Code Club assistant

Congresbury Youth Partnership

Name: Code Club assistant
Organisation: Congresbury Youth Partnership
Location: Riverside Gardens, Kent Road, Congresbury, North Somerset, BS49 5BD
Type: Part Time
Sessions run Monday (term time only) Primary age, 3pm-4.30pm (session runs 3.15 to 4.30) Secondary age, 4.30pm - 6.30pm (session runs 4.30 to 6pm) Volunteers are welcome to attend either session or both, to suit their availability.

Description

Do you have any coding knowledge and time to support children with coding activities? If so, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for young and older adults to assist on a weekly basis to support children attending Code Club. A basic coding knowledge is desirable, but not essential.
You will get involved with:
- Setting up for the session
- Assisting children with their coding projects
- Assisting with maintenance of the coding equipment
- Keeping records of children's projects and progress
- Helping to pack away after the session
- Occasionally making tea and serving snacks when provided
Each session will be staffed by a youth worker, committee member or senior volunteer who is available to support you in your role.
What is Code Club? Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteers and educators who run free / low cost coding clubs for young people aged 9-13.
There are already over 6,000 Code Clubs across the UK, inspiring the next generation to get excited about computing and digital making.
Code Club provide step-by-step activity sheets for club members to follow. Using these, the children create games, animations and websites while learning the key concepts of programming at the same time. Volunteers help by setting up each club session and assisting with the projects.
Code Club has resources to teach children to code in Scratch, HTML/CSS and Python. Learning to code is more than a vocational skill - it changes the way children analyse and solve problems, and encourages creative thinking and collaboration

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Organisation Description

CYP works with the part-time Youth Workers to support the young people of Congresbury and surrounding areas, providing a variety of opportunities and activities to meet the needs of 8-14 year olds. Our work is funded partly by Congresbury Parish Council.
CYP promotes and supports development of teenage and adult volunteering and young people's involvement in the community.

Our current activities include:
•After school club on a Tuesday and Wednesday (Term time only).
•Youth Club session for young people, in school years 6 -11, on Wednesday evening (Term time only).
•Holiday activities during selected school holidays.
•Ad hoc fund raising events for families and young people.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Children
  • Education and Literacy
  • Youth

Types of Activity

  • Computers, Technology and Website Design
  • General and Helping
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching
  • Under 16 Volunteering
  • Youth Work

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Essential skills / abilities:
- Patience
- Enthusiasm
- Reliable
- Good communication skills
- Ability to work within a team
- Confidence around computers
- Confidence and ability to engage with young people

Desirable skills / abilities
- Prior knowledge of coding
- Some knowledge of electronics
- Understanding of Safeguarding young people


Benefits

Alongside providing valuable opportunities for young people, you may also improve your coding skills, meet new people, gain experience for a CV and of course volunteering is a great way to improve your mental and physical health.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes, included on your first session
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: We support inclusion but would appreciate an open and honest discussion prior to appointment
Offer: NA
Training: In-role training. National Code Club also offer online training
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Informal discussion, References, DBS Check, Taster session