Youth Support and development worker
London, Greater London, England
- £ 23.83 - 23.83 Per hour
- Full time
- Job level
- Studying / Unqualified
- 13 May 2019
- 31 Jul 2019
Alongside individualised support, primarily delivered through Young Hackney Youth Hubs, and via outreach in schools and community settings. This requires effective liaison and partnership working across a wide range of stakeholders, including but not limited to: Children’s Social Care, Health, Education, Youth Justice and the voluntary community and private sectors. Staff may be designated to focus on open access youth work, participation early help, targeted support, and youth justice. Please see job description for further details.
To work towards the achievement of better outcomes for children, young people and families in Hackney by:
- providing a high quality, effective and responsive early help and preventative services for children and young people in Hackney
- giving children and young people opportunities and encouragement to get involved in activities that complement and enhance their physical and emotional wellbeing, and which support their educational attainment and transition to employment
- providing additional support as required at critical times and stages of a young person’s development
- supporting young people to do things for themselves individually and collectively and to be active participants in their community
The Youth Support and Development Worker is responsible and accountable for the planning delivery and evaluation of high quality open access and targeted programmes of youth work alongside individualised support, primarily delivered through Young Hackney Youth Hubs, and via outreach in schools and community settings.
This requires effective liaison and partnership working across a wide range of stakeholders, including but not limited to: Children’s Social Care, Health, Education, Youth Justice and the voluntary community and private sectors.Staff may be designated to focus on open access youth work, participation early help, targeted support, and youth justice.
- As a member of the Youth Hub delivery team actively consider new and innovative ways of doing things; recognising and promoting the positive benefit of change to improve services:
- Contribute to the development of participative youth programmes, personalised support and progression pathways that enable children and young people to manage transitions and improve their outcomes.
- Contribute to the development of opportunities which support community cohesion; promoting young people’s active participation within their community.
- Contribute to the development of programmes which support the ambition for a robust local offer for disabled young people.
- Actively contribute to the planning and delivery of innovative programmes of open access and targeted youth work, which meets the needs of children, young people and families; facilitating the development of physical health, emotional well-being, supporting educational attainment, and preventing / reducing youth crime.
- Promote and safeguard the welfare of young people in all contexts, with awareness of the risks that may be faced in respect of physical health and emotional well-being, educational attainment, sexual development, CSE, crime and gang activity, and personal finance.
- Engage and build respectful, honest, challenging and supportive relationships with young people including those who may previously have had little contact with services and may be hard to reach.
- Acquire local knowledge and develop a meaningful dialogue with children, young people and families; with the purpose of assessing their individual or collective developmental needs in order to provide early help interventions to meet them
- Keep up to date with emerging research and evidence based interventions relevant to child and adolescent development, and ensure targeted group work delivery effectively contributes to the provision of early help for children and families.
- Assess and balance risk and vulnerability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people
- Ensure the youth programme and opportunities provided are reflective of the needs of different age groups, abilities, and cultural identity, and inclusive of sports, outdoor adventure, arts, cultural and recreational activity.
- Establish an inclusive culture in all provision; where all are welcome and supported to participate, and where respect, honesty, and trust enables children and young people to thrive.
- Contribute to the development of a varied 7 day programme of term-time, holiday and residential youth activities (open access and targeted) within the youth hub and community settings
- Undertake regular assertive outreach to facilitate the involvement of young people from across the Network; targeting those who have had little contact with services and may be hard to reach
- Provide effective pathways and access