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June 16, 2017 by Uncategorized

We’re Hiring a Lead Youth Worker – London

Are you passionate about Youth Work?

Do you understand young people and the issues surrounding them?

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Do you want to make a difference to young people’s lives and the community around them?

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Do you have a youth work qualification or equivalent experience?

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If you have answered yes to all above you could be the person we are looking for.

JOB SUMMARY

Based at our office in Elephant & Castle and covering projects in Lambeth & Lewisham

Hourly rate: Negotiable DOE

Hours: 20 hour per week

Responsible to: London Programme Manager

The Lead Youth Worker plays an important role in the implementation of our London programmes. The central focus of the role includes coordinating a diverse range of youth projects with key responsibilities around programme development and face to face delivery with young people, whilst ensuring young people are engaged in projects that are developmental, innovative and meaningful. The Lead Youth Worker will also develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders and education establishments, and ensure service delivery for young people is provided to the highest possible standards.

ESSENTIAL

  • Ability to motivate and earn respect of young people
  • Belief in young people and in helping them take more active roles in their communities
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Experience of and a passion for youth work and delivering exciting and challenging activities

DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Co-ordinate and manage the delivery of youth projects within RFF London including programme planning, monitoring and ensure they are delivered to the highest standard.
  • Work with a variety of target groups including NEET/at Risk of NEET young people and provide innovative programmes of support that lead to personal, social and educational development.
  • Deliver motivational and inspirational sessions that lead to positive behaviour change in young people whilst providing a range of accredited and non-accredited learning within a school environment or youth-work setting.
  • Evaluate and monitor young people and project achievements in line with the funders contractually agreed reporting guidelines and requirements.
  • Assist the manager to develop new projects, to raise the local profile of the youth programme and to develop existing and new partnerships.
  • Assist the manager in supervision and line managing of project staff and sessional workers.

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide practical, empathetic support and encouragement to influence positive change within young people through mentoring and group work which advances and improves achievement and supports young people to realise their potential.
  • Arrange the weekly team rotas and plan the sessional team’s work programme in line with project delivery requirements.
  • Carry out all administrative tasks relating to the sessional team including provision of paperwork, monitoring and filing debriefs, reviewing and authorising time-sheets, ensuring the RFF System is updated consistently and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the maintenance of internal electronic and hard copy information systems that record relevant client outcomes and support the requirements of funders and partners.
  • Undertake regular supervision of all part-time staff and support them in their personal development.
  • Identify young peoples’ issues that are affecting their ability to maximise their futures, and initiate and sustain strategies/programmes of support that assist young people to overcome these barriers.
  • Lead and facilitate the participation of young people in the planning, development, design and implementation of all projects available to them.
  • Devise appropriate and sensitive action plans to support young people through each stage of the client journey which include: individual meetings, phone calls and other intensive forms of support such as home visits.
  • Lead and participate in high quality session that meet the needs and interests of young people, and which supports the project aims and objectives as set out by the project funding agreement.
  • Work with the manager and colleagues to design programmes of work that are focused on the achievement of funders’ targets: such as the number of young people back into education, training or employment.
  • Ensure compliance with RFF policies in relation to safe guarding, health and safety, equal opportunities and working with volunteers and young people.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work flexibly where appropriate on evenings, weekends and during school holidays to ensure full and supportive delivery of the programme.
  • Deliver programmes within budget and take responsibility for petty cash as required.
  • Undertake training in order to develop work related skills and knowledge.
  • Work with due regard for RFF core values and objectives.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of, and adherence to the organisations safe guarding, equal opportunities and health and safety policies and procedures.

Required experience:

  • Youth Work: 3 years

 

Deadline of 30th July 17, to apply please send CV and cover letter to info@rioferdinandfoundation.com  subject ‘London Lead Worker’.

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