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Youth Project Officers

Location: Kirklees (remote work considered)
Salary: £21,204 per annum

Hours: 7.5 hours per week (1 day) 
Contract Length: 12 months up to 14th November 2022.

We are looking for two Youth Project Officers - one for hard of hearing and one for visual impairments - to join our team to deliver innovative, high quality services to our young people (16 - 24) who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind in Kirklees, helping them to develop peer groups, networks, knowledge and skills that will put them in good stead for living as independently as they can as adults and achieving their personal goals (further education, employment etc).

As part of the role you will be:

  • Plan and develop a youth programme in a way that both the group and the individual’s needs are met ensuring a secure environment. E.g sporting activities, community projects, heritage and art-based activities.
  • Provide support, advocacy and information  as well as individual  advice and support to help them achieve their goals and access support
  • Continue with outreach work at various locations within Kirklees to promote the service
  • Administrative tasks including maintaining records, project reports
  • Managing volunteers
  • Conduct weekly online sessions (circa 40 per annum )- This session will enable members to get together regularly on a social basis but will also provide weekly support and advice around a range of topics as chosen by the members themselves and identified
  • Carry out monthly face-to-face session (12 per annum )- Once a month, the group will get together either at a community venue (6 per annum) where we will run activities led by you or external facilitators or enjoy trips out to local venues/activities (6 per annum).

To be successful for this post you will have will have experience in working with young people with sensory disability preferably  in a participation environment (e.g youth work, teaching or similar), have  appropriate communication skills ( BSL Level 2) , will have a good understanding of  the issues that Deaf and sensory impaired young people experience.

We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace and we are committed to wellbeing, promoting hybrid working, offering generous annual leave entitlements, an Employee Assistance Program, Health Cash Plan, Occupational Sick Pay scheme, and flexible TOIL scheme. We invest generously in training and development programmes, providing sponsorship to pursue formal professional qualifications and the opportunity to learn and develop sign language skills.

Closing date: Monday, 18th October 2021 
Interview date: To be confirmed

Attachments

Please complete our online application form. Alternatively, you can download our application form in Microsoft Word and complete it before you send it to jobs@bid.org.uk

Contact us if you need further information or support.


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