Youth Development Outreach Worker (Male*)
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH WORKER (Male*)
Full time 40 hours/week (1 FTE),
Fixed Term Contract to March 2022 (with a view to extend)
Salary £26,620 p.a. (inc London Allowance)
Youth violence is a problem that significantly affects young people, their families and entire communities. At Oasis, we believe that violence can be prevented by taking a holistic public health approach. Oasis Community Hub Hadley encompasses a range of integrated and diverse community projects which together have a common aim to bring transformation to the whole person and the whole community. Through this holistic approach we have been instrumental in shaping the way young people are supported after experiencing trauma, violence or aggression.
Oasis Youth Support provides an early intervention and trauma informed approach to tackle the drivers of violent behaviour. We are seeking a dedicated Youth Development Outreach Worker to accompany young people who attend Wood Green Custody Suite or North Middlesex Hospital A&E department due to a violent or aggressive incident, on their journey to make positive choices with the aim of breaking the cycle of violence.
The primary purpose of the role is to participate in a youth outreach service, working with young people who come into the A&E department either as a victim or perpetrator of a violent crime or who have been arrested and held at Wood Green Custody Suite. You will be part of a large team based at the hospital and supported by the Youth Support Project Coordinator, as well as the wider Community Hub Team based in Ponders End, Enfield.
The key responsibilities within the role are:
- Support young people and develop a bespoke mentoring programme that meets their needs.
- Develop a model of care that enables young people to benefit from interventions.
- Ensure new referrals are received and passed on in a timely manner.
- Facilitating information gathering/sharing to track the support and success of the project.
You could be successful in this role if you:
- Are passionate about making a difference to young people’s lives
- Have the ability to build positive relationships with young people as well as professionals
- Possess (or be willing to train towards) a relevant professional qualification (e.g. JNC, QTS, QSW), or can demonstrate relevant experience.
- Have experience of working in a youth/community setting affected by youth crime.
- Experience of mentoring / supporting young people
- Are self-motivated, with the ability to take initiative and organise your own time
This role is a challenging but very rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable young members of society who are living in challenging circumstances.
If you are interested in being part of this life-changing service and want to apply, please send the completed application form and Equal Opportunities form (attached below) the Oasis UK Recruitment Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
We actively encourage applications from people of all ethnic backgrounds and minority and underrepresented groups.
Closing date for completed applications is 9am Tuesday 15th June 2021.
Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd – 24th June 2021 at Enfield, North London.
*This role has an occupational requirement for applicants to be male. This is due to the majority of one-to-one work being with male young people, many of whom are deemed as at-risk and vulnerable.
Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Oasis ethos.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.
Oasis supports Equal Opportunities. Registered Charity No. 1026487