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Youth Worker – London

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Job Category: Healthcare Social Care
Job Type: Contract Temporary
Reference: SYL02072024

iPeople SC Solutions is currently recruiting for both Senior Youth Workers and Youth Workers who are passionate individuals with a keen interest to work with and inspire young people aged 11 to 19 (25 with SEND) making a difference in their life, supporting them to have voice and influence on services and to engage in positive activities within a universal open access youth setting.

The successful post holder will be a part of a team that provides year-round safe spaces across the borough, bringing a variety of different methods and skills that aid in planning, organising and delivering universal and targeted youth activities and programmes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • You will support/ manage in the planning and delivery of projects that focus on issues like health, bullying, transitions, sexuality/ gender, crime, gangs, or drugs including community and social events for the young people, help design and organise activity programmes that engage young people into informal educational programs and youth recreational activities such as sports, arts and drama whilst assessing young people’s health, social and emotional requirements. 
  • To deliver as part of a team projects across the borough as directed, that provides year-round, universal and targeted youth activities and programmes, using a variety of methods centre based, universal and targeted youth activities and programmes, that enable the formal and informal learning and personal and social development of children and young people primarily aged 11+ and up to 25 with SEND
  • To work with the team lead, support and assist in administrative tasks including providing information (verbally or in writing), and reporting on the work, supporting the planning and delivery of youth activities and ensuring that youth activities and programmes are published in a timely fashion, and delivered to a high standard.
  • To achieve delivery of any apportioned performance targets that relate to the youth activity and programmes, collating data and information on young people attending the project / programme, ensuring that data is regularly inputted onto the service MIS database, preparing statistical reports as and when required to verify and evidence delivery and the quality of work being undertaken.
  • To provide individual and group support to young people through assessing the needs of individual/ group of young people through 1:1/ group support; undertaking the development and monitoring of individual learning plans, mentoring, and coaching young people and working in partnership with other agencies to deliver interventions, providing feedback where required.
  • In addition to the above – For UAB youth worker only:  delivery of physical and adventurous activities e.g. Indoor rock climbing, canoeing, cycling/ BMX

Skills and knowledge

Key skills and knowledge for this role include:

  • Communication skills – presentation, verbal & written
  • The ability to work well on own initiative and with others
  • Sensitivity and understanding of young people’s current issues, challenges and needs
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • To have a ‘can do’ attitude, be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • Demonstrate sincerity with active listening and a non-judgemental approach
  • The ability to be objective, impartial and accountable
  • Technological knowledge – IT Microsoft suite, databases
  • Able to collaborate with young people, professionals, stakeholders and the community

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of a Level 1/2 NVQ JNC recognised Youth Support Worker qualification or something similar (Sports, Teaching, Youth Justice)
  • Applications from candidates currently undertaking a formal qualification to work with young people. 
  • Minimum of 2 years experience of working with young people
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Willingness to be flexible and travel in and around the borough

Contractual hours of work:

We are looking for staff who can work flexibly to meet our service delivery needs. 

We are looking for staff who can meet one of the following contractual hours or work patterns:

12pm – 8pm

If you have the relevant experience, please apply with your CV.

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