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Vacancy Details

HeadStart Youth Practitioner

Newham Council
£29,500-£34,000 2 Year Fixed Term plus Inner London
The Employing School
Working Pattern:
Evenings/Full Time/Term Time/Weekends
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
03/08/2017 at 23:55 PM
Newham Council

HeadStart Youth Practitioner

Location: Across London Borough of Newham
2 Year Fixed Term Contract (with possibility of extension)

Salary: £29,500-34,000

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. 

 About You

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 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 be comfortable using your youth work skills to work in a formal school context rather than a traditional youth work context. You will be using your excellent facilitation skills to deliver three specific interventions: a peer mentoring programme, a volunteering leadership programme and a resilience behaviour change programme. You will have some experience of working with young people who have emerging mental health difficulties, or with a keen interest in building resilience in young people.

We require successful candidates to have a Youth work qualification (minimum Level 2) or significant equivalent demonstrable experience of delivering informal education with young people.

We are looking for candidates intrested in full-time or part-time roles.

(For more information on this role please refer to the job description and person specification)

Additional Information

The role will start on Monday 11th September. 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: Thursday 3rd August

Interviews: Monday 14th - Tuesday  15th August


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.

Equal Opportunities

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

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