A competent youth worker with experience of planning and initiating projects and activities with young people that enables them to develop and achieve. Possessing a proven ability to challenge young people to think about their values and attitude and also helping them to manage their behaviour.
Having a understanding of the needs of young people and a ability to raise their aspirations. Martin is currently looking for a suitable Youth Worker position with a forward looking local authority or organisation.
Hillfields Council Youth Project – Coventry YOUTH WORKER June 2008 - Present
Working directly with young people to devise and deliver a wide range of opportunities and programmes that increase their participation, enable their personal and social development and increase their employment prospects.
Ensuring that all youth work and activities are conducted in a safe environment.
Collating and reporting on a projects statistical and financial data.
Working within offenders and Youth Offending Teams.
Preparing work plans and agreeing targets.
Managing a diverse workload, prioritising and to meeting deadlines.
Arranging local youth programmes.
Keeping up to date with relevant legislation to do with children and young people.
Researching the views and needs of youth populations within selected areas.
Manage all volunteers ensuring they access appropriate training, provide them with support and supervision.
KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Understanding of young people and the issues they face.
Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Experience of promoting inclusion and challenging discrimination.
Ability to motivate young people.
Open to new work practices and responsive to change.
Can identify potential problems and take appropriate action.
Experience of working in Youth Courts.
Experience of developing and promoting a robust youth volunteering policy and procedure.
BSc Social Worker
Nuneaton University 2005 - 2008
NVQ3 in Health & Social Care
A levels: Maths (A) English (B) Technology (B) Science (C)
Coventry Central College 2003 - 2005