Comics Youth CIC – Creative Youth Worker

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Contract: 12 Months (subject to funding).
Term: Full time.
Salary: £22.5k per annum.
Hours per week: 35 hours.
Reporting to: Managing Director.
Location: Make CIC Hamilton Square and homeworking.

Employer Bio

Comics Youth CIC is an innovative non-profit that delivers comics-based literacy and wellbeing projects for disadvantaged children and young people aged 8-25 within Merseyside and the wider Knowsley Borough. The overall ethos of the organisation is to break down participation barriers for marginalised groups including looked after children, LGBTQIA young people, global majority youth, care leavers, young carers and young people experiencing complex mental ill health within the Liverpool City Region to make, create and publish comic books about salient community issues. Sessions are delivered within safe, inclusive, and indiscriminate community venues.

Job Overview

The role of Creative Youth Worker role is a position that is integral to the development of Comics Youth CIC’s core mission and objectives. The successful candidate will support session leads and work across x3 Comics Youth CIC projects including: Graphic Medicine, Turn the Page, and their open-access sessions for juniors and seniors.

Within Graphic Medicine, they will provide comics-focused sessions for chronically and/or terminally ill young people aged 8-18 via the delivery of ward-based or online graphic narrative sessions. Within Turn the Page, they will provide comics-focused social prescription activities for young people aged 16-25 who experience anxiety/and or depression. This will include 1-2-1 or group work. Within their Open Access sessions, the postholder will support their Session Leads to deliver a wide menu of choice for their junior ‘comics clubs’ and ‘Here for the Nerds’ sessions.

The post holder will develop resources and session plans for young people and deliver a mix of 1-2-1 and group work via Microsoft teams or face-to-face. They will also complete illustrations of young people’s narrative stories in comic art form. 60% of the role will entail direct youth work; 20% will entail illustration work and 20% admin and development work (EG-recruitment).

To read the full job description and to apply, please click here.

Deadline: 12 pm on Wednesday 3 January 2024.

Contact Details: rhiannon@comicsyouth.co.uk.

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