Not at Kerith but at Oakwood Youth Challenge. Tony Pudner is looking to expand the already amazing work at Oakwood and is looking for both a 'regular' youth worker, and one with experience of working with children with special needs.
Below is a message from Tony with more details. If you're interested, or know someone else who would be interested, the please contact Tony who would love to hear from you!
Dear Friends of Oakwood
First of all may I take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year. I have very much appreciated your support in the past and I look forward to seeing you in 2010.
I must confess that right now I am emailing you for your help. As you may know Oakwood has a clear goal of having a major impact on local youth; to challenge them physically, socially and spiritually. I believe that young people are put under huge pressures particularly regarding morality in an environment of social, financial and global uncertainty. An essential part of teenage development is the taking of risk. Many of the activities at Oakwood are designed to allow young people to experience risk but within a safe environment. My aim is for Oakwood to teach young people to take on challenge both as individuals and teams. I want Oakwood to be a credible, exciting and acceptable alternative within an environment centred on biblical standards.
During 2009 I estimate that we had 25,000 visits representing an annual growth of 40%. While this sounds a large number, in order to achieve our goal of having a major impact and providing a credible alternative, I need to increase the number of visits to in excess of 200,000. In order to facilitate this expansion I have 2 key full-time positions at Oakwood that I need to fill and I would request your help here.The first is for a youth worker to take charge of extending our very successful youth clubs. It is also our privilege to run youth clubs for special needs children, and the second position is for someone to lead this work.
If you are aware of any candidates that might be suitable, or indeed any bulletin board that the job descriptions could be posted on, I would be extremely grateful.
Thank you again for your help, and I wish you every success for 2010.
Tony Pudner (07909 526120)