

The Organisation

Inverclyde Women’s Aid SCIO is a charitable organisation established in 1985. Providing specialist domestic abuse services to women, children & young people who are experiencing, or have experienced domestic abuse, sexual assault, rape and childhood sexual abuse.

We are a Registered Charity and SCIO SC046936. The Charity has been delivering vital services for women and children across the Inverclyde area for over 37 years. Inverclyde Women’s Aid’s vision is where women, children and young people are free from the threat of abuse, violence or oppression.

The Person

  • The key skills and qualities of a Children and Young People Worker:
  • Any recognised Young People Qualification, HNC in Social Care , Or equivalent, as listed on the SSSC website
  • Experience of supporting Young People in an educational establishment
  • Experience of liaising with a range of partner agencies and advocating on service users’ behalf
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics, impact, and scale of anger management, domestic abuse, and other forms of gender-based violence [GBV] especially in relation to children & young people
  • A requirement to work a variable shift pattern which may include evening and weekend working
  • Full driving licence & access to own transport and willingness to travel throughout Inverclyde

Application notes

If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward-thinking Charity and taking the next step in your career, then please send your CV and a detailed supporting statement outlining why you meet the person specification for the role to carol.mclaughlin@inverclydewomensaid.co.uk by Friday 7th October by 12 noon.