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CV, Graduate Support Worker seeks work in Radstock area of Somerset

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 7794

List top 5 skills: empathic, great listening skills, patience
Short Bio:

I volunteered for a year in a youth club after leaving school and led groups of young people in various activities including sports and arts. While I was at University I spent 3 years volunteering with a young disabled boy and would take him out for a few hours a week to do a fun activity. After graduating I worked for 18 months in children's homes with challenging teenagers and had to deal with many difficult situations. I have just completed a summer placement leading groups of young people in various activities.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:



Education

University of Brighton, 2008 – 2011

BA Honours English Literature and Sociology – 2:1

Norton Radstock College, 2007 – 2008

Youth Work JNC Level Two

Counselling Skills Level Two

Creative Writing Level One

City of Bath College, 2004 – 2005

A Level English Language and Literature – C

AS Level Media Studies – B

Employment

• The Challenge Network – Senior Mentor, July 2013 – August 2013

A temporary role that involved leading a group of 12 young people for a 3 week program designed to teach them the skills of leadership, teamwork and self-initiative in order to help them in terms of future employability and positive citizenship.

• Brainfruit – Workshop Leader, Jan 2013 – Sep 2013

Working for a registered charity in Brighton whose aim it is to reach out into the local community and promote literacy and creative writing among disadvantaged young people, I ran a series of workshops at various venues for this project.

• Anderida Adolescent Care – Project Worker, March 2012 – Sep 2013

Working in Children’s Homes with young people with challenging behaviours, being involved in decision making and in the day to day running of the homes and offering support and encouragement to the service users.

• Blue Arrow – Various, July 2011 – September 2011

Working for an employment agency and being sent on various contracts, including refuse and recycling collection.

• The Children’s Society – Voluntary Befriender, January 2010 – March 2012

This position involved spending time with a disabled young person each week, initiating fun activities and building up a relationship of trust that served to engage the young person, improving their self-esteem, social skills and confidence.

• Safe Collective – Voluntary Workshop Organiser, Jun 2009 – Aug 2009

A job held over summer that involved designing creative writing workshops at various festivals, inventing activities that would engage young people, making it creative and fun and asking them to share their work

• Radstock Youth Centre – Voluntary Youth Worker, Jan 2008 – Sep 2008

Post involved shadowing the established youth workers to see how they conduct events, and then creating activities for the young people, including sports, pottery, art, and drugs and sexual health awareness

• Edinburgh Woollen Mill – Customer Service Assistant, Jan 2008 – Sep 2008

This job involved engaging with customers, sorting stock and cashing up tills

• Bigwood Play Systems – Playground Manufacturer, Jul 2006 – Dec 2007

Post involved heavy labour, carrying lumber and helping to build various designs of wooden framed playground equipment

• Blisters UK Ltd – Production Line Operative, Jul 2005 – Jun 2006

Post involved heavy lifting and packaging of goods