Contextual Safeguarding Outreach Youth Support Worker
Salary: £22,059 to £24,240
X6 Permanent, Part Time (9 hours per week) position
The advertised salary is for full time work, the salary for part time will be calculated on a pro-rata basis the part time salary is £5,514.75 to £6,060
Enfield Youth Development Service is located within the Children and Families division part of Youth People, Community Safety and Early Help. We work with young people age 11-19, (and up to 25 with young people with disabilities and learning difficulties). The key aim of our work is to provide personal and social development opportunities to children and young people to help them to transition to adulthood and achieve the best outcomes, whilst promoting good citizenship.
We have 6 exciting roles for individuals who want to make a real difference to the lives of young people. The roles will initiate, develop, and deliver high quality targeted youth work engagement that provides personal and social development opportunities for identified young people e.g. young people who are NEET, displaying poor behaviour and exclusions from school. As part of the contextual safeguarding approach youth worker will use a variety of youth work methods to positively engage young people such as detached and outreach youth work, mentoring, advocacy, provision of information, advice and guidance, one to one work, group work and project work.
The youth worker will be part of contextual safeguarding youth work team, line managed by Youth Service and directed in its work by the Contextual Safeguarding Hub to target identified hot spots and young people at risk. Our ambition is that through a provision of contextual safeguarding youth work approach, we will reduce young people’s risk to extra familial abuse outside of home whilst strengthening their resilience and ability to make informed and safe life choices.
The successful candidate will be required to work evenings, weekends and during school holidays.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.
Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed
Enfield’s Social Care Centre of Excellence confirms our commitment to creating and maintaining an environment for new and existing staff to be the best and deliver high quality social work to our most vulnerable children and young people. It brings our recruitment, professional development and support into the one portal for social care staff to see what we have to offer and how we are supporting them to continue to learn and develop on a professional basis. For more information please visit https://new.enfield.gov.uk/centreofexcellence/about-us/
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing at 23:59 on Tuesday 7th December 2021
Interviews are due to take place week commencing 13th December 2021
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
To apply, please click on the link below.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Elizabeth Anastasi on 0208 132 1615 on or Elizabeth.Anastasi@Enfield.gov.uk
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Yemi Akinfenwa on 0208 132 0656 or Rafique Ullah on 0208 132 1818 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.