Trainee Youth Worker Dumfries YMCA

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Organisation information

Dumfries YMCA

Charity registered in Scotland SC048903

Good HQ

Aims & objectives

Not supplied
Job number
Time of attendance
Normally 4 afternoon/evenings per week Some occaisional weekend work
No of references
Hours (per week)
As set by the Association Manager
Salary (£/hr)
£9.00 PER HOUR

Job description

Join our busy Youth Work Team, working with staff and volunteers in our new Youth Centre in Lochside in North West Dumfries

Assist in identifying the needs of young people attending youth services

Be involved in creating programmes that address those needs

Help to supervise young people at all times, ensuring that safety procedures are followed conforming to current Child Protection and Health and Safety policies while encouraging good behaviour and dealing with challenging behaviour in an appropriate manner

Fulfill any other reasonable duties and attend training as deemed appropriate by the Association Manager.

Person specification


Willingness to work in the evening and outdoors

Good time keeping

Sense of humour

Youth friendly, patient and tolerant

Ability to take a role in a team, taking direction from senior workers or using own initiative

Successful PVG registration


Experience of working with Young People and Children, preferably in a Youth

Work setting

Clean Driving License

Creative and imaginative

Sense of humour

Computing/IT skills

Basic knowledge of Child Protection, Health & Safety & First Aid.

Additional information

It is expected that the employee will be fully committed to the success of the project and commitment is also expected with regards to regularly attending training and supervision/support sessions.

PVG/disclosure requirements

Required - can start subject to a successful Disclosure/PVG scheme membership