Youth Volunteering Officer – Carmarthen Youth Project (Dr. M’z)
Role: Youth Volunteering Officer – Maternity Cover until 31st March 2018
Hours of work: 9 hours
Salary: £10.83 per hour
WHAT DOES THE ROLE INVOLVE?
As a Youth Volunteering Officer you will directly support the front line work we do with our young people by providing a wide range of volunteering opportunities in the community for them to take part in. These volunteering hours will be rewarded by Millennium Volunteering Awards and Time Credits. The role will be to encourage the young people to take part in volunteering projects to benefit them and the community.
This role will involve:
- supporting and managing groups of and individual young people to volunteer and providing them with the information and support to enable them to volunteer.
- Working with other community organisations including Spice Time Credits to develop volunteering opportunities for young people
- maintaining regular contact with the young volunteers by face-to-face meetings
- matching young people to volunteering opportunities
- organising young volunteer forum meetings
- adhering to the relevant policies and procedures of Carmarthen Youth Project, including our Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality policies
- developing the skills, opportunities and knowledge of the young people the opportunity to take on a new challenge and make a difference to the lives of young people in the local area
- organising volunteering celebration events with the young people
- Keeping records of volunteering and volunteers
- Reporting back to Manager and Board of Trustees
WHAT QUALIICATIONS AND SKILLS DO I NEED?
Carmarthen Youth Project is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
- You will need to have a Qualification in Youth and Community Work or equivalent or experience in youth work or equivalent.
Personal Skills Needed:
You need to have experience of working with young people or volunteers to work in this role, but ideally you should be able to demonstrate:
- understanding of the issues facing young people we work with
- an ability to relate to and empathise with young people
- excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to work with young people and volunteers people from a range of different backgrounds
- a non-judgemental, patient, positive and supportive attitude, and an ability to encourage and motivate volunteers/young people
- an understanding of the challenges young people, and an ability to support them to overcome problems or issues
- ability to work as part of a team
- good basic computer skills
- understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries with young people
- willingness to undergo a DBS check
It is important to us that we recruit staff who have the interests of young people at the heart of what they do. Consultation with young people is paramount to our service being user-led.