Youth Worker
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 847
  • Published: Mon 06/09/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 20/09/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £25,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Youth Worker

Youth Worker
£26,430 - £30,360 pa

London Borough of Newham - Youth Empowerment Service

The vision for Youth Empowerment Service is:

  • For children and young people to have agency and make Newham a place where they are inspired to realise their potential feel safe are valued members of their community and have influence in the decisions made about their lives
  • For the youth working sector in Newham to be supported, recognised and valued for its breadth and experience in the unique role it plays in enhancing social and emotional learning within the lives of children and young people
  • For a rich partnership which employs a whole systems approach with the ambition to ensure Newham is place where children and young people are able to thrive

The Youth Empowerment Service’s Strategic Aims are that Children and young people in Newham

  • Feel Safe
  • Are valued
  • Have influence
  • Realise their potential

One of the ways Youth Empowerment Service achieves this is through running Youth Zones which offer open access and targeted sessions for groups of young people aged 9-25yrs, run by teams of qualified youth workers, delivering a shared curriculum of activities designed to support social and emotional learning.

This is role is an exciting opportunity to join the Stratford Youth Zone team, as part of the broader Youth Empowerment Service, within a diverse borough with the highest demographic of young people aged under 25 years old in London. The Stratford Youth Zone uses the creative arts as the principle vehicle for supporting social and emotional learning (principally music, drama, dance, visual and digital arts).

Working to a remit set by either a Senior Youth, post holders will be responsible for delivering Newham’s universal and targeted youth services, providing young people with practical support, mentoring, learning, information and guidance that equips them with the skills and capabilities they will require as they transition into adulthood.

You will be passionate about supporting young people achieve their full potential through quality youth work, have extensive experience of working with children and young people and be able to evidence how you have worked to improve successful outcomes with them.

You will enjoy working collaboratively, both within the Stratford Youth Zone team, across the Youth Empowerment Service, with other Council services as well as with external organisations.

You will have an understanding of the contemporary challenges young people face and be able to develop high impact services which will promote opportunities for young people to develop social and emotional learning.

You will be able to demonstrate your experience in creative youth work offers and be passionate about the possibilities that engaging in the arts holds to positively impact young people’s social and emotional development.

Specifically the post holder will be responsible for:

1. Inputting in to the development of Newham’s Youth Service Curriculum;

2. Delivering innovative approaches to engaging young people in shaping and participating in the activities offered as part of the Youth Service Curriculum, with the aim of raising the overall level of participation in Youth Service activity to 20% of 9 – 19 year olds;

3. Supporting the Senior Youth Worker and/or the Detached Senior Youth Worker in developing, delivering and reviewing of relevant elements of the youth offer (centre-based, outreach and detached), ensuring value for money and that Youth Services activity directly enhances the life chances of young people; and

4. Alongside partners, delivering activities targeted at individuals / groups in need of particular support, including prioritising support for young people with multiple needs and facing barriers to participating in universal provision.

If you believe you have the passion, skills and knowledge to contribute to our innovative programme, we would be interested in receiving your application.

Closing date: 20th September 2021 at 23:59

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Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

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