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Closed: 15 April 2017

Gangs Youth Worker

Posted by Ignite Trust

Location Harrow, Middlesex, Greater London
Permanent

Join a team that is addressing rising youth crime and changing the lives of young people involved in anti-social and gang related activity

Job Description

Ignite youth workers impact young people in Harrow to  make positive choices. We are a passionate, Christian led charity with a proven record of working with young people, some of  whom are not living positively in their communities.  Youth engagement, sport and employment are key to our strategy.  

Youth violence is rising and Ignite needs a second committed gangs worker who is professional and passionate about seeing change in young people.  They will be comfortable in a suburban youth culture as well as in meetings with partners and funders.

We recognise the value  in surrounding young people with positive role models and a variety of life experiences so team working is a must.

The successful candidate will possess a proven track record of youth work with anti social and hard to reach young people. They will  demonstrate commitment to safeguarding young people and adopting a follow-through approach, recognising and recording positive outcomes. They will be IT literate, organised, proactive, pay excellent attention to detail, have a calm approach and be able to work under pressure. They will be motivated to provide high levels of service, deliver objectives and achieve goals.

They will:

· Develop transformational relationships with “hard to reach” young people through detached work, sports projects (football being the most popular at the moment) and informal contact during the school day and evenings

· Utilise Ignite drop-in venues for specific group activities and projects with gang related and asb young people when appropriate. Develop links with other facilities within the community that are suitable for delivery of activities.

· ​Undertake one-to-one work in support of young people, providing information, advice and guidance.

· Advocate on behalf of young people in official circles including the criminal justice system.

· Develop working relationships with the Youth Offending Team and Police

· Establish key contacts within prisons and youth offending insitutions to arrange prison visits with young people.

· Develop relationships with families of gang/asb involved young people, providing support and advice to equip them to encourage positive changes in the lives of young people.

· Organise community events to raise awareness, increase participation and encourage social cohesion within the community.

· Work in partnership with other key organisations and agencies in developing effective youth work across the borough, sharing information on best practice and creating better referral pathways and opportunities for young people.

· Recruit, support and develop volunteers.

· Record outcomes – complete session/activity debrief forms and other project evaluation forms as necessary, entering all data onto the Ignite MI system, to monitor the impact and effectiveness of the project and outcomes achieved.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25 April.

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