Interim Youth Worker

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St. Paul’s and St. John’s
Employee
£13 an hour

The Transform Widnes' Youth Worker will lead, coordinate and develop ministry for 12–18- year-olds in the Transform Widnes congregation(s), so that young people know and grow in their relationship with Jesus. A key part of this role is facilitating a team that can reach out to young people who are not part of the Church, building relationships and ultimately drawing them into the life of Transform Widnes. This could involve clubs in secondary schools or detached youth work on the local parks.

Planning and provision of youth ministry:

  • Source, develop and maintain structures and content that create engaging and empowering environments for young people to encounter Jesus and be discipled.
  • Ensure a high quality, Holy Spirit inspired time for young people in the Transform Widnes congregation(s).
  • Liaise with families to support and encourage them to bring their young people up knowing Jesus.
  • Source and maintain equipment and supplies for the effective running of youth ministry
  • Deliver weekly youth clubs, discipleship groups and regular detached youth work
  • Develop and build on relationships with local schools to provide missional schools work

Training of volunteers & team building:

  • Inspire and coordinate the recently formed, and dedicated, Transform Widnes Youth team.
  • Ensure the ongoing training and development of the Transform Widnes Youth team, including leading regular team times.
  • Undertake ongoing professional development and research in secular and church-based practice and transfer to the local context where possible and appropriate

Safeguarding

  • To work alongside the Safeguarding Officer for Transform Widnes to ensure all policies and procedures are implemented.

Integration & Championing of Young People

  • Envision youth ministry teams, leadership teams and the congregation that every young person can have a meaningful, Spirit-led relationship with God.
  • Member of Transform Widnes core team (effectively SLT).
  • Contribute to the welcome and newcomers’ process for young people.

Key relationships

  • Transform Widnes Hub Leader
  • Transform Widnes Core Team members
  • Transform Widnes Youth team
  • Local schools

General

  • Become a fully committed member of Transform Widnes. This means being a committed member of a connect group, by attending 2-3 times a month

Essential:

  • Passionate about the youth and supporting and growing them in their faith
  • Proven experience of working with youth in detached and a church context
  • Strong safeguarding knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiasm, energy, commitment and a sense of humour
  • Flexible attitude
  • Good leadership and interpersonal skills
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Experience of managing people, both paid employees and volunteers

Desirable:

  • Good IT skills, including full knowledge of MS Office package, or similar software (Word, Excel, database management)
  • Budget management