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Hackney, Greater London (On-site) 7.15 miles
£34,862 per year
Temporary (1 year )

Actively Interviewing

This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of and help shape a new DHSC funded project - Early Support Hubs - providing innovative ways to support Young People’s (11 – 25 years) Mental Health and Wellbeing across the borough of Hackney.

This Early Intervention approach will enable young people to access support in a timely way within their own community and we will work collaboratively with the Hackney Super Youth Hub enabling a one stop shop experience for local young people.

We are looking for passionate and motivated Therapeutic Youth Workers who are committed to supporting positive change for local young people to join our team.

Main Responsibilities:

· Undertake 1:1, group, detached and outreach work with young people

· Provide one-to-one key-working up to 12 sessions, combining youth work values and principles with a therapeutic, trauma-informed approach to help address a wide range of issues that may impact on young people’s mental health and wellbeing e.g. housing, employment, physical health, education, finances and relationships.

· Use a supportive, young person-centred approach. e.g. explaining what services are and what they do, ensuring information is accurate and up-to-date, filling out forms together, making personal introductions, accompanying young people to initial meetings/sessions, being with them during phone calls etc.  

· To work with the Hackney Super Youth Hub, to support young people and liaise with appropriate professionals in the network.

· To maintain confidential, up to date and accurate records of all sessions and plans.

· Be an advocate for young people, supporting colleagues to understand adolescence, and how to engage with young people, particularly with concerns around:

o mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

o Supporting vulnerable groups who would not otherwise receive support (levelling-up).

o Improving children and young people’s engagement with EET.

Main Requirements (for details check the job description and person specification):

· QCF Level 3 Diploma in Youth work or equivalent and have experience of youth work in a youth work setting

· Experience of working with young people, delivering therapeutic groups and/or 1 to 1 interventions in a youth work or similar setting.

· To have an active interest in working with those affected by mental health issues and recognise the impact this has on their life.

· Experience of building positive, impactful relationships with young people responding to their needs

· Excellent, up to date knowledge and understanding of safeguarding needs and risks young people may face.

· Experienced in working as part of a safeguarding team around a child, i.e. Childrens services, education, CAMHS, etc

· Experience of working in with an outreach role, in the community and school settings.

· Confident working well independently as well as in a team setting.

· Ability to use own initiative and be able to respond to change as part of a pilot initiative.

· Computer literacy including Microsoft Office suite (incl. Outlook and Word), with ability to accurately input sensitive data electronically

· Be committed to equal opportunities and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in all that you do. Have experience of and active interest in working with people from a wide range of backgrounds.

· Be committed to and comply with Family Action’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Safeguarding policies, including Child Protection.

· Willing and able to work flexibly including ‘twilight’ (3 – 7pm), evening (up to 10pm) and weekend hours.  

· Ability to align with and support Family Action’s mission and values.

· Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.



- an annual paid leave entitlement that commences at 25 working days pro-rata, rising each April by one day, subject to a maximum of 30 working days plus bank holidays.

- up to 6% matched-pension contributions.

- flexible working arrangements and new starters have the right to make flexible working requests from day one of employment.

- enhanced paid sick leave and paid family leave provisions;

- eye care and winter flu jabs vouchers,

- cycle to work scheme,

- investing in your professional development with ongoing quality training and career development opportunities.

We are forward looking, ambitious and committed to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect

Closing Date: Ongoing – We reserve the right to close the advert once we receive a suitable amount  of application so please apply as soon as possible.

Interview date: Throughout April 2024 

Application resources
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Family Action View profile Company size Size: 501 - 1000
Refreshed on: 18 April 2024
Closing date: 11 May 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Support Worker