Sessional Youth Workers

Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
£25 per 2.5 hour session
01 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Description

The Trustees and Staff of Dunston Drop-In CIO are seeking an enthusiastic sessional worker to carry out a full range of duties for four youth clubs per week including: 1 Girls group mixed age, 2 Junior youth groups aged 8 -12 and 1 senior youth group aged 13 -16 at the Dunston Drop-In. To include working with young people aged between 8 and 16, and their families.


Please note that due to the nature of the building you will be working in, you will need to provide a DBS check.

Main Duties

  • Working with existing staff and trustees to develop the youth clubs. This may include administrative tasks such as maintaining records, making and answering phone calls and writing & responding to written communication.

  • Attending regular training and development opportunities to maintain up-to-date knowledge.

  • To assist the team in planning, co-ordination and development of youth work in the centre or project, ensuring the team fulfils its duties and responsibilities.

  • Liaise with staff, volunteers, trustees, young people, potential new users and potential partner organisations.

  • To identify opportunities for new projects within the youth club and seek funding for them. Be aware of other projects, observe the local needs or identify sources of target funding which could be used to develop projects for the Dunston Drop-In.

  • Working face-to-face with young people, in a youth club format and also in an outreach format.

  • Running art-based activities, community or environmental projects, outdoor activities, and sporting activities.

  • Supervising groups of young people aged between 8 and 16, during evening youth clubs. This will usually be within the Drop-In, but supervision of outside activities may also be necessary.

  • Work within the Drop-in policies and procedures.

  • Working within the Drop-ins policy on safeguarding, take appropriate actions if any concerns about a young persons health, safety or well-being arise.

Working Arrangements

This is a part time position with a possible 2 year extension. You will be expected to work two evenings per week for two and a half hours per session. You may be expected to work one off days, for open days/fairs if necessary but will be told well in advance. Position dependant on funding.



Please contact Shona Dillon Centre Manager on 0191 4609590 or via e-mail to arrange an interview or for more information. Please send or bring in a C/V


Person specification

Essential skills & Qualifications

  • Proven ability to work with disadvantaged young people.

  • Experience of working within youth projects.

  • Able to work with trustees, including the production of reports.

  • Ability to work with other members of staff and volunteers.

  • Knowledge and awareness of the difficulties, challenges and barriers facing young people.

  • Good IT skills

  • The worker will be comfortable working in informal settings with groups of young people and their families.

  • Ability to relate and communicate with young people.

  • Willingness to take up relevant training.

  • Flexible and adaptable.

  • Friendly, outgoing and confident.

  • Ability to pass a DBS check.

  • A level 2 qualification in Youth Work

Desirable skills & Qualifications

  • A level 3 qualification in Youth Work

  • Experience of working with external organisations that support young people.

  • Experience of working within a community environment.

  • Current food hygiene certificate.

  • Emergency First Aid certificate.

  • Working knowledge of the voluntary sector.

  • Planning and evaluation skills.

  • Experience working with socially excluded young people.

  • Experience of working with outside organisations e.g. schools, local police etc.

  • Time management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritising activities.

  • Experience with Art projects or science projects

  • Ability to improve self-awareness and confidence of young people

  • Experience empowering young people

  • Cooking skills

  • Interest in sports

  • Experience in fund-raising

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