JOB TITLE: Youth Outreach Support Worker
BASED: Holloway, Islington N7. During the Covid-19 restrictions our staff are able to work from home. We expect to return to in person working at the centre after this time.
HOURS: 25 hours per week
SALARY: NCJ Scale 1 point 1, £21,816 pa FTE
CONTRACT: 6 months
Manor Gardens is looking for a committed Youth Outreach Support Worker, as part of the Kickstarter Scheme, to support our work with young people in our local communities, in particular working with our local refugee and migrant communities. This role will be responsible for carrying out support for people with their health and wellbeing, as well as life opportunities, helping to design and take part in community activities and events, undertaking administrative duties associated with the role and contributing to the ongoing support the team.
The Kickstart Scheme provides jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.
The Youth Outreach Support Worker will work across our health and wellbeing services to develop our offer to young people in Islington, and build up community connections with youth groups and organisations across the Borough.
The role will work with colleagues to design and deliver outreach work and community activities, focusing on improving young people’s health and wellbeing, and life opportunities. The Youth Outreach Support Worker will also develop our social media channels to improve our online presence and engagement with local young people.
You will have the opportunity to be creative and support the design of the outreach and activities we run, and work directly with young people from a diverse range of backgrounds, to ensure we have a menu of services that meet the real needs and wants of young people themselves.
About Manor Gardens Welfare Trust
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is a charity with an excellent history of supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing since 1913. Our mission is to work with people and communities to take action and enable good health, resilience and opportunity.
Manor Gardens is a local community hub providing health and wellbeing services alongside two Early Years services. Many of our health and wellbeing services operate across North London, but our main base is in Islington. We offer a variety of services to people of all ages and all communities, with a particular focus on those that experience identified barriers and difficulties in accessing support and services. This includes but isn’t limited to those living with long-term physical or mental health conditions, refugee and migrant communities, survivors of or those experiencing abuse, those who are socially isolated, and others who for many reasons are experiencing poor health and wellbeing.
We understand that wellbeing and good health mean different things to different people. We work alongside our communities and recruit many of our staff from those communities. We work creatively and flexibly to have a positive impact.
In any role at Manor Gardens Welfare Trust, you will be encouraged to contribute across the organisation and grow and develop as a professional in this field.
How to apply
For a recruitment pack or an informal chat about this post, please download the application pack below and email it to HR@manorgardenscentre.org or email HR@manorgardenscentre.org for the application.
Closing date for applications: This post will be advertised on a rolling basis, although we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications. Any applicants must be able to start the role before 31st December 2021.
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is committed to valuing, respecting and celebrating diversity, and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the communities with which we work. We recognise the value of lived experience in any role we offer, and we welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religious belief.
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust follows safer recruitment procedures, and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Any disclosures within a DBS check do not necessarily prevent an individual from taking up a position with us, and we encourage those with questions about this to contact us to discuss further.
We also encourage potential candidates to contact us for an informal conversation or email response to any questions you may have. For further information or an informal conversation to discuss this post please contact Alex Britten at firstname.lastname@example.org.