£28,895 - £32,717 (inclusive of Inner London Weighting Allowance)
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
This is an exciting and demanding opportunity to join a team of front line youth work practitioners operating within a diverse borough with the highest demographic of young people aged under 25 years old in London.
We are looking to recruit a nationally qualified, passionate and dynamic youth worker to join our expanding service with a special responsibility for developing and delivering our universal and targeted youth work offers.
You will need to be passionate about improving life chances for Newham’s young people and set high standards for yourself and others.
You will be a dynamic individual who is able to effectively support our curriculum offer, 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.
Have an in depth understanding of contemporary multiple challenges young people face; and be able to deliver high impact services which produce tangible outcomes for the young people we work with and support
ABOUT THE JOB
Your principle role will:
- Develop in partnership with the Senior Youth Worker and wider service, a universal and targeted youth work curriculum that effectively supports young people’s social and emotional learning
- Co-produce inspirational programmes which ensure young people have fun, develop healthy networks and which amplify their voice through active participation, inclusion and engagement opportunities to effect positive change.
- Support , develop and sustain a wide range of additional partnerships and collaborations to enrich our core programme
- We are particularly interested in developing our creative and performing arts offer. Skills in this area are desirable but not essential
The Youth Empowerment Service ethos is that if we intentionally provide high quality services, which consistently develop voluntary, trusting relationships with young people, in a context where they feel safe, we will support their social and emotional learning, which, over time, they will transfer into achieving positive outcomes in other areas of their lives.
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 30.10.20
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.
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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