Reading Rooms is a volunteer-led, innovative shared reading programme based in the community that uses poetry and prose to engage with young people who are hard to reach in care and/or on the edge of care.

Reading Rooms uses literary narrative to abstract and simulate social experience in relation to mental health. Narrative fiction creates a deep and immersive experience of social interactions for readers. Through the selection of bespoke literature participants are taken on a journey which is clearly mapped out using a low threshold CBT model.

We are recruiting for this exciting programme as funded by BBC Children in Need and invite applications for the following position:
Project Officer – Youth Programme

This is a Full-Time Fixed Term one-year contract based in Derry~Londonderry.
Salary £24,000

Closing date for applications is: 12noon Tuesday, 29th May 2018.

It should be noted that the criteria for this post may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

Interviews are due to be held week of 11th June 2018.

The Verbal Arts Centre operates a Child Protection Policy.

The Verbal Arts Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Please download an application pack.

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