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Targeted Youth Support Practitioner - Youth Wellbeing Steering Group

  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 2392
  • Published: Thu 28/03/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 04/04/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: PARTTIME
  • Salary: 38259
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Essex

Targeted Youth Support Practitioner - Youth Wellbeing Steering Group

Grade 6-  £36,567-£39,951pro rata 

Part Time - 18 hrs 

Fixed Term - 2 years

Evenings and Weekends as part of their regular work, as required up to 18hrs pw

About the Role

We are looking for a dedicated Targeted Youth Support Practitioner - Youth Wellbeing Steering Group to develop initiatives that ensures young people get the opportunity to participate fully in the co-design and delivery of services so that their voices can be heard. If this is you, then we have a very exciting role for you! 

The Havering Youth Wellbeing Steering Group has been launched to engage young people around the wellbeing census and enable young people to share their views and perspectives about wellbeing.  Havering Council recently worked with UCL Partners to conduct a Youth Wellbeing Census to measure the wellbeing of young people in the borough Havering – Youth Wellbeing Census (haveringdata.net). This census used the locally adapted #BeeWell Survey (originally developed for use in Greater Manchester).   

We are looking for a Qualified Youth Worker with a range of experience in delivering quality programmes and provisions with young people to co-design and facilitate the Havering Youth Wellbeing Steering Group. 

 You can expect:

  • To recruit, train and engage young people across the borough to maintain membership of the Youth Wellbeing Steering Group. 
  • To support young people with interpreting and exploring the results from the Wellbeing Census.
  • To support young people with commissioning local initiatives to address needs identified by the Wellbeing Census.
  • To collaborate with local partners to ensure that the ‘youth voice’ coming from the Youth Wellbeing Steering Group is recognised and given weight.     
  • To develop and deliver innovative approaches for engaging young people in shaping, co-producing and participating in the development of the Youth Wellbeing Steering Group. 
  • To facilitate research, surveys, forums and consultations with young people, stakeholders through effective stakeholder engagement across the Council, Schools, Voluntary and Community Sector.
  • To lead or contribute to community forums, conferences and training to promote and support young people’s engagement within the Borough and advocate for issues of importance to them.

Now is the time to join our busy and vibrant youth service team to create learning opportunities with young people and to support them to navigate some of the complexities in their lives.  You will need to work confidently with diversity and understand the impact of discrimination on young people.

About Us

Havering is a London borough like no other. Located in Zone 6, we are in close proximity to both the hustle and bustle of the city and the surrounding Essex countryside. Boasting attractive green spaces and fantastic schools, it is no wonder that we have one of the fastest growing child populations in the country, and our community is becoming increasingly diverse. We are also unique in our political makeup, with Havering Residents’ Association working in co-operation with the Labour Group to make Havering an even better place to live and work. We have a strong corporate agenda and are embedding an increasingly insight-driven culture, which we think makes this a very exciting time to join us. 

We are committed to seeing life through the eyes of young people in Havering. We promote positive language and attitudes toward young people, their networks and communities. Co-production is at the heart of our work, and young people’s voices are at the centre of the design and delivery of our service.  We provide support that improves outcomes for children and young people between 10 and 18 years old, and up to 25 for young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Our core aim is to safeguard children and young people who may be at risk of harm outside of their family and home. In recent years, we have seen an increase in the exploitation of children and young people in Havering. We use techniques like information sharing between agencies and data analysis to identify those young people who may be at risk of exploitation. We then work with young people to protect them from harm and improve their life chances. 

Our preventative approach to support and intervention with young people is informed by our understanding of: 

  • The impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences
  • Young people’s experiences of risk in places and people outside of family, home and school
  • The power of language and relationship-based practice
  • You will join us in taking a Child First and trauma-informed approach in promoting supportive family relationships, enhanced emotional regulation, improved outcomes, healthier lifestyles and delivering positive activities.

You will have the ability to build and sustain relationships with young people in a range of contexts and settings and take account of the complex lives young people live and bring about positive change. 

Havering Youth Influence and Participation Service is part of an integrated and systemic model of working across the borough.  Working with colleagues from across our local partnership you will offer support and deliver programmes and detached outreach provision with young people from the wider Havering Community.

Please view Job Profile here 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact palmela.witter@havering.gov.uk  or  Sedina.lewis@havering.gov.uk.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 3rd April 2024 23:59, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early. You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interview date to be advised. 

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770.

Additional Information

We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees. Find out what it means to Choose Havering.

The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 2392
  • Published: Thu 28/03/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 04/04/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: PARTTIME
  • Salary: 38259
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Essex