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Targeted Intervention Youth Worker

10 months ago

Crystal Palace

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Job Description

Job Purpose The Targeted Intervention Youth Worker will be responsible for providing a youth work/mentoring service to a caseload of young people. As part of the role you will carry out 1-2-1 mentoring interventions based on the young-person's need, inspiring them to unpick their challenging behaviours, promote positive mental well-being and support them to make better informed decisions. You will work closely with young people and partner agencies, to identify suitable progression routes and development opportunities that focus on supporting young people including, but not limited to; health and wellbeing, life skills and education and employability. Job Summary Other responsibilities will include:
  • Work alongside external partner agencies to support a young person – including CAMHS, NHS, youth justice service and others.
  • Meet with the young person and co-design a personal plan based around Goal Based Outcomes;
  • Develop positive relationships with young people through a variety of youth work styles/methodologies;
  • Support young people to access internal and external programmes in line with their needs;
  • Liaise with project leads to ensure young people are fully supported within their chosen programmes including support with resources;
  • Deliver mental wellbeing support for young people and manage a caseload, providing support at suitable times for the referral either face to face or virtually;
  • Develop and promote support for parents/guardians/carers so that they feel more confident in supporting their child/young person with their mental health and wellbeing;
  • Establish, maintain and develop effective partnership working with stakeholders including relevant external agencies and organisations;
  • Complete monitoring, evaluation and session recordings using internal systems, including contributing to the project monthly reports as directed by project coordinator;
  • Ensure that all delivery, for which you are responsible, complies with all health and safety and safeguarding requirements including the production of individual risk assessments;
  • Attend all scheduled supervision, meetings and training events; Support the foundation with further delivery to Young People, including workshops and events.
Job Requirements Essential
  • A minimum level 2 in Youth Work, Mentoring and Safeguarding qualification or equivalent, or willingness to work towards;
  • Mental Health Awareness Training;
  • Experience in 1-2-1 work/mentoring;
  • Experience of partnership/inter-agency working as part of a team around complex young people;
  • Working towards a young person-centred approach, putting young people first and working in a person-centred way;
  • A true passion and interest in developing and supporting young people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact and engage with young people;
  • The ability to listen non-judgmentally and remind open-minded to the individual’s situation;
  • A flexible approach towards working practice and working hours;
  • Commitment to diversity, equal opportunities and inclusivity;
  • An understanding of the issues and barriers impacting young people, especially those impacted by the pandemic;
  • Able to travel across south London to carry out community outreach work;
  • Proficient at log and report writing;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Emergency First Aid Certificate;
  • Youth MHFA Certificate;
  • Experience of managing a caseload of individuals;
  • Experience of working with young people with mental health needs;
  • Experience of working with young people with challenging or complex life experiences;
  • Full clean drivers licence;

Job Detail

Job TypeFull time
QualificationsFA Level 2


Working with Young Players