Detatched Youth Work / Alcohol Awareness Trainee

Closing date: 
1 Nov 2013
The Believe in Youth Programme are interested in recruiting 4 Peer Educators to be based at Dunlewey Substance Advice Centre offices / Broughshane St, Ballymena.

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BeLieve in Youth

 

Peer Educator (PE) Role Specfication

 

Title of Position: Peer Educator for the Believe in Youth Alcohol Peer Education Programme

 

The Believe in Youth Programme are interested in recruiting 4 Peer Educators to be based at Dunlewey Substance Advice Centre offices / Broughshane St, Ballymena. It is envisaged that the successful applications will be aged between 16 – 25yrs and will reflect different genders and cultural backgrounds. Peer Educators will be involved in delivering a street based and group work programme which aims to educate / inform young people and adults about the impact of alcohol.

The successful applicants will receive a training allowance of £100 a week for 15hours practice / training.

                                                                                                                                         

Purpose

To educate Young People within the Northern Trust and Social Care Area about alcohol misuse and promote the delay of drinking behaviour through the provision of educational / information and developmental programs.

The Believe in Youth Project is part of “Taking the Initiative to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol” portfolio of services being managed by the Northern Health and Social Care trust and funded by the BIG Lottery.

These are training positions and the people appointed will receive the training necessary to fulfil their duties and enhance their personal and professional development however it will be expected that the successful applicants are able to meet the following requirements

 

Expectations

 

      To be able to demonstrate literary and numeracy skills

      To complete all necessary training to take peer education workshops and outreach provision

      To understand the specific topic you will be working on

      To observe a workshop, to co-facilitate a workshop and deliver a workshop

      To have access to transportation suitable to fulfil the requirements of the post.

      To attend regular meetings

      To share the programs philosophy

      To be able commit to the project for a period of 1year

      To maintain confidentiality

      To participate fully in the projects supervision

 

 

Desirable Criteria

      Previous knowledge and / or experience of Peer Education Programmes

      Previous knowledge and / or experience of Youth Work / Detached Youth Work or Substance Misuse programmes.

 

Depending on the level of interest desirable criteria may be used to short list for group interview process.

 

Supervision

      The peer education team will work directly with the Project Coordinator and staff from both parent organisations, Dunlewey Substance Advice Centre , Northern Ireland Youth Forum

 

Benefits

      Knowledge

      Valuable work experience

      Friendship, support, fun

      Job recommendations

      Provides leadership, Group Process / Facilitation, Public Speaking, Alcohol Awareness, Child Protection and Youth Work training 

      Provides training allowance of £100 per Week.

      Agreed out of pocket expenses / mileage allowance will be paid in line with Dunlewey Substance Advice Centre Policy

 

Application Process

An application pack can be requested

      By phoning Maurice McLaughlin (Believe in Youth Coordinator) on 028 25652105 or 07587880386

      By phoning Dunlewey Substance Advice Centre on 028 90392547

      By downloading from NIYF.org

 

Completed applications need to be returned by 4pm Friday 1st November 2013

Applications received late will not be considered.

Closing date:
1 Nov 2013
Contact Information
Maurice McLaughlin
80 Broughshane Street
Ballymena
07587880386
Application Form / Job Information: