Job title: Youth Worker
Hours: 25-35 hrs per week
Remuneration: £12-£14 per hour
Application deadline: 30/06/23
We are seeking a Youth Worker to take an active role in overseeing the design and implementation of programs and/or activities to support youth education and development, in line with the goals and objectives of IANL. The successful candidate will ensure effective youth engagement, provide access to safe spaces and trained mentors, and promote growth in character traits among the youth.
- Deliver face-to-face youth work, and build and maintain positive relationships with young people in the community
- Work with key stakeholders across IANL to identify the needs of young people and assist in the delivery of personal development programs.
- Support IANL in enhancing the charity’s understanding of the challenges faced within its reachable community
- To monitor and evaluate youth work in consultation with colleagues and young people.
- To encourage young people to actively participate in the decision-making processes of the programme.
- To be aware of and implement IANL Safeguarding, Health and Safety policies and procedures.
- To participate in regular performance reviews and be prepared to undertake training courses appropriate to the role.
- To be accountable and responsible for carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the post with due regard to IANL
- To undertake any other such duties commensurate within the grade of the post, as required.
- Effectiveness – Effective youth engagement programs and development strategies
- Engagement – Build strong relationships with young people
- Impact Measurement – Measure the impact of youth engagement
- Team – Identify and assign appropriate staff and volunteer roles
- Space – Running weekly youth engagement sessions
- Resources – Ensure access to adequate resources and facilities for young people
- Policies – Develop and implement policies and processes to safeguard young people
- Marketing – Develop and implement marketing strategies to promote youth engagement
- Finances – Manage and plan finances related to youth engagement work
- L2/3 or higher JNC Recognised Qualification or equivalent
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with young people
- Experience working with young people in a community setting and other community/charity work.
- Knowledge of policies and processes related to safeguarding young people accessing youth services
- Financial management and planning skills, with the ability to manage budgets for youth engagement programs
As a youth worker, you will be working closely with Trustees, senior management, the Imams, and the headteacher of the Academy.
This post will result in you having contact with children and youth, some of whom may be of vulnerable age or status. IANL, therefore, requires that by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, the Children’s Act 1989 and/or the Police Act 1997, you reveal any criminal convictions, bind over orders or cautions, including those which would normally be regarded as spent. If successful in your application you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
This job description sets out the main duties of the post at the date when it was drawn up. Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility entailed.
If you are passionate about working with young people and are committed to implementing effective youth engagement strategies, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity through [email protected]