Youth Services manage and support programmes that target the most vulnerable young people in the community who may find it difficult to make the transition through formal education into further education, employment or training.
These young people may face multiple barriers to participation, need support to build their confidence and social skills, or need opportunities to develop employability skills and self-esteem.
Youth Services staff will provide key worker support for each participant and work on a ratio of 1 - 4 within group work settings. This enables staff to develop good working relationships with participants and ensure that the participant receives appropriate guidance and support to plan, implement and achieve their individual action plan.
Youth Services will offer programmes for young people aged 15 - 20 years of age through the senior phase of education and stages 1 and 2 of the strategic employability pipe line.
Providing a broader range of qualifications for young people S4-S6 in partnership with schools, engaging the most vulnerable young people who may have difficulty in the transition from school to further learning, training or employment.
Young people on the Jump Start programme will participate in community based programmes that are designed to develop core skills, health and well-being and literacy skills.
Key Steps - Stage 1
Key Steps is our Activity Agreement programme, targeting young people aged 16 - 19 years.
Activity agreements will range from 2 - 5 hours per week depending on the young person's needs and aspirations.
Individuals will have an identified key worker who will support them to develop their own action plans on a one to one basis.
Skills 4 Life - Stage 2
Participants take part in a programme of learning opportunities that will develop their skills for learning, work and life for example core skills, health and wellbeing, literacy, employability skills, independent living etc.
Key worker support will be given through review and development of individual action plans.
Participants carry out training and voluntary placements which may include youth work, creative industry, youth cafe, working on a farm, physical activity, or volunteering in the wider community.
Developing a range of programmes and activities that engage young people in social, physical and educational activities developing their employability skills.
Examples of opportunities to participate in accredited programmes include
Young people are invited to drop in to the Bowmar Centre where they can get support with their CV, job applications, money advice, housing, information on health, adult learning, volunteering opportunities and a range of other services.
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 225071 / 450000