Senior HeadStart Youth Practitioner
Location: Across London Borough of Newham
2 Year Fixed Term Contract (with possibility of extension)
About the Programme
The Big Lottery funded innovative mental health prevention programme in Newham is committed to the delivery of evidence based approaches which promote emotional resilience in 10-16 year olds at risk of developing mental health difficulties.
For this exciting borough wide programme we are recruiting additional members to our multi-disciplinary team of professionals to help deliver this range of evidence based approaches predominantly in school settings.
As a significant member of this Big Lottery funded preventative mental health service, you will be willing to get stuck in to establishing this new service in a demanding and challenging context, positively responding to challenges with creative thinking and a can-do attitude.
You will have a history of working with vulnerable young people with the skills and attributes to build excellent working relationships with young people, school staff, parents and other professionals working in the school community. You will have significant experience of supporting and managing other youth practitioners to do the same. You will understand the challenges families face and have a sensitivity to working with schools to support young people to thrive.
About the role
As a key member of the HeadStart service, you will lead and manage a team of five youth practitioners who will be delivering three specific targeted group interventions across primary and secondary schools in Newham. These three interventions are a specific peer mentoring programme, a volunteering leadership programme and a resilience behaviour change programme. You will work alongside an existing Senior Youth Practitioner who is managing five other youth practitioners.
Alongside management responsibilities you will also have a role in delivering activity to young people, refining activity design, and planning and coordinating delivery across schools.
(For more information on this role please refer to the job description and person specification)
We require successful candidates to have a Youth work qualification (minimum Level 3) or significant equivalent demonstrable experience of delivering informal education with young people.
The role will start from at the beginning of September (exact date is negotiable). Contracts will be offered initially on a 2 year fixed term basis with the opportunity to be extended following satisfactory performance.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 12th July
Interviews: Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th July
Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check. A disqualification declaration questionnaire maybe required for this post.
We are committed to and champion equality and diversity in all aspects of employment with Newham Partnership Working and the London Borough of Newham. All employees are expected to understand and promote equality and diversity in the course of their work.
How to apply
Please apply online. For technical difficulties, please contact the Support Team 020 7427 8250. For further information about the role, please refer to the Job Description.