Ripon: Activity Worker, YMCA

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Contract: Permanent
Salary: £21,500
Hours of work: Up to 30 hours per week
Place of work: Ripon YMCA
Holidays: 29 days pro rata
Closing date: 18 February
Interview dates: 22 February

The role:
Working with members of the YMCA team this role will ensure that activities are available for tenants and the young people we work with. By providing practical assistance and engaging in the planning and delivery of activities this role enables the YMCA to deliver more opportunities and build better relationships with those we engage with.

On a weekly basis we have a range of planned sessions and activities. We also respond to individual tenants needs and offer support, a listening ear and signposting where appropriate. We wish to engage positively with all tenants and young people so this means that activities should be positive, meaningful and purposeful. For example: Supporting a tenant to write a CV, through to planning a water fight activity for a summer youth club.

You will be managed by the Housing Operations Manager who will work closely with the Youth and Community Manager to identify a regular program of activity. You will work alongside sessional staff and our Full Time Youth Worker and Youth and Community Manager.

Current Activities include:

  •  Teen Drop in at the Library after School
  • Cooking Social for Tenants
  • Me Time aimed at 16 to 25 year olds to engage in wellbeing activity
  • Connection Point for older young people to get info, advice and signposting
  • Spark Youth Club at Spa Park
  • Tenant Brunch
  • Young Leaders group
  • School Holiday activity

You will also be required to work in groups or on a 1 to 1 basis with our Tenants to support their life skill development through a range of activity from volunteering to cooking, and generally supporting the Housing team.

The role requires that the successful candidate be expected to work at least 3 days per week. We can offer this role as 21 to 30 hour post. Teatime work will be required on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and Youth Club activity on Tuesday evenings.

Please see our website  for application form and job description.