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Youth Worker- New Life Church Castle Douglas

2year Contract- Part Time
Closing Date- 15th October 2019

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy. New Life Church Castle Douglas is part of the Elim Pentecostal Church.

As a growing Christian denomination and large charity, Elim is made up of people who give of their time, talent and resources not simply because of a brand but because of a compelling cause. Elim is committed to sharing and communicating the good news of Jesus Christ creatively, compassionately and courageously in every community. Our volunteers and staff are the key to achieving that purpose. We are dedicated to developing a culture where collectively we can make a difference and individually we can thrive.

The Elim Pentecostal Church is a growing Movement of more than 550 Christian congregations in the UK and Ireland. Elim was founded in 1915 by George Jeffreys, a young Christian from Maesteg in South Wales. Jeffreys and a group of friends, known as the Elim Evangelistic Band, preached, started churches and witnessed a move of God that was characterised by miraculous healings and an explosion in the number of people becoming Christians.

In a world that can feel like a desert, our 21st-century churches seek to be a place of spiritual resource within their communities. The founders wanted the name of their new Movement to express their vision and values, and so chose ‘Elim’, the name of an oasis in the Bible that the people of Israel discovered as they wandered through the desert. It provided shade and refreshment to all who encountered it.

About New Life Church Castle Douglas
Our focus at church is very much about being part of family. We recognise that everyone from the youngest to the oldest is part of team and has a vital contribution to make. We socialise together, pray and worship together, walk through life together and grow together. Our heart is to be a demonstration of the Kingdom of God to those in our community, through our outreaches, Food bank, Debt Centre, Youth Centre, activities for the elderly and more!

Purpose
To work with the Director of Youth Initiatives to facilitate a Youth Centre operating 3 times a week in Castle Douglas.
To assess and deliver key programmes to help the natural and spiritual development of the young people.

Duties
Assisting in running and co-ordinating outreaches, discipleship and mentoring on a weekly basis.
Pastoral support to the young people.
Assisting and training volunteers to ensure quality service provision in every aspect of the Youth Centre
Mentoring young people and explaining the Christian faith in simple and innovative ways.
Organise away days during school holidays.
Basic cleaning and maintenance of the Youth Centre and its facilities.

Skills
Excellent inter-personal skills
Ability to work on own initiative and part of a team
Computer literate in Microsoft Office
Ability to remain calm under pressure
Ability to resolve conflicts, and bring resolution with people

Experience
Minimum 2 years youth work in rural communities
Pastoral and/or mentoring experience with young people
Proven track record in youth work or related field

Desirable
Full UK Driving Licence
GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above, or equivalent
Training in Children Protection Policy, or similar
First Aid qualification, or similar

Benefits
Monthly Salary
Full board single accommodation
28 days paid annual leave (Per annum)
Living as part of a vibrant Christian community in a beautiful part of Scotland

Apply
Applicants for a job with New Life Church Castle Douglas will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary skills, experience and attributes relevant to this advertised vacancy. All applicants should be committed to the Elim Pentecostal Church’s mission and values. This post is subject to an occupational requirement that the holder be a practising Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.

Please email david@newlifecastledouglas.com with any queries or to request full details and an application form.

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