Media Education are hiring a Youth Support Worker to join our Film Fridays team.
About Film Fridays:
Film Fridays (established 2013) is a free weekly drop in filmmaking club that runs every Friday from 5-7pm at Media Education for young people aged 13+. The club is run by Media Education filmmakers and led by the interests of the group.
Each Friday the group make a short film together, with hands on use of filmmaking equipment so everyone can get stuck in right away. It is always a creative and lively space where the group can try out ideas, negotiate, problem solve, improvise, socialise and access experienced filmmakers to learn new skills and bring their ideas to life.
Anyone can come along and we make sure there is support for young people with disabilities or additional support needs to participate. This ethos has built a dynamic and inclusive space where everyone is valued and learns from each other.
About the role:
Fridays 4:45 – 7:15 pm £15 per hour.
We are looking for a dynamic Youth Support Worker to join the Film Fridays team. This person’s main role is to support and encourage all members of Film Fridays to participate and freely express themselves and their ideas. They will create a welcoming and friendly environment and encourage individuals to use their initiative, have fun, try new things and support others. They will pick up on and manage any challenging behaviours and support young people through any barriers or concerns. They will help to facilitate group activities with the lead filmmakers and contribute to the design and evaluation of what goes on at the club.
Skills and experience we are looking for:
● Friendly and caring approach
● Understanding of how to empower young people
● Practical experience of working in a support role with young people with disabilities and additional support needs
● Practical experience of facilitating group activities
● Awareness and sensitivity of what support young people with disabilities and additional support needs might want
● Excellent communication and confident leadership skills
● Ability to support and respect people’s mental health and wellbeing
● Interest in creative arts methods in the personal and social development of individuals
● Responsive, adaptable and flexible
● Strong initiative
● Calm working method at all times
● Ability to recognise opportunities to demonstrate resilience, independence and problem-solving to young people
● Enthusiasm, energy and ability to motivate others
● Reliable team player
● Commitment to equality, inclusivity
● Already a member of PVG Disclosure scheme
● First aid trained
● Appropriate training in administering medication
● Interest in film, media and popular culture
● Area of specialism or special interest related to youth work practice
● Practical experience of delivering interventions relating to young people
● Trained in Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid
If you’d like to put yourself forward for this role, please email Claire MacCrory via firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering email and CV by end of the day on Wednesday 21st June and we’ll give you a call by the end of the week. Shortlisted people will be invited to come in and meet us. Thanks for your time!