Health Youth Worker

London Borough Of Barking & Dagenham

Location: London

Salary: £31,122 - £32,112

Closing Date: 04.09.2022

Division: Education
Section: Healthy Lifestyles
£31,122 - £32,112
Additional Salary Information
Ref: EDUC00034

About this job

We are recruiting to two part time (0.6) Health Youth Worker roles.

You will work with the Lead for Culture and Wellbeing (Education) and the Senior Health Youth Worker to deliver face-to-face health youth work programmes to young people including the delivery of two targeted youth clubs for vulnerable young people: Flipside, a unique group for young people who identify as LGBTQ+ and Peer Support Group (PSG) a supportive youth group for young people transitioning from youth services to adult services. You will deliver 121’s to integrate young people into the groups, and deliver specific projects from healthy eating and nutrition through to representing the borough at Pride. The Post holder will assist into the planning, development and delivery of a challenging and progressive youth work programme that supports young people’s identified needs with focus on physical and sexual health, and emotional wellbeing.

The postholder will work as part of a co-ordinated team working in varying geographical areas/localities within the borough offering opportunities relevant to young people as well hard-to-reach, seldom-heard and underserved communities

Re-applying for posts

Applicants who have not been shortlisted or who are unsuccessful at interview cannot reapply for the same job if it’s within 6 months of the first advert – for further information please refer to our Jobs and Career Page - ‘Working for us and Information for Applicants’ on our website.

Special requirements for this post

You will have knowledge of formal education and statutory relationship and sex education (RSE) and experience of youth work and CAMHS. An up-to-date knowledge and interest in the barriers, challenges and opportunities for under-represented groups such as the LGBTQ+ community.

About you

We are a values driven employer, and looking for you to reflect the values that are important to our residents. You will be able to deliver high quality outcomes for young people’s wellbeing. Ensuring that support opportunities for young people are paramount that maximise their life chances and the best chances of success as they transition from child to adult services. You will enjoy a varied workload and working across schools and venues across the borough. You will value being part of a small but committed team whilst working with independence and autonomy.

You will be able to respond to a range of stakeholders – parents, social services, CAMHS, NHS and schools through effective communication and with a 'can do' attitude to developing relationships. Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders will be essential. You will have experience in using a range of ICT packages including MS Word and Excel and the commitment to developing the reach and range of digital collaboration tools such MS Teams and Zoom. We want people that embody our organisational values and care about our communities and borough. If you have the knowledge, skills and experience required for this role and share our values, we would like to hear from you

About us

This is an exciting time to join the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham as we have been on a journey over the last few years, one that has seen us transform the council and the way we deliver our services. Although a lot of improvements have been made, resulting in us winning the LGC Driving Growth award and LGC Entrepreneurial Council of the Year 2019, there is still more to deliver. Our borough is vibrant and diverse, and this is something we are proud of.

We value the diversity of people who live, work and visit Barking and Dagenham and it is our vision is to create a place where people understand, respect and celebrate each other’s differences. In addition to this, we offer a competitive pay package, a positive approach to flexible working, investment in your learning and development as well as a commitment to your wellbeing.

Closing date: 4 September 2022.

Interview date: 20 September 2022.