Vacancies

CHURCH OF CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE – CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKER

5 hours a week for 40 weeks a year (plus 4 weeks paid holiday): £2200

Are you a dynamic and effective practitioner able to empower children and young people? Do you have a good understanding of current thinking of the ministry of children’s and youth work? Do you have passion for discipleship among children/young people?

If so, you may be the person we are looking for to revive and re-energise the programme for children and young people during our 10.30 Sunday morning service. This post is subject to our safer recruiting process and a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will be required.

If you are interested in working in a multicultural ecumenical church in the city centre of Milton Keynes please contact us for an information pack and an application form (we do not accept CVs) to: Mark Okor T 01908-237777 E mark.okor@cornerstonemk.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 25th August 2017 

Interview date:  31.08. 2017

pdf version to download – Job Vacancy – Youth worker at Christ the Cornerstone

 

Job description

  • for 5 hours a week for 40 weeks a year (plus 4 weeks paid holiday)
  • to lead and develop the provision for children / young people during our 10.30 Sunday morning services (with the exception, initially, of monthly family worship)
  • to revive and re-energise the Sunday sessions for children / young people
  • to encourage the children and young people in their relationships with God
  • to liaise regularly with the clergy team
  • to lead, motivate, organise and develop a team of volunteers to assist in the work
  • to organise or lead informal training of volunteer workers where necessary
  • to plan, prepare and deliver suitable activities in line with the ‘Roots Children and Young People’s Resources’ or other such schemes
  • to organise occasional contributions by children / young people to worship
  • to liaise with parents and encourage attendance
  • to consult with children about what they would like

Future developments could include some involvement with confirmation preparation for older children and / or involvement with a possible new monthly Sunday evening initiative for contemporary / fresh expressions worship

The children / young people’s worker will:

  • have an active Christian faith
  • enjoy working with children
  • have experience of working with children / young people, preferably in a church context
  • respect diversity (denominational, cultural, ethnic, economic) and be committed to equal opportunities
  • understand and provide for the differing needs and abilities of children
  • be appreciative of our ecumenical foundation
  • be sensitive and approachable
  • have a full understanding of safeguarding and safety issues
  • be able to motivate and enthuse volunteers
  • Have a clear understanding of the use of social media and its application to the work of youth and children