We’re hiring!

We are seeking to hire a skilled and confident individual to be our new Activity Youth Worker. The role will assist our Senior Youth Worker in delivering our youth and community provision Community Ties during Term Time.

The Activity Youth Worker will be responsible for the planning and delivery of a wide range of activity for young people in years 5-7 as part of our Wednesday evening youth group. The Activity worker will also assist in running our ASDAN qualification short courses.

The role currently consists of 5.5 hours per week at the National Minimum Wage pay rate and is permanent subject to funding.

  • Wednesday Youth Group: 3.5 hours per week which includes 1-hour planning time from home and 2.5 hours in person delivery.
  • ASDAN: 2 hours per week which includes 0.5-hour planning time and 1.5 hours delivery time from home via Zoom.

Please see the job description for further details and how to apply.

Activity Youth Worker Job Description

Temporary Closure Due to Government Guidelines

Unfortunately, Oaken Grove Community Centre will be closed to the public from Wednesday 6th January 2021 in accordance with the latest government guidelines.  Please email any enquiries to info@hwyca.co.uk.  Alternatively, please follow us on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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December Newsletter

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas this year, despite the challenges 2020 has put in our paths.  We have added a issued a December 2020 – Newsletter which we hope will provide an update about what has been happening at Oaken Grove over the last few months, and our hopes for 2021.  We hope you have a safe and happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Christmas Closure

Please note the office at Oaken Grove Community Centre will be closed from Thursday 17th December and will reopen on Monday 4th January.  Please email any urgent enquiries to info@hwyca.co.uk.

Haxby Explore Library at Oaken Grove

On 7th September we welcomed Haxby Explore Library, who officially took up residence in Oaken Grove Community Centre. The library is currently open for drop-in browsing and borrowing, but they won’t be holding any in-person activities such as story times or reading groups yet. The Library is open 10:00am – 5:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 10:00am -1:00pm on Saturdays. They are closed on Thursdays and Sundays.

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York CVS:

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York CVS are also offering Wellbeing Calls. Details can be found below:

City of York Council:

Those vulnerable residents who do not currently have any access to support, but who need help because of the impact of COVID-19, are asked to contact CYC’s Community Support Coordinators at:

Email: covid19help@york.gov.uk
Telephone: 01904 551550

Healthwatch York:

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Their Freepost address is: Healthwatch York, FREEPOST RTEG-BLES-RRYJ 15 Priory Street YO1 6ET

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