Job title:        Youth Support Worker

Contract:                    Permanent, 28 Hours per week

Salary:                         £20,000 pa (pro rata)

Location:                     Based in West Wales – Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1DW

This post is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Area 43’s youth café provides a safe space in a fun informal manner to young people in the area, and we are seeking applicants for a Youth Support Worker, to be based within the youth café, to provide information and support to young people and delivery activities.  The role will include a shift-based pattern covering between 11-7 Monday to Saturday.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this Youth Support Worker role forms part of the Drop-in team and involves welcoming young people into the centre/youth café, ensuring everything is running smoothly and supporting young people to engage with Area 43’s services. The team at Area 43 provides a combination of youth work delivery, counselling services and community related projects in order to promote the personal, educational, creative and social development of young people, helping them reach their full potential.

Key responsibilities:

 Providing information and support to young people accessing drop-in

  • Creating and running activities in conjunction with young people
  • Empowering young people to put forward their ideas for service delivery
  • Engaging young people, both face to face and virtually
  • Promoting and managing a safe, inclusive environment for drop-in provision
  • Engaging with the Therapy Dog and taking responsibility in turn
  • Conducting Outreach with Young People in the locality
As well as a demonstrable and genuine interest in the work of Area 43, the successful candidate will have experience of/demonstrate:
  • Previous experience in a supporting role with wide-ranging responsibility
  • Previous experience working with young people
  • Able to be caring, sensitive and patient while supporting people to be as independent as possible.
  • Enthusiasm to make a difference to people’s lives
  • Ability to listen, understand and respond to people, always putting the person that is being supported first.
  • Ability to get on well with people and work in harmony with others, by both challenging and helping people to develop and learn from their experiences.
  • Ability to be flexible and open to new challenges, ideas, and experiences
  • Ability to demonstrate Area 43’s values and behaviours

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role with details on how to apply, or for an informal conversation, please contact dropin@area43.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 26 August 2022

 

Job title:                     Counsellor
Contract:                     Variable
Salary:                        £105 per day
Location:                    Based in West Wales/Online

Area 43 is a well-established youth organisation, providing services to children and young people across West Wales.  As part of this provision, we provide counselling services in both schools and private settings to young people.  Area 43 is looking to recruit a counsellor, working peripatetically across the provision providing both face to face and online services, as required.  Candidates will be enthusiastic and passionate and hold a Counselling qualification at diploma or equivalent recognised by the British Association of Counsellors and Physiotherapists (BACP).

The post will be at certain locations within Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire or Online, to be confirmed.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification to counselling@area43.co.uk.

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Role:                                   Trustee
Contract:                             Voluntary
Location:                             Based in West Wales – Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1DW          
                                            Reasonable travel expenses will be covered.
Commitment:                      Four board meetings a year plus ad hoc requirements
Overall purpose of the role:

As the board are responsible and liable for the governance and functioning of the charity, they are accountable in varying degrees to a variety of stakeholders, including: service users, members, funders, the Charity Commission, and Companies House. Close attention must be given to the governing document to ascertain the type of organisational structure and the range of interested parties.

  • To ensure that the charity and its representatives’ function within the legal and regulatory framework of the sector and in line with the organisations’ governing document, continually striving for best practice in governance.
  • To uphold the fiduciary duty invested in the position, undertaking such duties in a way that continually strives for best practice in governance.
  • To determine the overall direction and development of the charity through good governance and clear strategic planning
  • Promote public confidence and trust in the charity.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role with details on how to apply, or for an informal conversation, please contact dropin@area43.co.uk