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Youth Worker - 17.5 Hours a Week at £10.85 an Hour

We are looking for an enthusiastic and responsible person with experience working with young people to support the delivery of our pilot project “The Youth Café”.  The project will be open every weekday after school to young people aged 11-16. You will be responsible for co-designing the project in partnership with the Youth Worker at Ascension Church, other local organisations and the young people attending. You will be help develop new positive relationships with young people, providing support where needed and being a positive role model.

 

The role requires you to work Monday to Friday 2.45pm to 5.45pm, plus 2.5 hour a week for planning. This is a pilot project and so funding for this role is secured from September 2021 until the end of March 2022. There may be potential to extend the contract, dependent on the success of the project. You will also have the opportunity to work longer hours at our school holiday schemes, either with the same age group or younger children.

 

If you are interested in this role please contact us for the job description and person specification. To apply send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for this job to admin@ascension.org.uk by 31st August.

 

 

Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in Joining us at Ascension Community Trust. Volunteers are vital to the work we do in the community. Your efforts can help transform people’s lives, whether you provide admin support, feed local people, play games with children or make our centres clean and tidy. If you would like to start volunteering please contact us and we will meet with you to discuss further. The opportunities currently available are listed below:

Café Assistant

Days and Times Available: Monday to Saturday 8am – 4pm

Hours: Minimum 4

The Garden Community Cafe is a vibrant space which acts much like a community centre. However, with the benefit of being a cafe we meet much more people in the local area than a community centre might. We look at the needs of the area and see where we can make an impact, whether that be through clubs, training opportunities or advocacy work. Your role may include taking orders, making drinks, preparing and serving food, supporting volunteers with learning difficulties, general cleaning and tidying.

 

Ascension Seniors Volunteer

Days and Times Available: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am – 3pm

Hours: Flexible

Every Tuesday and Thursday we run activities for people aged over 50. This includes accessible exercise classes, social activities, coffee mornings and lunches. Many of our regulars face much loneliness in their life and this project gives them an opportunity to meet others in the community. We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of all those that attend. Your role may include making teas and coffees, helping prepare lunch, running bingo sessions and most importantly chatting with the seniors.

 

Young Adventurers Helper

Days and Times Available: Monday to Friday 3 – 6pm

Hours: Minimum 3

Every week day we run an after school club for children aged 5 – 11. This involves collecting them from school, walking them back to Ascension, running activities, supporting homework and providing a hot snack until they are collected by parents. If you have children in one of the schools we collect from you are welcome to volunteer with us and receive free spaces at the after school club. Your role may involve supporting homework, peparing food, playing games with the children or walking with them from the school.

 

Children’s Worker

Days and Times Available: Saturdays and School Holidays

Hours: Flexible

Over the year we run a number of activities for children and families including Easter Family Fun Days, “Crafternoons” where children and their parents can create crafts together and holiday playschemes. Our summer holiday activities are the highlight of the summer for lots of the children that attend. Your role may involve playing games with children, running craft activities, face painting, organising sports or taking children on trips.

 

Gardener

Days and Times Available: Thursdays 1pm – 3pm

Hours: 2

Every Thursday we run a gardening club at Ascension Church Centre. This group has been designed to be accessible for adults with learning difficulties and mental health issues and so volunteers with these support needs and those without are both welcome. Your role will involve cutting back hedges, planting vegetables, turning over soil, sweeping paths and other gardening.