EA Youth Service Trainee Youth Support Worker Scheme

‘Earn as you learn’ scheme for 18-25 year olds who wish to gain training and experience in youth leadership.

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Scheme Overview

The aim of this scheme is to support young adults who wish work within the Youth Service through the delivery of youth work training and direct experience working in a youth work setting.  You will gain the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge supported by EA tutors, a placement supervisor and a scheme coordinator. The scheme is delivered over a set period and with a maximum limit of hours, this is outlined in the candidate information pack which can be downloaded with an application form. After completion of the programme you will able to apply for Youth Support Worker posts within the Education Authority. Participation in this programme does not guarantee you a paid position at the end of the scheme

Training Programme

All participants on the programme will receive training in:

  • Youth Support Worker Qualification
  • Child Protection Awareness Course
  • Moving Ahead with CRED Course
  • Emergency Basic First Aid Course
  • 2 skills-based courses (e.g. games)

Participants will also be able to select additional courses based on their needs 

Placement Programme

All participants on the programme will be allocated a placement within a Youth Centre or Youth Project setting, during which they will receive support from their placement supervisor and scheme coordinator. Placements are allocated based on your preferences selected on your application from. The minimum expectation will be 2 x 3  hour sessions per week

Earn as you Learn

All participants on the scheme will be paid per hour for attendance on training courses and during their placement within a youth work setting. Participants will be paid at the Assistant Youth Support Worker rate. EA will also provide transport to attend all the training elements of the programme as well as covering residential costs for the Youth Support Worker Qualification. All training dates are within the Candidate Information pack and participants must confirm their full availability for training.  Failure to attend all elements may result in the termination of your participation in the scheme

Access NI Requirement

This scheme is considered a regulated activity working with young people. As such participants who are successful will only be offered a placement when a satisfactory Enhanced background check has been completed. EA will pay the costs for this check

How to get involved

EA Youth Service will be hosting information and induction evenings on the dates and at venues noted below. You can attend one of these sessions to get more information and apply to the programme.

Council Area

Date                 

Time    

Venue                                        

Enquires Telephone  

Ards North Down

Wed.08 May

7-9pm

Ards Arena Youth Centre          

028 9056 6862

Lisburn & Castlereagh

Thurs.09 May

7-9pm

Laurelhill Youth Centre            

028 9056 6862

Belfast

Wed.01 May

7-9pm

Finaghy Youth Centre

028 9598 5602

Thurs.02 May

7-9pm

Colin Youth Development Centre

028 9598 5602

Mon.29 April

7-9pm

Hammer Youth Centre

028 9035 2774

Causeway Coast & Glens

Mon. 29 April

7-9pm

Limavady Youth Centre

028 7035 2279

Thurs.02 May

7-9pm

Sunlea Youth Centre

028 7035 2279

Fermanagh & Omagh

Tues.30 April

7-9pm

Omagh Youth Centre        

028 8241 1486

Tues.30 April

7-9pm

Lakeland Youth Centre

028 8241 1486

Mid Ulster

Tues.30 April

7-9pm

Magherafelt Youth Centre

028 8241 1486

Tues.30 April

7-9pm

Cookstown Youth Resource Centre

028 8241 1486

Armagh, Banbridge Craigavon

Wed. 08 May

7-9pm

Epicentre Armagh

028 3751 2342

Thurs. 09 May

7-9pm

Brownlow Youth Resource Centre

028 3751 2342

Derry & Strabane

Wed. 08 May

7-9pm

Derry Youth Office

028 7131 3444

Wed. 08 May

7-9pm

Strabane Youth Resource Centre

028 7131 3444

Mid & East Antrim

Mon. 29th

7-9pm

Ballykeel Youth Centre

028 2586 1725

Tues. 30 April

7-9pm

Sunnylands Youth Centre

028 2586 1725

Antrim & Newtownabbey

Wed. 01 May

7-9pm

Glengormley Youth Centre

028 2586 1725

Newry, Mourne & Down

Wed. 01 May

12-2pm

Hub, Southern Regional College, Patrick St, Newry Campus

028 3025 1515

Tue 30 April

12-2pm

Main Hall, South Eastern Regional College, Downpatrick Campus

028 3025 1515

For more information contact:

Narene Skeffington (Senior Youth Officer for Training)

Narene.skeffington@eani.org.uk

Tel. 028 9056 6430

What to bring with you for the induction & information evening;

  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your Home address and postcode
  • Your Telephone details
  • Reference details information (two required, please seek their consent prior to attendance)
    • Name
    • Organisation
    • Position
    • Address
    • Telephone Number
    • Email address
  • Relevant Identification for Access NI check (Download PDF below for number of and list of accepted forms of ID)
Last upated: 29/04/2019