View Vacancy -- Specialist Youth Worker (Gang Worker)
We are inviting applications for an enthusiastic and dynamic Specialist Youth Worker to work in a mental health and well-being service for young men who have been involved in or impacted by serious youth violence, offending and/or gang affiliation. The service is underpinned by psychological principles, and plays a vital role in working holistically with some of the most marginalised young men in Haringey to support them to access support around holistic well-being needs (including education, employment and training, emotional well-being, access to services and managing risks to offending).
The ideal candidate will need to be a thoughtful and flexible practitioner who places young people and their welfare at the heart of your practice. You’ll work closely with a team of mental health professionals to engage and support young men who present with multiple and complex challenges. You will also work closely with young men to co-produce activities and events at the project to engage a network of young men, always, making sure that young people’s voices are heard, and positively influencing your practice. The role will include liaising effectively and efficiently with both internal and external partners to ensure young peoples’ well-being needs are met.
You will also be expected to support the project team with delivering presentations to internal and external stakeholders to share and disseminate the work of this innovative service.
In return, we will give you the time and support you need to make a difference through clinical supervision. We are actively working to reduce caseloads across the service and provide mobile working technology so that you spend more time with young people, doing what really matters.
Special Requirements for this Post
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
- Experience of working with young men aged (11-25 years) who have had challenging experiences of systems (e.g. schools, pupil referral units, prison)
- Ability to work sensitively and thoughtfully with young people, engaging them at their own pace;
- Experience of supporting young people with a variety of needs e.g. employment, accessing services, life skills support.
- Ability to devise and implement individual programmes for young people
- Experience of keeping regular recordings of work undertaken and reporting back
- Experience of and willingness to undertake community based outreach work
- An understanding of health and safety responsibilities in relation to delivering interventions in both centre settings and off site
- Able to work evenings as required
- Appropriate understanding and approach to young people’s development
- Experience of working as part of a multi-agency team
- Ability to present information, write and produce written reports.
- Ability to communicate effectively by telephone, in writing and face to face
- This position requires the postholder to undergo a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check.
- 12 month FTC