You may be wondering what the Youth Engagement Worker role is really about? It’s about making a difference and helping young people with their personal and social development and improve their outcomes. Your stakeholders will be young, vulnerable people aged between 11-19 who will benefit and grow as a result of your engagement with them. Whether it’s designing, planning and implementing sessions and activities, or through your mentoring and one to one intervention.
Who you are…
Our ideal candidate will have needed to have worked in an area similar to this before, perhaps as a Youth Engagement Worker, and have:
- Level 2 qualification in Youth Work, Education, Health or Social Care and a willingness to complete training for level 3.
- Experience in developing voluntary trusting relationships with Young People and challenging behaviour
- Experience in group work and one to one delivery
- Experience in tracking, recording and measuring impact
- Good knowledge of informal education and learning opportunities
- Able to work independently and as part of a supportive team of professionals
- You will understand contextual safeguarding
Your skills and experience will just continuously develop with Rutland. You will receive regular 1-1 conversations with your manager and work amongst a team that makes you smile every day. We genuinely care about how you are doing, not just about performing the job, but how we can help you be the best you can be.
As a Youth Engagement Worker, you are a key part of the Rutland team, but we will need you to be able to work independently with young people. What a great way to spend your day!
About the role…
Our Young People’s Services Team is an integral part of Rutland’s Early Help offer which provides a range of services and activities to help improve the life chances of children, young people, and their families.
As a Youth Engagement Worker, you will be supporting young people aged between 11-19 on both a one to one and group work basis. The role involves working with groups of young people in a variety of settings to deliver the youth work offer, as well as offering one to one mentoring support for individual young people. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills with both young people and adults and the ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service. Evening and weekend work is required.
As a Youth Engagement Worker, you will be required to work flexibly, when Young People need support. A full UK driving license is required to travel around the county.
The successful applicant for the Youth Engagement Worker post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS are paid by us.
The Youth Engagement Worker interviews will be held on Monday 15 August 2022. Please note this could be subject
Our offer to you:
We offer work that makes a difference to people’s lives, a safe working environment; structured salary reviews; generous annual leave entitlement plus 8 days paid bank holidays; local government pension scheme; occupational health service and truly flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments.
Find out more:
To learn more about working with us visit https://jobs.rutland.gov.uk or if you have any queries about this role please contact Steph Logue, Young People’s Services Lead Officer at email@example.com 07500 051016
If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758343 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.