Vacancy: Youth Worker

Job Title: Youth Worker

Job Location: East-End Glasgow (based in a school)

Full-time (37.5 hours per week). Funded to June 2023.

Overview

Do you have a passion for improving the lives of young people in Scotland?  

basketballscotland are recruiting a Youth Worker for their CashBack Schools of Basketball to positively impact the lives of young people.   

The Role 

Work alongside an experienced basketball coach to change the lives of a group of 11-14 year olds. The aim is to have a positive impact by building confidence, enhancing physical and mental well-being and improving the learning and employability potential of those previously identified as most at risk of progressing into anti-social behaviour or crime.  

Duties 

  • Work with a group of 11-14 year old pupils. This will include: one to one mentoring with young people; working collaboratively with partners in and outside of the school; supporting young people to obtain accredited and non-accredited qualifications; developing wider community opportunities. 
  • Utilising your youth work skill set, establish, support and deliver personalised support plans to the young people who may be most at risk of progressing to anti-social behaviour or crime, in order to increase their employability and employment options. 
  • Support young people to attend basketball sessions within their community, outside of regular school hours. 
  • Deliver activities to young people (in and out of school) which are centred around mental health and mindfulness to help them contribute positively to their communities.
     
  • Develop and build strong community relationships with external stakeholders i.e. sportscotland, schools, Active Schools, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), SSF (Scottish Sport Futures) and FARE Scotland. 

The job description for the vacancy can be found here.