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Keyworker – Learning for Work


37 hours

1 year fixed term

Based at: Southside Youth and Community Centre


Salary: £24,982 - £27,041 full-time

Learning for Work is a bespoke education provision for young people who cannot access a mainstream college course. The course is for young people who have previously had disrupted schooling, these young people will often have social, emotional mental health needs. The young people on the course will have an active Education Health and Care plan (EHCP). The programme is delivered in partnership with Bath College

The course is tailored around the needs of the young person and focuses on developing positive relationships. The staff build genuine and supportive relationships with students, modeling resilience and determination and not giving up, providing young people with the support they need, when they need it. Key workers ensure students are kept safe, working collaboratively with families, carers and other professionals. The programme offers an individualised, inclusive, creative curriculum, helping students work towards their goals and become the people they want to be.


You will hold a small caseload of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and offer one to one support to enable them to access educational opportunities via the Learning for Work course. Working alongside the young person to identify positive activities and support them to access these to build confidence and improve their wellbeing. You will be part of a wider team of professionals supporting the students. You will liaise with other professionals and co-ordinate the young person’s weekly timetable. You will need to attend multi-agency meetings where appropriate and you will be the first point of contact for the young person and their parents/carers.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS and other employment checks.


If you would like further information, please call Chloe or Sam on 07530 263493 or 01225396980 or email contact@ycsw.org.uk


To apply:
Applications should be submitted on the YCSW application form attached to this advert. Completed applications should be sent to contact@ycsw.org.uk


Closing date: Friday 14th January at 9am


Interview date: Wednesday 19th January 2022

Volunteer For Seniors Group


2 hours per week

Based at: Southside Youth and Community Centre

This is a great opportunity to befriend and interact with the local senior citizens of Bath Whiteway's community. Youth Connect South West (YCSW) is looking for someone to donate 2 hours of their time a week to help support local senior citizens. 

What this will entail will be the seniors receiving a free meal where they can enjoy the activities from us and socialise amongst themselves, with an activity provided being the focus of this role. The volunteer will help run this activity for an hour roughly that will be something simple such as:


  • Group exercise / Walking

  • Live music

  • Pet therapy

  • Book Club

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Bingo & Tea

  • etc


Any help would be hugely beneficial experience and helpful towards these locals and the charity being able to operate all aspects of its service! It is a great opportunity to establish a connection with the community and put something valuable on your CV as well as leave a positive mark on your city while expanding your connection of networks!


If you feel you have the qualities, we are looking for please email Jacque.Garcia@ycsw.org.uk for a discussion.


Closing date: 14 February 2022

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