Cluster Support Youth Worker

Kingston Upon Thames (London Borough), London (Greater)
06 Mar 2019
06 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Salary: AFC Sp32-35 (£30,930-£33,282)
Appointment Type: Permanent
Job Term: Full Time
Hours: 36
Location: Ham Youth Centre

An exciting opportunity for an experienced youth worker to support in the delivery of a diverse range of work with young people over a geographical area of Richmond and Kingston

About the role
As Cluster Support Youth Worker for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading on the planning, facilitation and evaluation of a range of youth work including centre based, detached, school based, targeted and universal provision
  • Building meaningful relationships with young people that increases their resilience and ability to achieve their potential 
  • The Management of a youth centre and various part time staff teams
  • Liaising with key stakeholders including young people themselves, parents, local residents, schools, social services and other partners

This is a fantastic role in a lively and supportive team.

About us
We have been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the
leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
About you
To be Cluster Support Youth Worker for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • Youth Work Qualification or related at level 4 or above
  • Experience of delivering youth work programmes that meet the needs of young people that have raised achievement and improved outcomes 
  • Experience of putting young people's participation at the heart of the work you deliver
  • Experience of management of staff and buildings is desirable
  • Willingness to work flexible working hours including evenings 

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. Our learning and development
offer was highlighted as a key strength by the judging panel when they named us Social Work Employer of the
Year in 2016.

Benefit of working for Achieving for Children

As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to;

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
  • Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team

You will find out more about our organisation at:

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