Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London

Job Type: Part Time, Permanent

Hours: 18 hours per week

Salary: £24,336 per annum (pro rata)

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Youth Support Worker.

Epic CIC is the UK’s first independent youth service mutual and social enterprise. We are a thriving social business creating value in our community. We provide guidance and support to approximately 5000 young people each year. We have circa 170 staff and an annual turnover of approximately £5,000,000, operating in a challenging financial environment.

About the role:

The Senior Youth Support Worker will support the Senior Youth Worker in the design and delivery of an innovative and engaging youth work programme that meets the personal, social and educational development needs of young people 9-19 years of age (up to 25yrs for those young people who have a lifelong learning difficulty and / or disability).

You will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of the Golborne Access Project which is a targeted provision for young people who have a lifelong learning difficulty and / or disability (LLDD).

About you:

The successful candidate will have a recognised Youth and Community Work qualification (Local or National) at level 3 or above and qualification’s and / or training relevant to working with young people who have a LLDD. You will have experience in the design and delivery of a wide variety of programmes, events and projects that support the development of young people with LLDD. You will also have robust experience of working with disadvantaged young people including those with LLDD.

You will also have demonstrable experience of centre based youth work, in particular, occupational health and safety, child protection, off-site activities and the importance of risk assessment to enable rather than restrict experiences. Experience of achieving demonstrable personal, social and educational development outcomes for those with LLDD is essential, as is a track record of developing partnerships and building positive relationships with staff and external organisations.

Additionally, you will have an understanding of issues affecting young people with LLDD in an inner-city environment and a full understanding of the compliance issues connected with providing activities for those with LLDD, e.g. safeguarding, health and safety etc. An understanding of funding sources and how to apply for them is also essential, as is the ability to motivate and inspire young people with LLDD from challenging backgrounds to undertake a wide range of structured and unstructured activities. A professional qualification in Youth and Community Work would be an advantage, as would experience of supervising or coordinating the work of youth workers and / or volunteers. It would also be beneficial if you have experience of creating and managing budgets and a driving licence with D1+E.

To apply:

Please download and complete the application form below and email to [email protected] by 12pm, 24th January 2018. Interviews expected to be held between 31st January – 2nd February 2018.

Please see the following link for more information: http://www.rootshr.org.uk/senior-youth-support-worker-inclusion