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Youth and Play worker

Closes on: 9th February 2020
Hours: Hours: Various, between 3pm and 9pm
Salary: Salary: £10.91-£12.29 per hour, plus excellent benefits
DBS check: Enhanced DBS check
Location: London Borough of Lewisham
Reports to: Senior Youth Play and Community Worker

Do you have the drive and passion to support young people?
Do you want to help young people reach their full potential?

Then this is the job for you!

Youth First’s mission is to support and improve young people’s lives through positive activities; adventure play and the provision of safe spaces. Youth First is the UK’s first employee and young person led organisation. Formed from Lewisham’s Youth Service to sustain and grow youth provision for children and young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with special needs), our core focus is on delivering exciting activities to young people in the borough of Lewisham; to provide an early intervention service to prevent escalation of young people’s needs; and support and mentor young people to achieve their full potential.

We now have fantastic roles available for Youth & Play workers.

Youth Worker
Salary: £10.91-£12.29 per hour, plus excellent benefits
Hours: Various, between 3pm and 9pm
Contract: Up to August 2020 as a minimum, may be extended subject to funding

Job role/responsibilities
Youth First are currently looking to recruit Youth Workers to deliver high quality and innovative range of youth and play services for young people aged 8-19 years old (up to 25 with SEN), at youth clubs, adventure play grounds or via outreach and street based work in the borough of Lewisham. Your role will be essential to building the confidence of young people in developing their social development, providing a safe environment.

Previous experience of working with young people would be an advantage.

Essential Requirements
 Experience of supporting, delivering and evaluating high quality sessions and
activities for young people
 Strong commitment to young people and a thorough knowledge of the issues facing
young people
 Working knowledge and understanding of the principles of youth work
 Educated to NVQ Level 2 or above qualification in Youth or Community work (or
equivalent) in similar field or substantial experience.

 A minimum of 1 years’ experience of working directly with young people.
 Awareness of safeguarding; health and safety and data protection practices
 Must be able to commit to flexible working hours as and when necessary
 Able to use MS Office
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

What you can expect
 Youth First will give you the opportunity to advance your skills and become a
shareholder of Youth First
 Flexible working
 Excellent pension package with Standard Life
 Occupational sick pay subject to service
 Competitive salary
 26 days holiday per year plus bank holidays – pro rata for part time employees
 Committed management team giving continuous support
 High performance is recognised and rewarded
 Training courses in a variety of topics
 Cycle to work scheme
 Computer loan scheme
 Employee forums
 Employee Excellence Award
 Diverse workforce
 Staff socials

How to apply
Please send a covering letter and CV addressing the shortlisting criteria to recruitmentyf@youthfirst.org.uk or complete the application form on the Youth First website. Interviews will be week commencing: 2 March, 2020.
Closing date: Sunday, 9 February, 2020

Download the relevant files :

Microsoft Office document icon Recruitment_Guidance Notes_YF_6.1.20_GDPR.doc1.42 MB
File YouthFirst_Application_Form_060120.docx34.67 KB
Microsoft Office document icon YPW_JD and PS_15.1.20.doc179 KB

Download our application form:
Youth First Application Form

Youth First application and recruitment process:
YF Recruitment Guidance Document

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