Assistant Youth Worker – Children & Families Service

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Job details

Salary

GBP £23,628 to £24,927 23628

Grade

Scale 4

Department

Children, Adults & Community Health

Service

Children & Families Service

DBS Required

Yes

Contract Type

Permanent - Part Time

Closing date

26/01/2020

Part Time Roles

Young Hackney Early Help and Prevention Services, provide access to universal play and youth work programmes alongside high quality early intervention and specialist services for children and young people aged 6-19 years.

Our purpose is to have a positive impact on young people’s development and transition to adulthood; improving their life chances through accessible services for all whilst targeting the most vulnerable. Young Hackney Services are embedded in the community and delivered through a network of youth hubs, and via outreach in schools and community settings. Our projects and interventions enable young people to build positive relationships with their peers, families, schools and the wider community; raising aspirations, encouraging active citizenship and leadership and supporting the prevention of youth crime.

Assistant Youth Workers will support, enrich and enhance the high quality effective and responsive early help and prevention services; encompassing programmes of youth work and targeted interventions that result in tangible improvements to young people’s well-being.

You will contribute to the development and delivery of a range of exciting programmes of activity, discovery and self-development with young people. You are expected to establish rapport and build a respectful, honest, challenging and supportive relationship with young people including those who may previously have had little contact with services and may be hard to reach and you will be expected to provide services at the times that young people are available; principally after school, evenings and weekends.

Hackney Children and Families Service has a strong learning culture and offers an attractive CPD package. We go that extra mile for our people, offering a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive; giving you the chance to use your knowledge and skills, and enhance your practice within a high profile organisation.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

The next stage of the recruitment process is to complete an online Verbal Reasoning test. The test will be sent to you within 3 days after the application closing date. The email you receive will be from the test site, Skills Arena. Please contact the recruitment team on 0208 356 8845 if you not receive the online test within 3 working days once the role is closed. Please do not contact us prior to the 3 working days.

Closing date for applications:    26 January 2020
Assessment/Interview Dates:    To be advised

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.