Community Development Worker (CDW) Worthy Down - Army Welfare Service

Civil Service

Job Description

The Community Development Worker (CDW) is responsible for the delivery of Play, Youth and Community provision to members of the Service community within the posts area of responsibility. This may include the management of community centre activities, delivery of a club, initiative or project and the development of provision for all sections of the community as identified within the Community Needs Analysis.

The CDW works within the wider community to support Service families through the provision of CS activities and volunteer led CS activities, working directly with, training or providing support and advice to existing and new community groups. This includes the development, delivery and support of play, youth and community activities achieved through a variety of strategies including building-based and outreach work with responsibility for the recruitment and management of volunteers, to assist in this role.

This role requires travel to other sites for which a UK Drivers' Licence is essential.ResponsibilitiesThis role is suited to a professionally qualified Youth & Community Worker (see specific JNC qualification requirements within this advert) with a dynamic and creative approach to the job, who is looking to extend their experience into an interesting and challenging role.

Key Responsibilities are:

1. Provide professional guidance within the area of responsibility (AOR) to the chain of command, welfare staff and volunteers for the delivery of play work, youth work and community development.

2. Be actively engaged face to face with communities to identify need, deliver training, support volunteers and work with children and young people. Work flexibly across locations as required, supporting day time, evening and weekend activities.

3. Prepare as directed and update annually, site specific Community Profile, Needs Analysis and Action Plans in consultation with the local chain of command and relevant community groups.

4. Develop, deliver, facilitate and evaluate CS activity projects in accordance with National Occupational Standards, CS quality improvement policy, health & safety, MOD Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults policy and procedures and other relevant MOD policy.

5. Identify, negotiate for and secure through partnership liaison, resources to facilitate the delivery of community support activities within AOR, staffing through HQ AWS. Produce reports on partnership, plans and evaluations.

6. Take direction from the Senior CDW on collaboration with AWS colleagues, MoD welfare providers and agencies, schools and other external stakeholders to promote new initiatives and integrate the delivery of community support activities and assure local needs are met.

7. Actively recruit, supervise and support volunteers, providing relevant training to individuals and groups in accordance with CS Volunteer Development Policy

8. Attend In-Service education/relevant training for on-going professional development of Youth and Community work.

9. Undertake Line Management duties as required by the post.

10. Work in accordance with appropriate MOD policies and procedures, AWS Standard Operating Instructions (SOI) and within the Army Code of Confidentiality.

11. Undertake other duties within the terms and conditions appropriate to the grade and role as directed by the Line Manager.

12. Advice given in the delivery of all the above should be in accordance with MoD policy, current legislation, local governance arrangements, AWS Standard Operating Instructions (SOIs), Army Code of Confidentiality, MoD Directorate for Children and Young People (DCYP) priorities and MoD Service Families Strategy.

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