Targeted Youth Support Lead Worker (2 posts)
Barnsley has an exciting opportunity within the Targeted Youth Support Service to develop innovative approaches to our work with children at risk of exploitation and offending.
The ‘Clear Hold Build’ programme is a framework designed to tackle threats presented by serious and organised crime, not limited to but including those vulnerable to involvement. The proposed creation of a new community youth team will enhance the broader strategy, being part of a whole-system approach to tackling the root causes.
Working alongside the Youth Prevention Worker, the Lead Worker roles will support engagement activities and opportunities with children and young people on an evening in their own community environments. We have two Lead Worker positions that will focus on the elements of building relationships with young people through early help and support as well as providing an additional layer of community networking and intelligence. These positions will be key to help identify those young people in need of additional support and / or intervention away from organised criminal activity.
Candidates should have experience in being able to work with young people on their terms and ideally, be from a youth work background or have a particular interest in this area. You should also have a good understanding of safeguarding as part of your background experience.
If you are passionate about working with children and young people and have a creative approach to direct work, this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of something new and innovative. Whilst this is a pilot project, the team will be part of the Council’s wider Targeted Youth Support Service in delivering a local youth offer through early help and support services.
This will be a community based role working regular evenings as part of a detached youth work offer. We will discuss this in more detail with interested candidates as part of the recruitment process.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.