We are excited to have two new staff members joining asphaleia in the next month or so. And they will both be undertaking a new role; Youth Voice and Participation Worker.
The aim for this role is to develop and deliver an ambitious participation strategy for asphaleia, supporting our children & young people, linking with the community, and helping embed participation across all asphaleia services.
Their role will involve; delivering participation activities with young people, coordinating activities that aim to promote young people's voice and raise awareness of 'voice of the child', and researching opportunities to work in partnership with external organisations to promote youth participation in the community.
They will also work with our communications team to promote communications with young people internally, as well as sharing relevant information with yp through various means.
Organising an activities programme, which includes work experience and work taster opportunities and environmental awareness will be on their to-do lists too.
The key part to their jobs will be applying a young person-centred approach in all participation activities, ensuring inclusivity and that approaches and actions are adapted according to need.
YP interview candidates
We often have YP involved in the recruitment process for delivery staff but it was essential to have their help with recruiting this particular role. So three YP planned and lead one of the interview stages and did a great job.