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Vacancy overview


Vacancy Detached Outreach Worker - Kickstart Scheme
Town
Vacancy type Temporary full time
Form of employment Not specified
Salary / Rate Not specified
Hours Not specified
Published 06/05/2021
Closing date 30/07/2021

Description

Kickstart Employer: Young Brent Foundation

Location of Work: Wembley

Job Ref: KS-YBF515

Contract Hours: 25 Hours a week

Contract Type: 6 Month Fixed-Term Kickstart Placement

Salary: £11.25 per hour

Role The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create high quality 6 month work placements for young people aged 16-24, who are currently unemployed and claiming Universal Credit. The Government will fully fund each ‘Kickstart’ job – paying 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week. Please do not apply for these roles if you do not meet the above criteria. For information on how this will affect your Universal Credit, or if you are not sure about your eligibility please discuss with your JCP Work Coach.

Young Brent Foundation have an exciting opportunity for a Detached Outreach Worker Assistant at various hubs and sites across Brent.

Duties

• Work with staff from across the wider children and young people’s workforce to ensure that children and young people’s needs are met, including the Police, Children’s Services, schools, voluntary sector and faith organisations, etc.
• Responsible for the delivery innovative programmes of open access and targeted detached and outreach youth work, which meets the needs of children, young people and families, facilitating the development of physical health, emotional wellbeing, supporting educational attainment, and preventing reducing youth crime.
• Promote and safeguard the welfare of young people in all contexts, with awareness of the risks that may be faced in respect of physical health and emotional wellbeing, educational attainment sexual development, CSE, crime and gang activity, and personal finance.
• Engage and build respectful, honest, challenging and supportive relationships with young people including those who may previously have had little contact with services and may be hard to reach.
• Acquire local knowledge and develop a meaningful dialogue with children, young people and families; with the purpose of assessing their individual or collective developmental needs in order to provide appropriate interventions to meet need.
• Ensure the youth programme and opportunities provided are reflective of the needs of different age groups, abilities, and cultural identity, and inclusive of sports, outdoor adventure, arts, cultural and recreational activity.
• Establish an inclusive culture throughout universal programmes and delivery; where all are welcome and supported to participate, and where respect, honesty, and trust enables children and young people to thrive.
• Support and provide effective pathways and access to appropriate services and provision so that children, young people and families receive the help they need at the earliest opportunity.
• Understand and respect the rights of young people and ensure their meaningful participation in their own plans and within the wider community, including the design delivery and evaluation of youth work programmes and services.

GENERAL

• To undertake training necessary for the efficient conduct of duties and adherence to Young Brent Foundation policies and procedures
• To work flexibly as part of a team
• To work to Young Brent Foundation’s practice standards expectations and timescales
• To show commitment to equality of opportunity for all groups of staff and service users
• To adhere to Council policy and procedures for safeguarding and health and safety
• To communicate in a way that meets the needs of a diverse audience
• To do any other reasonable duties when required, and help other teams when necessary

Essential criteria

• Age: 16 24, and in receipt of universal credit
• Qualifications: 4 GCSE A C including Maths English.
• Personal and professional demeanour which generates credibility and confidence amongst young people and families, elected members, chief officers, managers, staff, external partners, and all other stakeholders.
• Communicate in a way which meets the needs of a diverse audience and in a way that influences recipients effectively.
• An interest in young people's personal development and participation is a must!

Desirable criteria

• Residency: Ideally should reside in the London Borough of Brent.
• Previous Youth Related experience would be advantageous
• Resourceful, creative, and adaptable.
• Ability to demonstrate highly developed oral, written, and presentational skills with the computer literacy and skills necessary to work with information management systems.
• Able to set personal priorities, objectives and deadlines while maintaining a focus on the key service priorities/accountabilities.
• Ability to engage with and create a rapport and build relationships with young people and parents carers and families and to deal with complex issues in a sensitive and appropriate manner.
• Able to demonstrate reliability and integrity together with an enthusiastic and positive attitude towards children, young people, families, staff, and stakeholders

Additional information

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE 16-24 YEARS OLD AND IN RECEIPT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Closing date: Ongoing

Potential interview date: As soon as possible

Start date: TBC

How to apply

Not specified

Documents

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