Within Versus Arthritis, this role is known as Young People and Families Worker.
Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.
Versus Arthritis is committed to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from harm. During the recruitment process Versus Arthritis will undertake safer recruitment practices and relevant checks to ensure applicants are suitable to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Passionate about improving the lives of children, young people and their families?
Experienced at creating inspiring programmes and offering life-changing one-to-one support?
Committed to putting children and young people at the heart of decision-making?
If so, then come join our team!
About the role
We are looking for dynamic, creative, innovative team players to join our Young People and Families Service in Scotland. This role will be based in Glasgow but will support service delivery across Scotland and the UK.
As the Artistic Lead for Young People & Families, you will work with colleagues, partners, healthcare professionals, schools, volunteers, families and - most importantly - young people to plan, deliver and evaluate a quality support offer locally and nationally.
You will help young people living with arthritis to build their confidence, make friends and achieve their personal goals. This will be achieved by providing one-to-one support, creating peer networks and working with volunteers to deliver self-management art-based activities on a variety of topics from sleep management to self-advocacy.
You’ll also co-design an exciting programme of social events, youth voice opportunities, digital content and residential events. You will act as the bridge between young people, their families and professionals. You will support young people during the pivotal transition from paediatric to adult services and life, making sure it is a time of empowerment and growth.
Experience of working within the third and/or public sector, preferably within the fields of youth/community development work and/or health and social care - with a passion for improving the lives of young people.
Ability to develop an artistic vision and framework for a self-management based arts programme of events, activities and opportunities, involving young people with arthritis as co-design partners.
Understanding the importance of self-management and experience of delivering interventions to people living with long-term conditions. Experience of taking a person-centred approach when providing support.
Experience of using a community development/youth work and participatory art approach to co-design and deliver a quality project that is inclusive, inspiring and makes a difference. Engaging colleagues, funders, supporters and partners to make it happen.
Knowledge and experience of safeguarding and safe working policies and procedures.
Experience of basic project skills, including supporting evaluation work, writing reports, developing project proposals and managing activity budgets.
There are 20.3 million people living with arthritis and MSK conditions in the UK. That’s one in three people, many who live in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. We don’t think that this is ok. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.
Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.
To find out more and apply please visit our website
Closing date: 23:59, Wednesday 31 May 2023