Are you passionate about improving the life chances of young people? We have a variety of exciting opportunities for Youth Workers within a leading youth charity to help shape the lives of young people.
The aim of this amazing charity is to help improve the lives of young people in Barnet by giving them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to? Do you want to use your artistic, sporting, creative or media skills to change young people's lives? If you have a passion for putting young people first, we want to hear from you!
Position: Sessional Youth Worker
Location: Edgware, London.
Salary: £10.85 per hour
Hours: Various hours available between 9 and 26 hours per week
Closing Date: Monday 5th July
About the role:
Many young people, particularly those from socio-economically deprived areas, face an endless maze of boredom, loneliness, and temptation, with nowhere to go and a lack of inspiring and productive activities to occupy their leisure time. The charity is dedicated to young people, and makes a bold statement about the importance of giving young people high quality places to go in their leisure time. Open 7 days a week including school holidays, their vision is to unite young people to fulfil their full potential.
We’re looking for several Youth Workers with experience of delivering activities for children and young people in the following areas:
- Performing arts/drama
- Boxing and mixed martial arts
- Visual arts, textiles and arts & craft
- Gym/fitness specialist
- Health and well-being specialist
- Music (teaching, production, vocals)
- Sports coach
- Training kitchen specialist
- Climbing (indoor)
- Recreational/Youth Engagement
- Outreach and detached
To be successful in the role of Youth Worker you will be a role model for young people and present a positive “can do” attitude
You will also need to bring with you the following skills and experience:
- Face to face activity delivery, working with young people both in groups and individually
- Experience of delivering a range of activities to young people within your specialist area
- Experience of supporting young people who are disaffected, underachieving and / or have social / emotional barriers to participation
- Experience of working in a team and alongside volunteers
- Understanding of issues affecting young people’s lives
- A willingness to work unsociable hours
The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable groups. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The strength of the organisation is the diversity of its people, there is a huge value on different people doing things in different ways and we welcome applications from what might be considered non-traditional backgrounds. The one thing we all have in common is our desire to raise the aspirations of young people across the country. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
We very much welcome previous experience working as: Child and Youth Program Assistant, Assistant Youth Development Worker, Youth Worker, Child and Youth Development, Youth Support Worker, Mental Health Youth Worker, Educational Youth Worker, Support worker Children and Young People, Youth Support Assistant, Behaviour Support Assistant, Residential Youth Worker, Child Care Worker etc.