Youth Engagement Officer

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£27,741 - £30,451 per annum
22 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We are on an ambitious journey and looking for a passionate and committed Youth Engagement Officer to work within the newly formed Youth Engagement Service.  

Kirklees is developing a Youth Practice Model identified as the Youth Engagement Service. The service aims to provide support to all Young People identified at Risk of all forms of Exploitation, Gang affiliation and Criminal influences.

The Youth Engagement Service is a multi-disciplinary team incorporating the skills and experience of several services within Kirklees Council and working together with partners to provide the broadest possible inventory of support for the Young people of Kirklees.

The Youth Engagement Service integrates a combination of teams involved in the support for Young people at risk of exploitation. As a Youth Engagement Officer, you will be responsible for supporting young people identified as being at risk of all aspects of exploitation.

The role will include developing projects aimed at minimising risk for young people, focusing on supporting the aims of relevant exploitation strategies. You will provide a range of both group and one to one support by working with young people on issues such as Child Sexual and Criminal Exploitation, Missing, Gang association, Radicalisation, Violent Extremism and Human Trafficking monitoring of information, identification of trends and real time interpretations that will contribute to plans aimed at mitigating risk.

As a member of the Youth Engagement Service, you will contribute to the development of plans and the innovation of effective solutions that aim to minimise and manage risk.

At Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work to deliver our services to our communities. We know we have challenging times ahead, so we are always looking for better and smarter ways to work.

Within Family Support and Child Protection we want to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people. You will be part of a new and exciting service which is aims to ensure young people feel safe and are safe, young people are consulted about their concerns, are listened to and responded to with appropriate actions.

We are looking for an experienced individual with organisational qualities and the skills to interpret information and work in a collaborative way to find solutions. You will have a strong understanding of what best practice looks like and be passionate about inspiring and improving children’s lives. Working restoratively which involves innovation and locality working with high quality relationships at the heart of our approach.   A creative and flexible approach to work and the drive and motivation to improve our services are key.  You will report to the Team Manager and work within a multi-disciplinary and integrated team.

In return we will provide you with a comprehensive induction programme, dedicated supervision and a range of comprehensive Continuous Professional Development opportunities. 

Closing date  

09 May 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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