Youth Work opportunity

Aged 18+ & Interested in Youth Work?

Applications are now open for the

Education Authority Youth Support Worker Qualification

The course will start with an information evening on Thursday 29 September

and will run every Thursday night from then until Christmas.

The students will then be required to devise and present a six-session programme

to a group of young people at the youth club between Christmas and Easter.

Education Authority Youth Support Worker Qualification

Introduction

The Education Authority Youth SupportWorker Qualification replaces the OCN Level2 & 3 Introduction to Youth Work as the course to gainYouth Support Worker status.

Endorsement

This course is endorsed andcertified by the EducationAuthority Youth Service and isrecognised by UUJ as criteria forinterview for their CommunityYouth Work courses.

Course Design

The Youth Support Worker Qualification is apart time EducationAuthority endorsed course designed toprovide participants with the skills, knowledgeand understanding of how to plan, deliver andevaluate Youth Work.The course consists of 12 x 3 hour sessions. The course provides students with theopportunity to design, plan, deliver andevaluate a youth work programme with agroup of young people. In addition, each studentwill be expected to work a minimum of onesession per week at the youth club forthe duration of the course.

Objectives

The course provides opportunities for studentsto:

• Share and exchange their views andexperiences of youth work practice withothers

• Explore their own personal approachesand attitudes

• Build on talents, interests and energies

• Further develop and enhance their youthwork skills, knowledge and understanding

Expected Outcomes

It is expected that students will achieve thefollowing outcomes:

• Increased understanding, knowledge andskills in youth work

• Enhanced leadership skills and techniques

• Enhanced communication andinterpersonal skills to work with youngpeople

• Increased knowledge and skills in workingwith groups of young people

• Increased knowledge and skills in planningand evaluating youth work

• Increased understanding & knowledgeof Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

• Increased confidence and competence tocarry out the role of Youth Support Worker

Content

This course will cover the following broad topic areas:

• What youth work is, values, interests and priorities

• Needs of young people and issues which are important to them

• Developing appropriate youth work relationships

• Ethical conduct in Youth Work

• Participation and inclusion

• Communicating with young people and others and dealing with conflict

• Identifying opportunities and resources for youth work

• Policies, procedures and safe practices

• Programme Planning and Evaluation

• Beginning to work with groups and reflective practice

Applications before Thursday 22nd September

 

Speak to Any Leader ASAP.


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Upcoming Activities

Monday 13 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm P6 Gaelic; 6.30pm Secondary School Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club First Year plus; 7.30pm U12 (born 06/07) Gaelic; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 14 November

6pmIrish Dancing;7pm Primary School aged Drop-in and FIFA tournament; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm U12 Football Presentation; 8.15pm Basketball

Wednesday 15 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.45pm U14 Gaelic (born 04/05); 7pm Kingdom Walkers; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+; 8pm Cards – 45 @ Dunavil

Thursday 16 November

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm to 8.30pm Activities for aged 4 to 8 boys and girls; 7pm to 9pm Girls Club for aged 8 to 12 years; 7pm to 9pm Bridging the Divide Inclusion programme; 7pm Yoga

Friday 17 November

11am Men’s Shed; 5.30pm P5 Gaelic; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm to 9pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 7.30pm Deceased Members Mass at Dunavil

Saturday 18 November

8am Kingdom Walkers; 11am P1/P2 Gaelic; 12pm P3/P4 Gaelic; An Riocht Dinner Dance in Canal Court Hotel.

Sunday 19 November

10am Breakfast at Dunavil; 2pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 20 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6.15pm P6 Gaelic; 6.30pm Secondary School Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club First Year plus; 7.30pm U12 (born 06/07) Gaelic; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 21 November

 

6pmIrish Dancing;7pm Primary School aged Drop-in and FIFA tournament; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm Camogie Annual General Meeting, all players aged 15+, parents of younger players, coaches, other volunteers and supporters should attend; 8.15pm Basketball