Children's and Youth Worker

Full-time £22000-£28000 / year

Temple (CF37 2BP)

Date posted: 18th June 2024
Application ends: 9th July 2024

We're looking to appoint an inspiring & enthusiastic person, who feels a strong calling to work with Children & Young people. Such a calling will be borne out of a great love for the Lord, a deep knowledge of His word & a passion to see lives changed


/// specific description The Children's & Youth Worker will be focussed on mission and ministry among children and youth. The core purpose of the role is to help the church to: nurture and disciple children and youth within our church engage with children and their families in the community, especially those with whom the church has contact /// leading & vision With the leadership team, articulate a vision & strategy for our Children & Youth ministries. Working with ministry volunteers, lead the implementation of that vision to further develop a joined-up approach to witness and discipleship. /// worship Work with the Pastor in helping shape how we enable children and families to be part of our worshipping community. /// outreach Work with our volunteers and the Pastor to spiritually engage and pastorally support children and families in our wider community Working with volunteers, contribute to the planning and implementation of family and community events with the aim of leading people on their faith journey (these might include events such as Holiday clubs, messy church, community fun days, etc.) /// discipleship / pastoring    Build relationships with children and youth, engage with them, and help them grow in their faith and spirituality. Coordinate, develop & champion our children and youth groups, communicating with parents, and recruiting and training a team of volunteers. /// personal faith / legal There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the postholder will be a committed Christian because of the Christian discipleship and evangelism responsibilities of the role.  The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the UK and will be subject to a probation period of 3 months /// contract / duration Currently we have funding available for 2 years, full-time post. We would also be open to discussions around job sharing and part-time work

Required skills

/// Experience  Previous experience of working with children and families in a church context. Essential Previous experience of leading worship with children and families. Desirable Previous experience of working within a community context. Desirable Experience of managing, supporting and developing volunteers. Desirable Experience of working in collaboration with schools. Desirable Understanding of the importance of safeguarding and familiarity with current safeguarding policies and practices. Essential /// Knowledge and Qualifications A passion for God with good knowledge of the Christian faith to such a degree that you are confident planning worship and teaching for children, have good Bible knowledge and ability to learn and draw on a wide range of resources. Essential Confident in the use of technology to work effectively with colleagues. Desirable /// Personal Qualities & Skills Essential Desirable Have satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosures and references Essential Ability to maintain professional boundaries when working with adults and children. Essential Well organised, able to plan and prioritise. Essential Ability to work as part of a team and also on own initiative, creative and reflective practitioner. Essential A competent team player who is willing to 'muck-in' where necessary, capable of taking the lead and also acting on instruction and accepting accountability. Essential Strong communication skills (written and verbal) with colleagues, volunteers, parents, carers and children. Essential Pastorally minded, able to relate to and support a wider variety of people, especially children. Essential Ability to get alongside children, engage with them and help them grow in their faith and spirituality. Essential


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