I aim to set lessons in response to the needs of the learner, I facilitate person centered learning and encourage the process to be a self empowering experience.I am comfortable with working with school students up to post graduate level.
I have been employed as a Youth Worker and Community Learning & Development worker over the last 30 years and have extensive experience of both local government and the voluntary sectors. I have focused my work on Detached and Outreach work and adhered to a community development approach, facilitating empowerment and community ownership with a broad array of community projects and initiatives. My academic background is in Sociological theory & political philosophy. I have a strong commitment to person centered learning and view education as an empowering process.
John R Hosie
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Northern College of Education Dundee Campus (now Dundee University) : 1989-1990
Post Graduate Certificate in Community Education: Placements: Dundee Cyrenians Wishart Day centre for people with problematic alcohol and drug use & North Ayr Detached Youth Work Project; providing a detached youth work service for the communities of North Ayr. Main assignment; Evaluation of community education projects.
Paisley College of Technology (Now university of the West of Scotland): 1981-1985
BA (HONS) Social Theory, Principal subjects: Sociological Theory, Political Philosophy, Industrial Society, Logic of Social Sciences, Sociology of Deviance & Social psychology. Honours year dissertation was an "examination of youth sub cultures and sub culture theory".
Clackmannanshire Council: Education: Community Learning and Development Services: 2007- Present
My current post is Community Learning and Development Worker with port folios for detached youth work, community safety, community development work and the environment. My key responsibilities and areas of work include:
Co-ordination and implementation of a programme of detached and outreach work throughout Clackmannanshire and targeted at young people ( 9-24 years old) who can be considered to be at risk or marginalised within their communities.
Supporting young people and the wider community to respond to their needs and take responsibility for developing appropriate facilities and opportunities within their community. Most recently I have coordinated and supported the development of a state of the art skate park facility for the Alloa area, this included making funding bids to SportScotland and securing match funding and coordinating the procurement process and ensuring the active involvement of local young people, partner agencies and the wider community throughout the design and development phases.
Delivered a variety of groupwork programmes which have enabled young people to gain appropriate accreditation, this had included the design and delivery of Youth Achievement Awards, Dynamic Youth Awards and the John Muir Discovery and explorers Awards.(All SQVC recognised programmes)
Delivered social education and accredited programmes within local secondary schools
Supported a variety of community development projects in response to issues and needs identified by young people and partner agencies, this has included peer education projects around young people and alcohol use and anti social behaviour within the community.
Through a regular streetwork programme delivered street based workshops and disseminated relevant youth information in response to young people's issues and concerns, including the use of a mobile youth space. (large van with a variety of youth activities contained within it)
Developed partnership strategies for the development and implementation of youth and community work
Organised and facilitated residential work with young people, including: peer education training, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and a variety of personal and social development programmes.
Worked with young people on a 1-1 basis and worked in partnership with the school support service to provide accredited learning programmes for targeted young people.
Advocated on the behalf of young people and linked young people in with other external agencies and service providers.
Developed specific groupwork programmes with groups of street based young people on the theme of respect and community safety.
Represented CLD Services within multi agency forums around community safety, the environment and other relevant issues.
Developed partnership approaches and inter agency strategies for addressing young people's issues within the community and in the delivery of accredited groupwork programmes.
Maintained data bases for the monitoring and evaluation of all detached and groupwork programmes utilising cognisoft and the Streetwise date base. Provided detailed reports and evaluations for all project work undertaken. Responsible for budgeting of all project work and where appropriate accessed external funding to develop specific projects and programmes.
Contributed to the development of our strategic service plan and participated in the monitoring and evaluation of this plan
Delivered training for staff and community volunteers, in particular on detached/streetwork, groupwork, substance miss use and young people and alcohol.
Provided professional support and supervision for full time, part time staff and volunteers, supported staffs professional development plans.
Followed my own programme of continuous professional development, with a particular interest in outdoor learning and environmental projects and accreditation in youth work.
Dalmarnock Youth Project a community based voluntary organisation located in Dalmarnock in the east end of Glasgow :1996- 2006 (made redundant due to discontinuation of funding)
I was employed as the Senior Youth Worker: I was responsible for the strategic development and co-ordination of the Projects detached Youth Work Programmes and the management of the Projects, resources, staff and volunteers, a key responsibility was the capacity building of the organisation. In addition I was involved in the direct delivery of the Projects programmes of streetwork, groupwork, 1-1 work and the establishment of various community development projects. I was involved in various partnerships and inter agency work targeted at the young people of Dalmarnock and the wider east end of Glasgow. I developed the strategic development of the Project in partnership with the Projects Management Committee and other key stakeholders.
Mid Craigie and Linlathen Detached Youth Work Project,1993-1995 a community based voluntary organisation serving 2 communities in the east of Dundee(Project closed on completion of Urban Aid funding)
I was employed as a detached youth worker. Carried out regular streetwork sessions with project staff and volunteers. Developed groupwork programmes, including an international youth exchange and residential work and signposted young people to appropriate services, agencies and youth provisions. Delivered support and supervision to full time, part time staff and Community Education Students on placement. Managed my own budget and secured match funding where relevant.
Tayside Regional Council Community Education Service: St Vincent's Community Wing in Dundee. (18 hours per week) 1992-1994( moved to fulltime employment with the above detached youth work project)
Coordination of an Outreach strategy which targeted young people who were not using existing services and provisions. Working with groups and individuals on the street. Responsible for coordinating an Arts Outreach Strategy which had a focus upon public and community art. Developing inter-agency work and establishing groupwork programmes and diversionary activities with young people. This strategy was closely linked in with the local young people’s drop-in facility.
Grey lodge Settlement Association in partnership with Tayside Regional Council with funding provided by the Dundee Drugs Prevention Team, I was employed as a drugs research worker for a fixed term period of 1993-1994
Liaised with local CES detached workers in order to establish contact with young people and carry out research and survey work RE. Drug issues/usage and identify gaps in service provision. Producing a detailed research report covering: the then incidence of drug miss use within young people in the Hilltown area of Dundee. Liaised with schools to consult and research pupils knowledge of substance misuse and what types of drugs education would best serve their needs, mapped specialist agencies inputs to drugs prevention work within local schools and the informal education sectors. The report made recommendations to coordinate peer education approaches to drugs prevention and to link this in with both primary and secondary schools and the informal education sectors. Presented findings to various audiences of elected members and other key stakeholders and held community based presentations of the research project.
Scottish Council for single Parents: The Cherry Drop Club in Mid Craigie Dundee, Part time Play Worker 1993-1994 (left for full time post at local Detached Youth Work Project)
Provided educational play activities for young people 8-11 years old after the completion of their school day. This was very activity based but provided opportunities to build trusting relationships with young people and support them engage in a variety of learning and leisure opportunities
Hilltown Youth Project: A voluntary organisation located in the Hilltown Dundee and based at the Grey Lodge Settlement Association, Employed as a full time youth worker 1990-1992 (Project closed on completion of Urban Aid Funding)
Provided and supported a variety of youth work opportunities for young people, including groupwork, activity based work, residential work community development projects, I had a specific responsibility within the staff team for the Projects detached youth work programme. Kept recordings of all work, provided reports for the Executive Committee of the organisation and participated in the evaluation and monitoring of the Projects youth work
North and East Community Programme; Hoxton Square Hackney London, I was employed as a trainee youth worker 1987-1989.
I was deployed in 2 youth centres in the east end of London, the Crown and Manor Boys club in Hackney and the Docklands Settlement on the isle of Dogs, I was involved in a variety of centre based youth provisions, including groupwork and drop in facilities, I also supported and participated in residential work with young people around agreed themes and personal development programmes. I successfully gained my part time youth workers qualification as provided by the Inner London Education Authorities Youth Service.
I carried out voluntary work in 2 youth clubs in Castlemilk in Glasgow 1985- 1987, this in the main was activity based but also enabled me to build creditable and positive relationships with young people.
I have extensive experience of managing, coordinating and implementing youth and community work programmes in both the voluntary and statutory sectors. A focus of my work has been detached and outreach work with marginalised young people within their own communities, I have always endeavoured to develop this style of work within a community development context. I consider myself to have an empathy for the myriad of issues that young people and disadvantaged communities are faced with and a have a commitment to supporting young people and communities to take responsibility for addressing their issues and concerns and supporting them to develop positive strategies of social action. I have very good communication skills and I am able to organise my work in response to agreed priorities. I bring a broad based skill set which can be deployed in a variety of educational and learning settings and contexts.
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