Youth Coach

4 days shift International Clinic Hilvarenbeek €4.090 p/m based on fulltime Vocational college
As a Youth Coach, you are like an older sibling to the fellows in the clinic, serving as a role model and forming a crucial part of our multidisciplinary team.
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Yes We Can Youth Clinics is one of the most successful clinics for young people aged 13 to 25 with mental health issues, addictions and behavioural problems.

To continue our success and realise our growth ambitions, we are looking for a Youth Coach / Group Worker

A glimpse into a Youth Coach's Week at Yes We Can Youth Clinics:

Wicked Wednesday

Your shift starts on Wednesday this week. In the morning, you have a chat with your colleagues and over the previous days.  As Coaches, you join the community meeting where all the fellows gather. You shine here because you are aware of all the ins and outs of the treatment process. After the community meeting, it is time for a sporty but educational activity. Together, you will do an activity on the multicourt. Teams will be made and you will take care of this activity with an educational theme at the center of the street. Afterwards, a fellow plays a song on his guitar, and you have open-hearted conversations.

In the evening, there is an interesting video lecture on how addiction works in the brain. In closing, you have a chat with the fellows about the day. After that, the fellows go to bed and then come together with your colleagues.

Target Thursday

As a Youth Coach, you plan and organize the entire day's schedule for the fellows along with your team. Your day starts at 6:30 AM, when you and your colleagues have a cup of coffee before energetically waking up the fellows. Today, you are organizing a morning workout using the high ropes course in the forest. One fellow does not want to participate, so you have a motivating and engaging conversation with them, approaching it like a sibling would.

As a Coach, you also organize and lead the sports activities. Your activities are tailored to the group's needs. You adapt to the group dynamics and tie a relevant theme to the activity. Today, you are working on boxing techniques in the dojo, technical training in the CrossFit area, and teamwork exercises on the multi- court. After that, the fellows have some room time before dinner. Then, you join them at the table to have a meal together.

Fit Friday

Your alarm goes off at 06.30h and you get ready for this enjoyable, sporty day. On this Friday morning, there is an activity outside of the clinic. Today, you and a colleague will lead and motivate the fellows in a cave mountain biking tour at a beautiful location.  

In the afternoon, you have some free time to relax.

In the evening, as a Coach, you organize an evening lecture centered around the theme of "connection." After such an exciting and eventful day, fellows can go to their rooms from 10:00 PM onward. You take notes on observations you have made of individual fellows and the group as a whole.

Sweet Saturday

Because it is Saturday, fellows and coaches get an extra hour of sleep. Today, you are going hiking in a natural area nearby. After an adventurous day, you all enjoy dinner together. Your shift ends at around 8:00 PM. You take some time to evaluate the shift with your team, then head home, tired but very satisfied.

Within the team, a lot of fun time is spent together, and many personal stories are shared. We have a positive work atmosphere and provide each other with direct and constructive feedback. Our mindset is "everything for the fellows" and "everything for each other." We regularly organize activities outside of working hours and support each other in both work-related and personal challenges.

 *This is a sample working week.*

4 Days On, 4 Days Off Shifts

We believe it is crucial to be there for our fellows at all times. Therefore, Youth Coaches work in 4-day on/4-day off shifts. You work for 4 days while staying in the clinic, followed by 4 days off. The start of your shift changes by one day each week. For example, in the first week, you might work from Tuesday to Friday, the next week from Wednesday to Saturday, and in the third week, from Thursday to Sunday, and so on. We ask you to be present in the clinic the evening before your shift starts for a team handover.

Free Time

During your 4-day shifts, you will have a designated free period, which could be in the morning, afternoon, or evening. During this free time, one coach may choose to catch up on sleep, while another may opt for a workout in the gym with colleagues. Additionally, you may socialize in the coach house on the clinic grounds, where there are opportunities to play darts or table football. You also have one evening free during your shift when you have the option to go home.

Salary

The salary is a gross all-inclusive amount, including allowances.

You are..

a reliable, sporty, and social person. You are a good listener. With your creativity, you can set up out-of-the-box activities and take the lead in them. Preferably, you have experience in public speaking and organizing outdoor activities. Additionally, you are 21 years or older, preferably have a driver's license (B), and have completed a sports education program.

What's in it for you

Growth and development oppurtunities
Become a part of the Yes We Can Family
Working from the heart
Growth and development opportunities
A lot of appreciation
A year-end bonus
Freedom to think outside the box
Working from the heart
Meaningful work
Fresh and healthy lunch every day for a small fee

About Yes We Can Clinics

When all else fails, Yes We Can Youth Clinics provides a solution for many teens and young adults, aged 13 to 25, struggling with mental health issues, addictions and behavioural problems. Our approach has proven to be very successful: about 70% of the fellows no longer need specialised care after having completed 10 weeks of residential treatment and a minimum of 10 weeks aftercare. Our success rate is so high because we not only work together with our fellows, but also with their parents. Successful treatment requires a serious effort from both of them. The collaborative approach at Yes We Can Youth Clinics has proven to be a turning point in the lives of thousands of teens and young adults. 

Questions

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Interested?

We then cordially invite you to apply! We are very much looking forward to your application. We would like to ask you to make a video application of a maximum of 4 minutes, in which you tell who you are and why you want to become a Youth Coach at Yes We Can Clinics. You can add your cv and a link from your video (preferably via YouTube) to your application. 

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Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is expressly not appreciated.