£29,690 - £33,617
London Borough of Newham - Youth Empowerment Service
The London Borough of Newham is committed to expanding its youth services. It is our intention that children and young people within the Borough will have access to the best Youth Service in London. The Youth Worker posts will play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our goal. Working to a remit set by either a Senior Youth Worker or the Detached Senior Youth Worker, post holders will be responsible for delivering Newham’s exemplary universal and targeted youth services.
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
We deliver open access and targeted sessions for groups of young people aged 9-25yrs, and deliver a co-produced curriculum of activities designed to support social and emotional learning.
The Youth Empowerment Service has a programme in every community neighbourhood throughout Newham which is delivered through a range of building based, detached and outreach provision. About the job:
Working to a remit set by either a Senior Youth Worker, 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 to 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 and understand the importance of working collaboratively, within a 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.
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 9 – 25 year olds;
3. Supporting the 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 inclusive and accessible activities with 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.
DBS will be required
Applicants who have applied in the last 6 months need not apply
Closing date 15.5.22
Please view Youth Worker JD
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.
We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.
The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
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).
In line with Government legislation, if the post you are applying for requires you to visit a registered care home as part of your role it is a legal requirement to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status or an exemption certificate to work for the Council. With effect from 1st April 2022, this requirement will be extended if you are applying for a job in a CQC regulated service
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