Call for Youth Work Service with Aġenzija Żagħażagħ  01/10/2019
Call for Youth Work Service with Aġenzija Żagħażagħ

1. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for a Youth Work Provision of Service to be provided in Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s Community Based Services.

2. The responsibilities of the Youth Worker include an ability to provide:

  • A positive social network and safe environment for the young people participating in the programme/s and/or service/s at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ
  • Holistic personal development opportunities which are empowering and motivating
  • Deliver quality youth work services in accordance with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s policies, objectives standards and procedures
  • Engage with young people in a leisure and entertainment working areas as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide care and support, informal education and referral to other services where required
  • Work as part of a team and collaborate with management and youth workers within Aġenzija Żgħażagħ
  • Keep attendance and participation records of young people attending the programme/s and/or service/s
  • Participate in meetings and internal evaluations as necessary at no additional cost
  • Provide at least a quarter in advance, the programme planned including the activities, to be delivered to young people, which has to be approved by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained and that data is protected according to law

3. The successful service candidates should hold:

  • a qualification in Youth and Community Studies at diploma level or higher

4. The successful service candidates will be offered a two year contract agreement with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for a minimum of three hours per week mainly in the evenings or over the weekend and according to the selected candidates’ availability hours mutually agreed and annexed to the contract, to perform duties on a different number of projects such as youth cafes, detached work, outreach or any other project, that Aġenzija Żgħażagħ deems fit for the community. Availibility   

5. The rate is €12.50 per hour of service delivered [or contact time with young people] if the candidate holds a degree or higher qualification in Youth Work and €10.50 per hour of service delivered [or contact time with young people] for candidates with a diploma, which either rate is inclusive of all taxes and no further fees shall be charged for travelling, preparation for sessions including meetings in relation to the programme/s and/or service/s. 

6. Motivation letters including a Europass CV, work experience, references and certificate copies of qualifications and the police conduct are to be submitted to Aġenzija Żgħażagħ St. Joseph High Road Santa Venera SVR 1013 in a sealed envelope by not later than 24th October 2019 noon. Applications by post should be sent by registered mail, allowing sufficient time to ensure delivery by the above deadline. These applications will be acknowledged in writing by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ within seven days.

7. Eligible candidates providing such service will be interviewed by a selection board to assess their  suitability for the post.

8. Original certificates and testimonials are to be submitted for verification at the interview.

9. The Selection Criteria and weightings set for the interview are the following: Knowledge about the agency and context 20%; Knowledge and Suitability about the post including understanding of the role and experience 40%; Abilities and Skills including applied learning, communication skills, team work and leadership skills 25%and Personal Attributes including motivation and commitment; adaptability and flexibility and personality 15%.

10. Late applications will be not be considered.

For further information or queries please phone Rowena M Borg on 22586700 or via e-mail rowena-marie.borg@gov.mt from Monday to Friday from 08:30 till 13:30 hours.