Young Persons Worker

Location: West Cornwall
Salary: £18,900 per annum
Position: Permanent
Hours: Full time - Permanent, 37 hours a week, (Flexibility is essential).
Recruiter: Action for Children
Posted: 03/02/2022

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know….

About Us

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

From April 2021 Action for Children, which already provides a number of services in Cornwall, including those for young carers, young adult carers and children with learning disabilities, have provided the ‘Support Services for Young People' that provides support for young people aged 11-19 and up to 25 with SEND across the County. Our team is growing!

The service, brings together a range of support for young people including youth work provision, educational needs and disabilities (SEND) participation, 1-1 support and mental health and resilience work.

As a Young Persons Worker, you'll be responsible for working with our Young People to plan, risk assess and deliver youth groups and activities.

You'll do this by:

-Working as part of a team with our partners to plan and deliver activities and youth groups to children and young people.

-Work with colleagues across county to promote and support Youth Parliament opportunities for young people.

-Planning and running school groups in East Cornwall and supporting and delivering groups within the community.

-Delivering 1-1 support and mentoring young people as needed.

-Working flexibly to meet the needs of our service users.

-Plan and deliver a programme of activities and residential trips for young people.

What You'll Bring:

-NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in a related field.

-Excellent group work and communication skills with young people and team members.

-Have experience of working in partnership with agencies to support children and young people.

-Experience of planning activities for young people.

-Good IT skills including experience of Microsoft Teams.

-Access to a car to enable your to travel for the duties of the role to be carried out

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. Given this and how having a diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace.

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.

Application Process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration. Top Tip... Refer to the job description when writing your Supporting Statement.

Talent Pool: We'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up but do let us know if you'd rather we didn't.

Contact: Sarah Manderfield on 01923 361743 or email who will be happy to support with your application.

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Support Worker 2 JD PS.pdf (387.21 KB)
Action for Children Employee Benefits.pdf (3.46 MB)

Job Reference: 6660
Closing Date: 23/02/2022

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