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Youth Outreach and Engagement Worker

Streets Of Growth
Tower Hamlets, London (On-site)
£24,000 to £27,000 (pro rata for 21 hours)
Part-time (21 hours (within the hours of 2pm – 10 pm))
Job description
Youth Outreach and Engagement Worker

Streets of Growth is seeking to employ an experienced, motivated, and personable individual to work as part of the frontline team to deliver targeted street work to engage and build relationships of trust with high-risk vulnerable young people (15-25 years), in hotspot areas known for Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB), exploitation, serious youth violence and young people that are furthest away from engaging in services.

You should expect to be appointed at the starting point of the salary scale and a higher starting salary band is dependent on you having extensive experience and skills in street work and detached outreach work as well as relevant frontline experience of working with at-risk young people.

These working hours will vary and will be worked according to business needs and notified to you in advance. You will be required to work late afternoons, evenings, and weekends as part of your normal working week.

Benefits Summary:

- 25 annual leave days plus bank holidays per year (pro-rata for part-time staff)
- Pension scheme of up to 8% contribution
- Excellent training in Streets of Growth evidence-based change model inclusive of CBT skills training (CPD)
- Excellent on-going supervision, performance coaching and professional development coaching.
- An individualised annual training budget of up to £200 for external training in relation to professional career development e.g., psychological methods of practice.
- An enhanced Employee Assistance Scheme which provides free, 24/7 confidential helpline services including structured counselling services and practical resources aimed at supporting your work-life balance.
- Structured Professional pathways through the organisation inclusive of supported development into senior and advanced practitioner roles and further progression into management positions.

The role:

Delivering targeted street work and outreach across the borough of Tower Hamlets. This involves engaging and building relationships of trust with young people at street level and in identified hotspot areas of risk where there is low to high anti-social behaviour, criminality and violence. Working with and engaging young people in strategic interventions across Lifestyle, Enterprise/Employability, Education and Environment that constructively challenge negative patterns of behaviour, create an experience for positive thinking, confidence building, entrepreneurial work skills, and tapping into the young person’s ambition, potential and talent.

You will be working alongside Intervention Coaches to progress street-engaged young people into Streets of Growth’s staged-based Appropriate Intervention Bridging Programme delivered from our flagship Centre based in Aldgate East and delivering appropriate targeted intervention work at the street/estate level during critical incident situations in the community.

Who we are looking for:

Along with a relevant qualification up to at least Level 2, you will have robust frontline experience working with young people, including experience of detached outreach work with young people. You will also have good knowledge of safeguarding risk assessment and contextual safeguarding. A key component of the job role is the ability to engage and build transitional relationships with young people, most particularly hard-to-reach individuals.

To apply:

Streets of Growth is committed to diversity in all that it does and strongly encourages applications from every part of the communities we serve. All appointments are made on merit. At Streets of Growth, we would like to encourage applications from people both with and without criminal convictions, however, the job offer has to be subject to vetting. The successful candidate will be required to apply for an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Due to the nature of the work, you are applying for you are required to disclose any criminal convictions that you have.

No agencies, please.

You may have experience in the following: Youth Engagement Specialist, Youth Outreach Coordinator, Youth Development Officer, Youth Program Facilitator, Community Youth Advocate, Adolescent Outreach Worker, Youth Empowerment Coordinator, Teen Outreach Worker, Youth Mentorship Coordinator, Youth Support.

Streets of Growth is an outcome-driven charity, working to reduce harm and positively transform the lives of the most vulnerable and at-risk young people in East London. We do not wait for young people to walk through our doors, or to be referred by an agency, instead, we engage and reach out to young people across the streets and neighbourhoods. Working to build a relationship of trust, truth, and transformation with each young person, coaching and enabling them to support themselves to change negative lifestyles, move away from violence and harm, stay out of prison, get good jobs, and create a better future for themselves.

Location: Hayloft Point, 6 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX
Contract: Permanent,Part time
Salary: £24,000 to £27,000 (pro rata for 21 hours)
Hours: 21 hours (within the hours of 2pm – 10 pm)

Closing date: 12-05-2024

REF-213 193
Posted on: 15 April 2024
Closed date: 12 May 2024 at 01:00
Job ref: REF-213193
Tags: Support Worker