EMPLOYMENT SKILLS AND SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Pre Employment Project
For young unemployed people aged 14-25 yrs old. Aims; to improve participants employability. The group work element involves a 'get to know me' period and provides activity taster sessions such as media skills, sport, dance, camp crafts, healthy lifestyle sessions, environmental, research, debates etc. This 'intro' period enables staff to gauge what is of interest to individuals and plan with participants the next period to include sessions they enjoy, so the young person is more likely to remain interested and engaged. Alongside chosen activities the programme includes opportunities for participants to develop life skills that are desirable and gain accreditations.
Staff are qualified to deliver a wide and varied spectrum of accredited courses such as sports leadership, health & fitness and skilled and experienced in supporting learners to develop vital life skills, which are extremely desirable in the jobs market such as problem solving, negotiating, resolving conflict, goal setting, communication skills and carrying out agreed responsibilities
Employers, trainers and education providers are invited to provide information sessions to present opportunities available to the young people and visits to prospective employers, colleges and training providers are arranged.
One to Ones - Alongside provision of personal development programmes young people are able to access individual support, offering a full range of support, beginning with helping individuals decide what type of work they would like to do, putting a CV together, researching job vacancies, completing application forms, the worker provides whatever support is needed whether it is interview techniques, writing cover letters, securing apprenticeship or training opportunity. The worker takes time to sit with the young person to find out what they want to do and what steps are needed to reach their goal, making telephone calls to training providers and prospective employers, arranging meetings and when required accompanying individuals.
The young person works on a plan of action with support from the worker to identify what steps need to be taken to achieve employment. The worker provides the young person with access to advice and support with regards to seeking employment / training opportunities and for improving their confidence to approach employers. The work is very much one to one, promoting positive relationships and providing encouragement. The worker takes time to sit with the young person to find out what they want to do and what steps are needed to reach their goal, making telephone calls to training providers and prospective employers, arranging meetings and when required accompanying individuals.
A small access fund provides a means for removing barriers to employment by paying for training and / or fares to interviews etc.
PIPE (Positive Impact Project East)
Postive Impact Programme East (PIPE)
A programme of health and wellbeing related activities for all ages and abilities, including those with special needs. Activities include non-competitive sports and leadership training. Health awareness sessions such as smoking cessation, alcohol misuse. Allotments project involving planning, planting, nurturing, reaping seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs. Cooking and healthy eating on a budget. Volunteers are actively involved with all aspects of the programme.
Youth Work Sessions
Evening youth work sessions provide a safe and friendly place for young people to seek information and allows young people to socialise and interact within a supportive environment. Alongside the following activities young people have access to one to one support should they require this.
- Computers for Homework
- Game Consoles'
- Issue Based Discussion
- Nail Art
- One to One Support
- Smoking Cessation
- Snooker / Pool
- Table Tennis
“Having the chance to share my worries and off load onto the staff is very important to me as I feel like I can’t talk about certain things to my family or teachers as I don’t want to worry them with my concerns”
From a Young Person
Sans Street Youth & Community Centre works very closely in partnership with local schools, personal development work includes work with young people with behavioural problems or/and on the verge of exclusion .
Programmes are tailored to identified need, involving building relationships of trust and respect with the young people, group work and one to ones.
Drop In Session
Fundays help the community to access a wide range of activities for all ages, such as bouncy castle and bungee run, face painting, circus skills, football, jewellery making, hairdressing, cookery, arts & crafts, bingo and raffles etc.
For updates for our day to day activities please view our facebook page here.