Trainee Youth Worker - Part-time (Greece)

Deadline for application: 
07 Dec 2018
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
Greece
Organisation: 
Refugee Trauma Initiative
Job type: 
trainee

The Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI) is recruiting a part-time paid trainee youth worker in our “Symeteho” Youth Leadership Scheme in Thessaloniki. As an integral part of a small and dynamic professional team, the trainee youth worker will be trained to contribute significantly to the operations of the “Dinami” Youth programme and develop the skills to become a leader. The role may require occasional travel outside Thessaloniki.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assisting with various aspects of the planning and implementation of activities under RTI’s Youth Leadership Programme.
  • Supporting community-based educational, social, health, recreational programs/activities for the project participants.
  • Individual communication with event applicants and participants.
  • Updating, editing, and production of event materials (participant lists, resources etc.).
  • Researching possible venues for our projects.
  • Processing of skills assessment forms.
  • Pre-event offsite logistics for courses and workshops.
  • Preparation of social media communication materials.
  • Taking notes in course and workshop sessions and preparing internal reports following the events.
  • Identification of potential new guest experts and facilitators.
  • Researching agencies and organisations for potential partnerships.
  • General administrative support.
  • Contribute to other tasks and projects as assigned by the Youth Psychosocial worker.
  • Organize the communication with the participants.

Your profile

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Greece immediately.
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the field of humanitarian affairs.
  • Able to work flexible hours (Between 9:00 and 17:00) and days including Saturday & Sunday (but, no more than 5 days per week).
  • Fluency in English and Greek required and/or Arabic/Kurdish/Farsi/Urdu preferred.
  • Able to work dynamically and to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected needs.
  • Able to take responsibility for assigned tasks and to respect processes and confidentiality.
  • Capacity to solve problems, to transfer knowledge and to develop new skills.
  • Listening skills and a non-judgmental attitude towards our young participants.
  • Willingness to commit responsibly and to attend all essential training sessions.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Team player, responsive, flexible, able to handle stress and tension effectively and to work within a culturally and linguistically diverse team.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Studies in social sciences, psychology, pedagogy or another relevant field. We also, accept students who are in their last year of studies.
  • Previous experience in working with children or young people at risk.
  • Excellent English and Greek language skills, including both written and verbal communication skills; other professional-level language skills (particularly in Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi and Urdu) are an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft clear and concise texts for external communication.
  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel, databases).

Interested in this job?

Send your CV and Motivation letter at maria@refugeetrauma.org by 7th December 2018.

For more information on RTI’s work please visit our website: www.refugeetrauma.org

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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