Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Job Advert - Gypsy and Traveller Young Persons' Worker

We are pleased to report that we have been successful in our funding bid to the Travellers' Aid Trust to employ a Gypsy and Traveller Young Persons' Worker. The post is funded for the next 2 years, 12 hours a week, during term term (42 weeks). £18,212 pro rata.

The Gypsy and Traveller Young Persons' Worker will

  • provide literacy, numeracy and basic skills support on a one-to-one basis to Gypsy & Traveller young people and have the understanding and passion to address the barriers to education and training experienced by these communities.

  • join a dedicated staff team, building on the existing projects and relationships we have already among Travelling communities, to assist young Travellers in identifying training needs and wishes and working on the barriers to their engagement. 

  •  build on our partnerships with statutory, voluntary and community sector to help identify existing provision of appropriate courses and training for young Travellers, developing clear communication between providers, young people and their families in order to address any issues as they come up and finding workable solutions where possible. 

  •  initiate the developing of bespoke courses with nationally recognised qualifications, which meet the needs of Gypsy & Traveller young people in Cornwall and can be delivered through TravellerSpace partnerships. 

For further details email tspace AT travellerspace-cornwall.org (replacing the AT with @) or ring 01736 366 940.

Closing date for applications is 3rd June, 2013.

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