Youth Work

Youth Worker Engagement and Participation

  • £20,178.00
  • 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

This apprenticeship will give a fulfilling opportunity to work with children and young people in care and care leavers, while also gaining an understanding into the how’s and  why’s of their circumstances.

 

As a Youth Worker you will use educational activities, advice and support to help young people learn about themselves and to become more confident.

 

  • Deliver a range of Children in Care Council (EMPIRE) and Leaving Care Forum activities alongside operational managers and staff.
  • Facilitate a Care Leavers drop-in night alongside operational managers and staff
  • Deliver independent skills training to care leavers alongside operational managers and staff
  • Deliver total respect training to Professionals and Foster Carers
  • Talk, listen and report the views and feedback of children in care and care leavers
  • Plan events for Young People and Foster Carers alongside the operational managers and staff

THE CANDIDATE

 

    • Personal experience of the care system
    • Well organised and good time management skills
    • Good communication skills
    • The ability to motivate others; to be approachable and friendly
    • Enthusiastic, patient and understanding
    • Able to work independently and as part of a team
    • No formal entry requirements for the level 2 or 3 qualification

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Special Conditions

 

  • Ability to work flexibly; including evening and weekends
  • Able to travel around the London Borough of Croydon and neighbouring Boroughs

APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY

To apply for this position please enter your email address below and a member of the team will be in touch. If you have not yet registered you will be required to do so in the next step.

  • Value Croydon
  • Good Employer Croydon
  • Calat
  • Wuropean Union Social Fund