Sessional Youth Worker X 9
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 Sessional Youth Worker posts will play a supportive 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
- 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:
- To make available to all children, young people and families in Newham a first class Youth Empowerment Service that aims to fulfil young people’s potential.
- Supporting the Senior Youth Worker in the development, delivery and review of planning, performance, of Youth Empowerment Service projects.
- To support the development and delivery of effective programmes of youth work intervention, within a range of contexts, as directed, subject to the skills and experience of the sessional youth worker, especially in relation to:
- The delivery, in partnership with young people, of performing arts positive activity projects as a part of an ongoing youth work programme, for example drama, music and dance.
- The delivery, in partnership with young people, of an outdoor education programme that engages and supports young people to achieve within the service’s Duke of Edinburgh programme.
- The delivery, in partnership with young people, of ICT and media programmes within an ongoing youth work programme.
- The delivery, in partnership with young people, of cookery and/or arts and crafts positive activities within an ongoing youth work programme.
- The delivery of appropriate information, advice, guidance and support within an ongoing youth work programme.
- Proactive street-based work that signposts young people to positive activities and/or facilitates referrals to appropriate agencies that will addres