Youth Work Assistant

  • VO38640


Description

To assist in planning and facilitating issue-based group work activities which support LGBT young people to improve confidence and self esteem, and increase skills and knowledge. To provide support and referral options to LGBT young people who need additional support or specialised services. To monitor and record all work with young people. To carry out such other duties as deemed appropriate and known to be within the competence of the volunteer, and agreed by the team leader.

Organisation aims and objectives

We support young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people aged 13-25. We are looking for youth workers to help at our groups, which provide structured workshops for young people and an opportunity for them to bond with peers with similar experiences. The role would involve getting to know our young people and being a positive role model for them.

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2.5 hour volunteering shifts on weekday eveniings, plus occasional training, meetings etc. Volunteers do not have to attend every week but are required to make a regular commitment - this will ensure consistency in our service.

Restrictions

Our service users are 13-25 years of age, and it would be inappropriate for our youth work assistants to be the same age, or under, as our service users. We actively encourage volunteers 55+ as we are developing a model of intergenerational learning.
Experience required: Vital: A good knowledge of issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. A non-judgemental attitude; a good sense of humour; ability to work with a diverse range of people.
Travel details: The Corner" Youth Centre, 18 Dock Street, Dundee. The Shore, 15 Shore Terrace, Dundee, DD1 3DN
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All travel expenses will be reimbursed monthly though this can be negotiated weekly or in advance on an individual basis.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Induction session consists of diversity & lgbt issues training and specialised lgbt youth work training. There will also be on-going training and development opportunities, and regular 6-8 week support and supervision sessions.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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