Youth Work

Youth Work Apprenticeship

  • Croydon
  • £19,802.00
  • London Borough of Croydon
  • 35-40 hours per week

THE COMPANY

Croydon is on the cusp of an unprecedented period of growth and revitalisation. The next five years will see over £3bn investment in the Borough, which will transform Croydon into a world class destination. Across the Borough, up to 9,500 new homes will be built, whilst a major public realm improvement programme and innovative high streets investment schemes will revitalise our vibrant local centres. The aim is simple – to create a series of places where people want to be. This is your opportunity to be at the heart of this exciting time, developing and delivering projects which will transform the borough.

 

THE ROLE

Croydon Council has been successful in obtaining funding from the DfE for a project promoting the mental health and wellbeing of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Young People (UASC) through a range of youth and enrichment activities.

 

You will devise these programmes in partnership with care leavers, local youth clubs, the voluntary sector and refugee and community organisations. You will be committed to ensuring newly arrived young people develop a strong social network and are fully integrated in the activities offered by the youth engagement team.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work directly with young people and engage them in a range of activities promoting mental health and wellbeing including educational activities such as homework clubs.
  • Inform, introduce and accompany young people to refugee and community organisations as they arrive in the UK, if desired.
  • Develop young people’s life skills through a range of activities including sourcing training.
  • Undertake relevant training on Mental Health and well being for non-health professionals.
  • Support the delivery team of care leavers with their development goals and identify further appropriate training and development opportunities.

THE CANDIDATE

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience of the care system and an understanding of the challenges faced by asylum seekers.
  • Great commitment to the safeguarding and promotion of emotional health and wellbeing of young asylum seekers and refugees.
  • A good knowledge of local youth groups, voluntary sector, refugee and community organisations and an understanding of the purpose of the youth engagement team.
  • Very good listening skills.
  • Able to represent young people’s views and can keep young people motivated.
  • A good understanding of equality, rights, diversity and cultural differences.

OTHER INFORMATION

“Due to under representation and responsibility as a corporate parent Croydon Council will prioritise applications from the boroughs care leavers, aged 18 – 25, for these roles”

 

The post is available for an immediate start subject to checks, appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring service.

 

To discuss this role, please contact Amanda.Warren@croydon.gov.uk

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