Young Women’s Participation Worker

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Fixed term contract, Permanent, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary See description

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1376367

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Young Women’s Participation Worker based in Belfast

St Teresa’s Youth Centre is a Full time Voluntary Youth Provider serving the Glen Road/ Andersonstown areas and beyond for over 40 years. The Centres wishes to appoint a Young women’s participation worker. (Funded by BBC CIN)

St Teresa’s Youth Centre – Young Women’s Participation Worker


Post: Young Women’s Participation Worker – 1 post (Funded by BBC Children In Need for 36 Months)

Location: This post covers the Glen Road/ Andersonstown Areas and will be attached to St Teresa’s Youth Centre

Responsible to: Senior Youth Worker

Accountability: Representatives from St Teresa’s Youth Centre’s Management Committee, Young People, Representatives from the local community.


At present St Teresa’s Youth Centre is attempting to bring about closer collaboration and more effective management and co-ordination among local services through better strategic planning, deployment of people and focusing of resources to support the following outcomes:

Young Women’s Participation Worker to address the under representation of young women accessing youth centre facilities and programmes

Improved collaboration with other boards, education partners, health and social services boards and trusts and others, in meeting the needs of young women in the transitional period from adolescence to adulthood

The increased participation of young women in youth activities providing opportunities for their personal and social development;

Innovation across board service to meet the changing educational, social and welfare needs of young women

Meeting the needs of socially disadvantaged and marginalized young women across the youth service age range

Involvement of parents and the local community

Ongoing development of community relations work within the youth services with particular emphasis on the participation of young women


Through needs assessment and in consultation with the local community, the person appointed will be responsible for the creation of opportunities and initiatives focussed on group work, community relations, gender work and other areas relating to the youth work curriculum, which will enhance opportunity for the personal and social development of young women.

Requirements: The post holder will be required to have:-

  • Be qualified in accordance with JNC Report for Youth Workers, paragraph 5
  • Minimum of 3 year’s experience working with young people and in particular young women and girls at risk in a community setting in a voluntary or paid capacity.
  • Show evidence in delivering, planning and organising programmes that address the expressed needs of young women.
  • Have experience of liaising with families and young women
  • Must be available to work flexible hours – evenings and weekends – for attendance at residential events etc.
  • Management experience desirable.

General Duties: Under supervision the person will:-

1 Work with young women and assist in enabling them to develop a suitable range of personal and social skills.

2 Within the Andersonstown area the worker will assess the needs, provide advice and support and liaise with those organisations best suited to aid the inclusiveness and participation of young women in our programme and provision

3 To work directly with young women in all appropriate settings to ensure the optimum take up of advice and provision

4 To work with other adult staff in a team, to provide a programme of activities, services and facilities to deliver the youth service curriculum to young women.

5 It is expected that workers will avail of relevant training offers, either accredited or non-accredited. To undergo a comprehensive induction programme.

Salary: £20,000 year 1, £21,000 year 2 and £22,000 Year 3

Hours of Duty: 30 hrs per week to be worked daytime, evenings and weekends.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 13th December

To Apply please click the APPLY NOW button below and forward your CV.

Interviews are due to be held w/c 17th December