London, Greater London
£28,000 per year pro rata
Contract, 12 months fixed term, Part-time
Job description

Da'aro Youth Project is looking for an experienced youthworker to join our small team based in Streatham Hill. We are interested in recruiting a part-time Youth Activities Coordinator working between 2.5 days a week to 3 days a week (incl. every Tuesday evening and every other Saturday or Sunday*).

We are a small community-led organisation supporting young refugees from the Horn of Africa.

Da'aro Youth Project was established in 2018 by members of the Eritrean community in London. Eritreans, Ethiopians and Sudanese are some of the largest nationality groups of unaccompanied minors to arrive in the UK in recent years. Asylum-seeking children and young adults arrive here after traumatic journeys through the Sahara Desert, Libya, the Mediterranean Sea and after crossing borders in Europe, such as in Calais. Once here, young people often struggle to adapt to new lives separated from their families, and find that navigating the complex asylum and social care systems can be stressful and traumatic. We aim to promote the wellbeing of these migrant young people living in the UK, through direct support, through building bridges in the Eritrean community and through advocating for changes to unfair and discriminatory systems which undermine their wellbeing.

We want newly arrived asylum-seeking young people to feel at home and to know they have someone to turn to in a crisis.

Towards this aim we run a weekly youth club – Injera Club – and provide advice, support and advocacy through our casework service for young people in need. 

Injera Club is a fun and lively space where young Eritrean, Ethiopian, Somali and Sudanese children and young people can relax, play games and sports, socialise and eat homely food. Alongside a weekly youth club, we also run weekend trips and outings within and outside of London.

The Youth Activities Coordinator role will:

  • Develop a positive programme of trips, outings and activities, running throughout the year for young asylum-seekers and refugees aged 14 to 21 years old.
  • Plan and run our weekly (Tuesday evening) youth club (Injera Club).
  • Develop a programme of educational activities (including homework support, CV-writing and external workshops by educators), sporting activities, and music and drama workshops.
  • Encourage the active and meaningful participation of young people in all aspects of Da’aro Youth Project’s youth service delivery.

You'll need to have relevant experience and the energy and determination required to work positively with young migrants who are at risk or in crisis along with the ability to run a successful and popular youth club and additional activities.

Preference will be given to those applicants who have previous experience in organising youth activities with children, young adults, and refugees and asylum-seekers.

Closing date for Applications is 23.59 on Sunday 13th February 2022.

Interviews will take place during the following weeks.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and return it to us via our website (see link above).

Please indicate on your application your availability to work either 2.5 days a week or 3 days a week*.

(* an example schedule might include working Tuesday, Wednesday and every other Saturday – schedule to be decided in discussion between senior management and successful applicant).

Application resources
Posted on: 13 January 2022
Closing date: 12 February 2022
Tags: Support Worker, Operations

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