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young people's support worker (Maternity Cover)

Location     Amber Project, Cardiff
Details The Amber Project provides help and support to young people (12-25) who have experience of self-harm. We can offer help in a number of different ways including counselling, Friday evening workshops, theatre workshops, and informal support. We are totally inclusive and work with children and young people from all faiths and no faith, and this diversity is reflected in our team.

We provide Activity-Based Workshops, Theatre Workshops, Counselling and One to One Support. Our workshops open to young people aged 12 to 17 years, and 17 to 25 years, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, religion. Activities can include music workshops, cooking, trips, arts & craft, and group discussions.

As a part-time Support Worker, covering maternity leave you will be working with young people aged 12-25 years old who have experience of self-harm. You will play a key role in providing them with one to one support and advocacy both on a one-to-one basis and within a group setting; working with them to develop their emotional skills which will allow them to cope more effectively with the difficulties in their lives. The nature of the work means role, and successful candidate, must focus on inclusivity for the young people.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience in working with young people aged 12-25 and will enjoy the challenge of working with adolescents in difficult circumstances. You will need to be able to work within a non-discriminatory framework, ensuring the services are provided in a qualitative, responsive and accessible manner. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you will need to be able to engage in remote working, connecting with the young people by phone and video-conferencing.

£24,305 per annum pro-rata
Hours     The hours for this role are to cover the groups and activities we have in place and therefore will usually be:

• Monday: 11:00-3:00 (Four hours including singing workshop)
• Tuesday : 4:00- 7:00 (Three hours, including two music workshops)
• Wednesday: 11:00-3:00 (Four hours, including theatre workshop)
• Thursday: 4:00- 9:00 (Four hours, including two workshops)
• Friday 4:00-9:00 (Five hours, including two workshops)

Part-time. There may be times when you are required to work different or additional hours to this including evenings and weekends.
Pension You will be assessed under auto-enrolment legislation and if you meet the criteria for pensions, will be enrolled in the scheme. Minimum pension contributions will be made for you into the scheme by the employer.
Annual Leave 25 days per annum, plus public bank holidays, pro-rata
Contract Part-Time, Fixed-Term Maternity Cover
Notice Period 1 week
DBS An enhanced DBS check is required for this post. The successful candidate will be required to comply with The Amber Project's Safeguarding policy and with Church Army’s Safer Ministry policy.
Closing Date
31 January 2021
w/c 15 February 2021
More info For more information on the role, you can find the job description and person specification here. 

To apply, please submit a Church Army Application Form
Applications should be sent to:

If you would like you to find out any more about the role, we encourage you to speak with Caryl Stock, Amber Project Coordinator (

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