Lead Project Worker - Emotional Health and wellbeing

Y:Zone - Children and Young People’s

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Project

2 posts fixed term 31st October 2020

Y:Zone Lead Project Worker, 30-37.5 hours per week FTE £20,430 - £22,000

Y:Zone Project Worker, 16 hours per week FTE £18,228

If you are looking for a meaningful job, a caring, progressive work environment and an opportunity to reach your fullest potential, consider a career with the YMCA.

We are seeking individuals who are inspired by playing an important role in changing people’s lives and therefore communities. We are all about creating inspirational pathways and opportunities, opening doors and welcoming all to get involved and make a positive difference. Working with us means helping children, youth, adults and seniors at all levels of ability, from all walks of life, to develop their self esteem and potential in new ways.


Y:Zone is a project developed by the YMCA and funded through BBC Children in Need to support young people aged 6-13 from disadvantaged backgrounds who are going through a family change such as a parental separation or bereavement and may suffer further disadvantage as a result. The project delivers three programmes a week lasting approx. 12 weeks each to support children and young people with their thoughts, feelings and behaviours throughout this difficult transition alongside fun positive activities and holiday schemes

Job purpose (both roles):

To develop, plan and deliver the Y:Zone programme and activities to vulnerable young people aged 6-13 to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Children and Young People who are going through a family separation will have improved coping strategies and resilience
  • Children and young people will have a reduction in anger and aggression related outbursts as    they are better able to deal with their feeling and emotions
  • Children and young people will have improved communication and be better able to talk about the issues that are affecting them

Lead Worker additional responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a referral system for children and young people to access support.
  • Supervising staff, trainees and volunteers.
  • Monitoring and delivering the programme within the given budgets.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the Y:Zone programme within formats agreed by YMCA and preparing reports for programme funders.

The project will run after school and early evenings 3 days per week

For an application pack, please email bradfordrecruitment@fyldecoastymca.org

Closing date for the role(s) is: Monday 16th September 2019 by 9:00am

Interviews: Thursday 26th September 2019

Please note, that due to the high volume of applications we are currently receiving, we are only able to contact candidates who are successful in progressing to the next stage. If you have not been contacted within 5 working days of the closing date, then please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Job Information Pack

Application Pack

Equal Opportunities Form

Closing date: 16th September 2019 9:00am
Hours: 30-37.5
Salary: £20,430 - £22,000
Salary Frequency: Per annum
This job is connected with: YMCA Bradford