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Assistant Youth Support Worker

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/01/2019 14:25
£17,491 - £20,677 pro-rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Youth & Community Work
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Various locations
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Job details 

Closing date:
22 Jan

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Please be aware if you are interested in applying, please do so as soon as possible, as if we reach our desired number of candidates the vacancy may close prior to the advertised date.

Assist the Youth Worker or Leader-in-Charge in the development of a social education programme relevant to the needs of local young people by participating in the running of a programme of activities, services and facilities.

In this trusted position you will work as part of a team whose aim is to develop a social education programme relevant to the needs of local young people. Your aim will be to enhance young peoples self-development through their participation in activities and discussions and their involvement in the running and decision making of the centre and with an emphasis on having fun.

Limited term contracts are until 31/3/2019.

If you are interested in applying for this position please download and complete the attached application form and email to Paul.Godwin@southglos.gov.uk and Dawn.young@southglos.gov.uk.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

To participate in the running of a programme of activities, services and facilities.

To participate in the overall management of the unit.

To promote and encourage participation and the empowerment of young people.

To promote good equal opportunities practices and to take positive steps to counter discrimination however and wherever it occurs.

To attend meetings, and prepare reports as required.

To contribute to service planning.

As Assistant Youth Support Workers become qualified, they will be expected to undertake more responsible work within the grade of the post and in line with their qualification.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• Warm and approachable personality
• A belief in young people
• To be open minded and accepting of others
• Commitment to the development, understanding and implementing of Equal Opportunities
• Able to work unsocial hours
• Practical approach to problem solving
• Literacy and numeracy skills
• Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


• Activity skills
• Achievements with young people;
• Previous work with young people
• Any qualification/training relevant to personal care and/or working with young people.

Additional Information

Limited Term and Term Time until March 2019.

Youth Centres:
• Made 4 Ever – Kingswood
• Brimsham Green School Youth Wing – Yate (*term time only)
• St Nicholas Youth Centre – Yate

You may have to work with disaffected or excluded young people.

Assistant Youth Support Workers may have to work unsupervised occasionally.

Youth Centres tend to be some distance from the Council’s main offices so you may be working in isolation.

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.

The contact details are:
Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD
Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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