Job Title: Healthy Relationships Project Worker

Location: YMCA, Roath, Cardiff

Closing Date: 25/11/22

POST: Healthy Relationships Project Worker

RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Project Worker

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week between the hours of 9am – 10pm Monday to Sunday, (flexibility is expected to suit the needs of the project and young people)

CONTRACT: Fixed Term Contract until March 2023. Subject to continued funding thereafter.

SALARY: Starts £23,801 per year.

ORGANISATIONAL AIMS:

1. To initiate, build and maintain purposeful relationships with young people

2. Encourage young people to broaden their horizons to be effective citizens

3. To support young people in their understanding of risk and challenge

4. Support young people to identify and achieve aims so that they may reach their full potential

 

OUR VALUES:

Because we CARE and have COMPASSION we want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Our aim is to EMPOWER and SUPPORT people.

We do this with RESPECT and EMPATHY, mindful of the EQUALITY of all.

 

JOB PURPOSE:

Job description: To plan, deliver and evaluate one to one and group activities, supporting young people around healthy relationships and sexual health, with a particular focus on vulnerable young people in Cardiff.

· To have a good understanding of current issues affecting young people with a focus on healthy relationships and sexual health.

· To understand and abide by the policies of the Association including Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Confidentiality, and Safeguarding

· Development and delivery of workshops and sessions focusing on healthy relationships and sexual health to support individuals and groups

· To assist in the day-to-day administration and co-ordination of Cardiff C-Card Scheme

· To liaise with other organisations and build effective relationships with colleagues, external stakeholders, and Local Public Health Teams

· To maintain a working knowledge of local and national guidance, policy and research relating to sexual health

· The ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to negotiate and network with people from a wide range of backgrounds

· To carry out project planning, development, and evaluation and to demonstrate this in written reports

· To attend team meetings, supervision and multiagency meetings as required to best support young people

· To promote the values and ethos of Cardiff YMCA

· To carry out other duties as agreed with the Association

· To comply with other administrative arrangements as required

· The post requires a flexible pattern of work that may include evenings and weekends

· You will be required to attend appropriate training as necessary

· This post requires that the appointee holds a full driving licence and has access to a car, with business insurance

· The post requires a DBS Check at Enhanced level

 

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION Healthy Relationships Worker

Essential

EDUCATION

  • Minimum of Level 3 Qualification in Youth & Community or a similar discipline

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrable experience in working with young people
  • Knowledge and experience in session planning and evaluation
  • Knowledge and understanding of All Wales Child Protection Procedures, Health and safety, equal opportunities and Confidentiality
  • Understanding and value of equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Experience of liaising with external agencies and partnership working
  • Knowledge of services available for young people with experience of signposting and referring to relevant agencies

SKILLS

  • People focused and non-judgmental attitude
  • Organisational skills: Ability to prioritise and manage own workload and time
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Ability to manage difficult situations and challenging behaviour with young people
  • Ability to relate to young people from a wide range of backgrounds

ATTITUDE

  • Commitment to effective service delivery to young people
  • Commitment to good practice standards
  • Positive approach to change / innovation
  • Able to respect the Christian ethos of the YMCA and uphold its values
  • Commitment to co-operative working and able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Professional approach to confidentiality, boundaries and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Reliable / dependable
  • Flexible working ability to work weekends and evenings due to the nature of the post

OTHER

  • Driver with own transport with business insurance

Desirable

EDUCATION

  • Qualification in working with children and young people

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE

· Knowledge of the C-Card Scheme and/or trained C-Card Assessor

OTHER

  • Ability to drive a mini bus
  • Ability to speak Welsh

BENEFITS:

  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Store discount
  • Wellness programme

SCHEDULE:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability