Senior HeadStart Youth Practitioner

London Borough of Newham
Stratford, London
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior HeadStart Youth Practitioner
Location: Across London Borough of Newham
2 Year Fixed Term Contract (with possibility of extension)
Salary: £36-38K

About the Programme

The Big Lottery funded innovative mental health prevention programme in Newham is committed to the delivery of evidence based approaches which promote emotional resilience in 10-16 year olds at risk of developing mental health difficulties.

For this exciting borough wide programme we are recruiting additional members to our multi-disciplinary team of professionals to help deliver this range of evidence based approaches predominantly in school settings.

About You

As a significant member of this Big Lottery funded preventative mental health service, you will be willing to get stuck in to establishing this new service in a demanding and challenging context, positively responding to challenges with creative thinking and a can-do attitude.

You will have a history of working with vulnerable young people with the skills and attributes to build excellent working relationships with young people, school staff, parents and other professionals working in the school community. You will have significant experience of supporting and managing other youth practitioners to do the same. You will understand the challenges families face and have a sensitivity to working with schools to support young people to thrive.

About the role

As a key member of the HeadStart service, you will lead and manage a team of five youth practitioners who will be delivering three specific targeted group interventions across primary and secondary schools in Newham. These three interventions are a specific peer mentoring programme, a volunteering leadership programme and a resilience behaviour change programme. You will work alongside an existing Senior Youth Practitioner who is managing five other youth practitioners.

Alongside management responsibilities you will also have a role in delivering activity to young people, refining activity design, and planning and coordinating delivery across schools.

We require successful candidates to have a Youth work qualification (minimum Level 3) or significant equivalent demonstrable experience of delivering informal education with young people.

Additional Information

The role will start from at the beginning of September (exact date is negotiable). Contracts will be offered initially on a 2 year fixed term basis with the opportunity to be extended following satisfactory performance.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 12th July
Interviews: Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th July


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website to download the information pack and application form.

Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check. A disqualification declaration questionnaire maybe required for this post.

No agencies please.