Job Posting: Outreach Youth Worker

This post is being offered on a Self-Employed basis

Funding is currently available for 5-6 hours per week for up to twenty weeks. We are applying for additional grants in the hope that this aspect of our work can be extended.

The successful candidate will need an enhanced DBS certificate.

Main purpose of role

To develop and deliver high quality work with children and young people primarily aged 11-19 years and up to 24 years for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

To support young people who are struggling with mental health issues and/or are experiencing isolation as a result of lock-down, historical home schooling, exclusion or unemployment.

To support young people to address risk taking behaviour and its impact on the wider community in order to reduce young people’s vulnerability to anti-social behaviour, engagement in offending, substance misuse, sexual exploitation, and to promote positive health and increase community cohesion.

To encourage young people to play an active part in maintaining and developing their local environment through community gardening. Signposting to other projects should also be considered.

This role requires working with young people using a street based outreach approach.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • The post holder will work with and be responsible to IENM management group.
  • Liaison with colleagues from statutory and voluntary sectors to identify and initiate contact with vulnerable young people and if appropriate their families.
  • Ensuring young people feel safe and are kept as safe as possible.
  • Identification and reporting of unmet needs to relevant services.
  • Attending IENM activities to support the engagement of young people in the planning, delivery and review of its projects.
  • The keeping of accurate and up to date records of work undertaken and outcomes achieved.

General responsibilities.

Working to IENM policies and procedures, specifically Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety.

The post holder will be expected to work evenings and some weekends.

COVID-19 considerations:
Street based outreach will be delivered using social distancing and may be supported by volunteers.

Hand sanitiser and face coverings can be provided.

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual or outdoor meetings

Person profile

ExperienceWorking with young people who may present challenging behaviorGrowing edible plants Working within the voluntary sector
Experience of multi-generational groups
Supporting people with mild mental health or learning difficulties
From CV and interview process
Skills and knowledgeAbility to communicate effectively with young people
Ability to proactively approach and engage young people in positive and healthy activities
Ability to develop and sustain relationships with young people, families and professionals from a range of backgrounds
Knowledge of young peoples’ issues
Awareness of other activities and services available or being developed for young people in New Mills and surrounding areas.
Ability to lead group work activities with young people.
Knowledge of factors that might lead to vulnerability and risk

From CV and interview process
Personal qualitiesAbility to work evenings and some weekends.
Commitment to self- development and training
Maintain appropriate confidentiality
Ability to understand the needs of families and young people from diverse backgrounds
Ability to communicate effectively with other professionals and members of the local community
An interesting growing food.
Awareness of environmental and sustainability issues
Presentation of verbal and/written reports for Management Committee
From CV and interview process supported by written references
QualificationsA minimum of level 2 numeracy and literacy skills or equivalent.NVQ Level 3 in Youth Work or other relevant qualificationFrom CV and documentary evidence.

For further information please contact:

Completed CVs emailed to by Friday 9th April

Interviews Wednesday 14th April

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