Youth Development Worker (Mental Health Project)

  • Organisation
    Dumfries & Galloway Council
  • Location
    Dumfries
  • Employment Hours
    This post is fixed term to end of January 2024.
  • Salary
    £28,380 - £33,936 (Salary placing is dependent on experience and qualifications)
  • Closing Date
    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:00
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The Youth Work Service at Dumfries & Galloway Council are offering an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Youth Development/CLD Worker to join an innovative and award winning youth work team to lead the implementation and delivery of a new project that will deliver low level mental health support in communities across the area.

The postholder will lead the new staff team and support them to deliver one to one support sessions, group work programmes and personalised support to young people aged 12-18 within local communities across Dumfries and Galloway.

This new team will provide low level mental health support and early intervention within local communities, to support Dumfries and Galloway Councils commitment to provide mental health support to young people.

This post holder will work as part of the Youth Enquiry Service Team in Dumfries, rolling out their nationally recognised model for working with our most vulnerable young people.

This is an exciting time as we continue to take forward the work of Youth Enquiry Service to provide even more opportunities for young people to unlock their potential regardless of their backgrounds.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in the area of individual support and group work, and creatively be able to plan, deliver and evaluate their work with young people, whilst also being able to work as part of a team, and support young people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

You should be motivated and interested in working with young people aged 12+ and qualified to degree level in Youth Work or Community Learning & Development.  You will have significant experience in youth work, and be comfortable working within community settings with our most vulnerable young people and managing a team of Youth Workers.

The post holder will be required to undertake a formal counselling qualification as part of your induction.

The post will require working a minimum of 3 evenings per week and weekend work on a regular basis (at least twice per month), for which payment is included in the salary offered.

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