HeadStart Youth and Co-Production Practitioner
Location: Across London Borough of Newham
2 Year Fixed Term Contract (with possibility of extension)
Salary: £33-37K (JNC 21-25)
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 an additional member of staff 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 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 activate vulnerable student voice across a range of primary and secondary schools in Newham. The role will focus on ensuring that the voice of young people is reflected throughout our programme and that they are actively supported to shape resilience priorities in their own schools but also across the borough. 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. Additionally candidates will be expected to have experience of delivering structured informal education activities in the school setting.
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The role will start from mid June. Contracts will be offered initially on a 2 year fixed term basis with the opportunity to be extended following satisfactory performance.
If you have any queries about the role, please do not hesitate to contact Janine Robertin at Janine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: Monday 16th April
London Borough of Newham is 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 contact the school directly.