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Senior Youth Worker

Senior Youth Worker

Are you passionate about youth work? Do you want to use your skills to inspire young people based on the community needs in Enfield?

A growing charity in North London who encourage and strengthen the local community have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and engaging Senior Youth Worker to join their team at an exciting time.

The Charity strengthen the local community by responding to their needs and interests and offering open-access to youth work and informal education in a community setting, delivered by specialist practitioners in their local facilities as well as local primary and secondary schools.

As the Senior Youth Worker, you'll lead a team of practitioners, sessional and volunteer workers to create community based opportunities for vulnerable young people from 10 - 19 years old. Your role will focus on leading afterschool, evening and holiday activities, youth mentoring and targeted interventions using a planned youth work curriculum.

Using your experience of engaging with vulnerable young people, you'll develop, deliver and evaluate programmes and resources in response to the needs of the young people to build their confidence and in turn, build the community. The programmes and resources will encourage personal and social development through recreation, mentoring, skills development and discussion groups.

You'll work with external professionals and agencies to ensure the programmes are risk assessed and you will promote safeguarding and welfare of the young people you work with. To help sustain the youth centre facility, you'll also contribute to recruiting and training volunteers to ensure positive outcomes for all.

To be considered for this role, you'll need to have experience of developing, delivering and evaluating community based programmes or informal/formal education programmes to young people aged 10-19, in group and 121 settings. You might have a teaching background or be a qualified youth worker for example, or will be able to demonstrate this through your experience. You'll also need to have experience of managing a staff team or volunteers and will need to be willing to work outside of normal working hours, up to 3 evenings a week and during school holidays.

In return, the organisation will also be flexible with their working practices and are dedicated to maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment. They can offer a mix of face to face and remote working but you will need to be local to Enfield or be able to travel to Enfield regularly and easily.

If you are motivated to create opportunities for young people's voices to be heard, please show your interest today by sending your CV to quoting the job title and reference number J75398DT.

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.