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Serious Youth Violence Young People's Worker
Salary: £33,759 to £34,986 pa inclusive of LW
Contract: Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2021 (with a possibility of extending)
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
The ExploitationTeam in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets are recruiting 2 SeriousYouth Violence Young People’s Worker. The Exploitation Team within LBTH are amulti-agency team based within the Council. The team work with young peoplebeing exploited (criminally and sexually) and or involved with serious youthviolence and gangs.
The main purpose of the Serious Youth Violence Young People's Worker is to deliver a specialist service to youngpeople (up to 18) who are being exploited, commit serious youth violence and orare involved in gangs that are living in or in the care of the LondonBorough of Tower Hamlets.
This is a fixed term contract until 31/03/2021, withthe possibility of extending.
The main duties and responsibilities of this role include delivering support toyoung people using appropriate service guidance and policy framework, both on a1:1 basis and work in partnership with other professional colleagues in theboroughs. The SYV Young People's Worker will develop and deliver innovative interventionsto address the needs of children and young people, involving them in servicedesign, delivery and evaluation. The role will also require you to develop goodworking relationships with partner agencies and undertake detached / outreachyouth work with Youth and Community workers engaging with hard to reach andhard to engage young people within their own communities. The role will alsoinvolve developing and delivering workshops in schools and communities.
The successful candidates must have in depth knowledge, understanding andawareness of the current issues for children and young people experiencingexploitation, crime, gangs culture and serious violence. Will have aproven track record of successfully delivering services for children and youngpeople and successful youth engagement in a comparable role within aservice-driven organisation, including knowledge of safeguarding issuesrelating to young people.
The post will be based in Mulberry Place.
To prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people.
Develop a project for children and young people to develop resilience.
Provide long-term one to one support to children and young people involved in serious youth violence.
To support children to return to education, employment and training.
Develop a prevention program of younger children to raise awareness of the drug related drivers of violence. Develop a participation group using young people who are engaged in the project to inform developments. Provide training and support to professional to raise awareness of the issues and relating issues. To raise awareness within the community of the links between drugs and violence. To work in partnership with colleagues from other agencies and disciplines seconded into the Exploitation Team in order to plan and deliver services aim at reducing and preventing youth crime. To provide and support with appropriate interventions with families to address assessed risk areas for the young people. To act as an intervention worker within the team, evaluate and respond to new referrals take appropriate action and give appropriate advice, information and assistance. To support and engage a cohort of young people linked with serious group violence, subject to both statutory and voluntary interventions.
Tohave an up-to-date knowledge of current practice issues and developments inworking with children involved in serious youth violence and their carers.Experience of working with children and young people within a social care or criminal justice setting and all aspects of safeguarding.
Knowledgeand understanding of current issues and developments in working with youngpeople and their families/carers particularly in relation to the increase in seriousgroup offending.
Closing date deadline: Friday 27/03/2020
Shortlisting: week of 31/03/2020
Assessment/Interview: Friday 17/04/2020