£21,881 with progression to £24,240 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
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An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen to join our Aquarius service in Oxfordshire. The Youth Participation Worker will facilitate and develop a Youth steering group for The Aquarius service in Oxfordshire.
The post holder will develop and support delivery of all Volunteer programmes inclusive of Peer Support and Peer Mentoring Programmes, to include the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers/peer mentors. They will ensure that general Service User participation and empowerment is implemented across the Service.
In addition, the post holder will:
Actively recruit volunteers, peer mentors and facilitate Youth Steering group meetings
Work with the Senior practitioner & Team leader, to develop and implement a service user involvement strategy, including establishing and supporting a service user board.
Develop and deliver volunteer, peer mentoring and service user involvement programmes in accordance with the Aquarius organisational framework.
Keep accurate records and the necessary data for reporting and evaluation purposes.
To provide written records and reports as required by the organisation.
Be flexible with regard to working hours/patterns to meet the demands of the service and be willing to travel to different locations as required.
An energetic and confident self-starter, you have a certificate in youth and community work e.g. NVQ Level 3 or above, DipSW, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling, Addiction Studies) or significant experience of working in a similar role with a commitment to complete NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care. As well as significant knowledge and experience of working with young people, you have knowledge of project planning and experience of working in the substance misuse sector. What’s more, you have a flexible approach, a commitment to the principles of confidentiality and excellent record keeping and Microsoft Office.
This is a fixed term role for 1 year.
The role is part time and hours are negotiable.
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Recovery Focus is committed to working towards equal opportunities and we select staff solely on merit irrespective of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, social class, religious belief, disability or history of mental health or addiction problems. If you need support to apply for the role or adaptions at interview, please contact the recruitment team to discuss.
Closing Date for applications is 11 December 2022 (we reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received).