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Deputy Child and Youth Worker

Swansea

Posted 06/05/2022

£13,903 per year (equivalent to £21,530 full time)

Top Reasons to Apply
  1. They say never work with children or animals but if, like us, you disagree, we might just have the perfect job for you!
  2. You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the Cynefin project engaging young people in conservation work with activities designed to improve wellbeing through volunteering, training and educational opportunities.
  3. You will support participants in Care and husbandry of livestock at the Farm, including the day to day welfare of animals and maintenance of high standards of health and hygiene in the animal house.
Job Description

They say never work with children or animals but if, like us, you disagree, we might just have the perfect job for you!

Responsible To: Senior Child & Youth Worker and Farm Manager

Responsible For: Supporting the delivery of the Cynefin project engaging young people in conservation work with activities designed to improve wellbeing through volunteering, training and educational opportunities. To be achieved through on the ground and administrative support for the delivery of activities for children and young people aged 2-18 years old in accordance with the Farm’s Health & Safety guidelines and Child Protection & Vulnerable Adult Policies.

Pay Scale: £13,903 per year (equivalent to £21,530 full time)

Hours: 22.5 hours per week fixed term until 31st July 2023 (with the likelihodd of additional hours dependent on funding)

Annual Leave: 28 days p.a. plus statutory bank holidays, pro rata

This post is subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS check before starting the post.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Programme delivery – all areas

  • To support the direct delivery of activities for the Farm’s young volunteers and programme participants on Saturdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Support in the delivery of the Cynefin project through conservation work looking at and improving the habitats on Cadle Heath
  • To provide opportunities for young people to improve their skills in habitat management and wildlife surveys.
  • Support the Senior child and youth worker in the delivery and development of a range of practical activities, training opportunities, development sessions and play initiatives etc. for children and young people at the Farm, including the, Saturday Farm Club,  Community Activity Days, Play Scheme Opportunities, Open Days/Promotional Events and Residentials, school and group bookings.
  • Assist in the preparation of the venue and materials required to support group work or work with individual children and young people.
  • To provide opportunities for the individual development of children and young people.
  • To support participants and staff in the preparation of tasks and activities - organising tools/equipment and allocating tasks as appropriate.
  • To lead specific activities as required for groups of volunteers and programme participants
  • To offer one-to-one support for volunteers and programme participants with additional needs ensuring that their participation in Farm activities is as meaningful, accessible and as positive as possible.
  • To help ensure that working practices are in accordance with Farm policies including:

    • Health and Safety
    • Child Protection & Vulnerable Adults
    • Equal opportunities
    • Environment

  • To assist the manager and other staff in: assessment and evaluation of current activities; participant progress; related record keeping and the future development of the Farm’s programmes and services.

Animals, Grounds & Buildings – support participants in:

  • Care and husbandry of livestock at the Farm, including the day to day welfare of animals and maintenance of high standards of health and hygiene in the animal house.
  • Management and maintenance of the Farm site (and neighbouring woodland/heathland) in line with nature conservation principles and organic principles of food production.
  • Support participant involvement in the above areas through support of the Farm’s Volunteer, Education and Child & Youth Programmes.

Volunteer Programme – support participant engagement in:

  • Farm activity programme for young volunteers from all backgrounds including weekly work days, practical training, animal care, open days, conservation work, community activities and supported volunteering.
  • To work alongside the young people making sure that activities and opportunities are youth-led, ensuring that young people have a voice within the project, Farm and community.

General responsibilities

  • To ensure a high standard of customer care when dealing with the visiting public and delivering activities.
  • To fulfil all the above duties and any other realistic requests from your Line Supervisors or the management team, including additional training.

Finance

  • To ensure efficient handling of monies and receipts in accordance with Farm financial procedures.

Working Relationships

The development of effective working relationships through: -

  • Co-operation and collaboration with other staff.
  • Negotiation with beneficiaries and volunteers to develop their potential.
  • Participation in working groups, staff training events and meetings for the purpose of the project’s development.

Company Information

We are a city farm where volunteers care for livestock, wildlife and each other to improve wellbeing and resilience.

Our lovely site has been imagined, developed and nurtured by local volunteers for about 20 years. 

Our animals, gardens and allotment are looked after by volunteers, young, old, and in between! We work with many volunteers with disabilities and people who have experienced health problems. Working at the farm helps people to rebuild their confidence, learn new skills and develop new interests in growing food, caring for animals and the environment. It also produces healthy local food and protect the wildlife and nature we all rely on.

​We offer volunteering opportunities for children and adults, play activities, training, and support to get into work. Visitors are also welcome to explore our grounds, meet our animals, and see first-hand how food is produced.

Key Facts
  • Head Office:

     2 Pontardulais Rd,

    Cadle, Fforest-fach,

    Swansea SA5 4BA

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