Project coordinator / Youth Worker / Outreach Worker
We are Vibe.
We are dedicated to supporting young people to build positive relationships with themselves and others, and to play a central role in creating vibrant communities.
Who are we?
We were established in 2014 when we became independent from Knowsley Brough Council (KMBC). KMBC are still our largest funder and partner for some of our most successful programmes such as MeTime and Step Forward. However, we have the drive and ambition to expand outside of Knowsley, taking our fantastic work and passionate team to young people across the North West.
What do we do?
At Vibe, we work together, with young people, with our youth team. We run inspiring and inclusive clubs, activities, and programmes that help young people to build positive relationships with themselves and others, helping them to make a positive contribution to their community.
We’re recruiting for talented and passionate Youth Workers to join our team.
Job Title: Project Coordinator / Youth Worker / Outreach Worker
Type: Full / Part Time hours – Seasonal and ad-hoc hours also available
Young People are at the heart of all we do, whether they access our targeted youth work or our open access Youth Club’s, Vibe strive to provide the best service to our young people. This role will be based across Vibe’s services and programs providing coordination, delivery and support across various services, youth clubs, activities and outreach/detached work across Merseyside.
The youth work project coordinator will be required to work with a caseload of young people, responsible for delivery and evaluation of our quality programmes that provide personal and social development opportunities for young people.
The project coordinator will need to liaise effectively with other parties whilst working with a variety of services and programs of youth service provision, targeted services and partners where appropriate e.g., schools, colleges, YOS. The individual is required to be outcome focused, ensuring that monitoring and assessments demonstrate the outcomes that the young person and their family strive to achieve.
Outreach – Widnes & Runcorn
Aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour by engaging with young people on the streets. Two workers undertake street-based work within areas identified as anti-social behaviour or hot-spot areas. The primary aim of this work is to engage with, inform and empower young people in order to deter them from anti-social behaviour and/or to encourage them to use other services. Another aim is to inform them about and encourage them to attend other youth centres and activities/programs that they can engage with rather than being out on the streets.
Experience and Person Spec
The individual will have working knowledge and understanding of the ethics and principles of youth work, including strategies that encourage and promote the empowerment and participation of young people. The individual will have a strong commitment to young people and a thorough knowledge of the issues they face. You will gain an in depth understanding of our fantastic Theory of Change which supports young people to develop positive relationships.
Ideally educated to NVQ Level 2 or above qualification in Youth or Community work (or equivalent) in similar field or substantial experience. Previous experience of Detached or Outreach work would be beneficial.
You should have previous experience of working with children, young people and their families and ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working directly with young people. Awareness of safeguarding; health and safety and data protection practices, good computer skills, knowledge of MS Office, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Desirable: Experience working with young people on a one to one who are NEET, Children Looked After and delivery of programmes working with young people with SEND.
Vibe is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
What do you get in return?
Salary: £19,000 – £26,000 DOE (pro rata for p/t)
Days/Hours of work: Mon-Fri, full time and part time hours. Open Access - 1 shift during the day and 4 shifts of an evening between 6-9pm. Outreach – 9 hours per week 6-9pm, 3 evenings per week.
Location: Throughout Merseyside (Knowsley, Widnes, Runcorn) so ideally you will be a driver with access to a vehicle.
Benefits: 25 days holidays plus 2 extra days at Christmas plus Bank Holidays, Enhanced NEST Pension scheme matched to 8%
Training & Development: At Vibe we are proud of our talented staff and we want to retain them and ensure they are experts at what they do. We value learning & development and support our staff through their career and our performance appraisal process.
Future aspirations: We are going places – we are leaders in what we do. So, if you’re looking for opportunities, you’ve found the right place. The road isn’t easy but we’re in this together and we all want to make Vibe a huge success.
What’s important to us?
One of our staff – ‘It’s simple… making a positive difference to young people’s lives.’
Kindness is at the heart of what we do. We care for and respect young people and by developing their self-belief we support them to become proactive members of their communities.
I can! You can! We can!
We develop and empower young people to look for the good in themselves and other people.
We are honest, open and real. We are genuine and consistent in our values and in our actions.
Vibe is committed in heart and mind to inspire young people, we want to hear their views and we want to champion their opinions.
To apply, please send your CV and Covering Letter via the form below.