Youth Worker

Chance UK has been delivering early-intervention services across London since 1995. Our longest running programme is our mentoring service where Mentors pick the child up from home and run a 1:1 session in the community, once a week for 2 hours. They use the solution-focused approach to work on building the child’s self-esteem and confidence, set goals and explore new places. 

In addition, we are growing a range of community based groups running after school as well as some workshops delivered in schools which will support children with developing social and emotional skills and resilience through activities or skills development.

The balance between 1:1 work and group delivery will change according to services commissioned so the post holder will need to be flexible accordingly.

We are actively seeking to broaden the diversity of the team and welcome applications from male candidates, candidates with disabilities and also those with lived experience of the issues we work on, including: exclusion from school, being a parent of a child who has been excluded or who has additional social, emotional or behavioural needs. 

Role Competencies

  1. Understanding of the context and challenges facing vulnerable children and families. 
  2. Ability to deliver a high quality support to families, ensuring it is received entirely based on the families needs, contributing to systems and procedures that are in place within the organisation.
  3. Actively participates in the development of an outcomes focused mentoring service and group work by planning, and evaluating a service within own caseload with a willingness to adapt to changes and challenges that may arise in the delivery of the Programmes.
  4. Ability to work within the team to develop reflective practice, enabling high quality service and flexible service delivery to families.

Please make sure you have read the Recruitment Pack and Job Description.

To apply, send a CV and 1 page covering letter to by the closing date.

We are looking for successful candidates to start as soon as possible and therefore applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and interviews scheduled accordingly. 

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