Job title: Outreach Worker
Location: Based within our West Hub (primarily working in Ayrshire)
Salary: £22,250 gross per annum (Band D)
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours a week
Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
We have an exciting opportunity for a new Outreach Worker to join our team in our West hub. You will primarily work in Ayrshire but may be required to work in Glasgow and surrounding areas as needed. Our Outreach Workers deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes, to engage participants in a dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity.
The successful candidate will undertake the initial assessment of potential participants for our programmes (Phase 1), preparing and supporting them to undertake their wilderness journey (Phase 2), including induction to their SQA Personal Development Award where relevant. Upon return to their community (Phase 3), you will continue to work closely with participants to develop and maintain community links, supporting them into sustained positive destinations, including education, training, volunteering or employment. You will also help to collate SQA portfolios from Phase 2, delivering and assessing final bodies of work. Additionally, you will help to promote the programme with stakeholders, providing progress updates for referring partners and agents to develop and maintain effective relationships.
Ideal candidates will have qualifications in youth work, community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals. You will also ideally be qualified as an SQA Assessor and have a strong knowledge of voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels, and strong time management skills to manage a varied and demanding workload. An ability to work effectively under your own initiative is crucial. Experience of development training and knowledge of drug, alcohol and youth/Criminal Justice related issues would be an advantage. Please note a driving license and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement of this role.
We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme.
Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment and follows an equal opportunities policy.
Closing date for all applications: 12pm on Friday 16th April 2021
Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 20th April 2021 (Also possibly Thursday 22nd April)
Please send completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street
Please note we do not accept CVs.