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.
Our ideal candidate will have needed to have worked in an area similar to this before, perhaps as a Youth Engagement Worker, and hold a Level 2 qualification in Youth Work, Education, Health or Social Care. Your experience, excellent communication skills and positive attitude will enable you to build relationships and trust, motivate and encourage young people to participate, and strive forward to meet their full potential.
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!
Our Young People’s Services Team is an integral part of Rutland’s Family Hub offer which provides a range of services and activities to help improve the life chances of children, young people, and their families.
Who you are…
- You will have a Level 2 qualification in Youth Work, Education, Health or Social Care and a willingness to complete training for level 3.
- Experienced in developing voluntary trusting relationships with Young People and challenging behaviour
- Experienced in group work and one to one delivery
- Experienced 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 have a good understanding of contextual safeguarding
About the role…
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.
Duties also include:
- To undertake the direct delivery of quality youth work including clubs, participation projects such as the Rutland Youth Council, workshops and one to one intervention.
- To build appropriate relationships with young people to enable them to meet their potential
- To ensure the voice of young people is central to the service design and delivery.
- To work in partnership with other agencies and organisations to deliver a comprehensive package of youth support.
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.
Please note that this is a fixed term contrct for 18 months.
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 week commencing 6th February 2023.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 07500 051016
If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758428 or email us at email@example.com