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Youth Worker (Detached) - 2 roles

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£27,741 - £30,451
Closing date
9 Jan 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
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At Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work to deliver Early Support Services. The Kirklees Early Support Partnership has developed a vision of what it is hoping to achieve.

We are looking for driven, hard-working, and respectful individuals with a passion and enthusiasm about the potential of children and young people. We need innovative ideas and leadership to support capacity building and to, raise youth voice and influence in the emerging youth offer.

What’s the attraction

This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people in Kirklees.

The Team

The team will take a positive, can do approach. We model the council behaviours and value and respect one another’s views, opinions, and ideas. We are now one year into the development of new work and a new team putting children, young people and communities at the centre.

Working Pattern

The work requires weekly evening and weekend work, occasional overnight residential stays and occasional bank holidays.

You will need:

  • Knowledge and experience of Youth and Community Work;
  • Ability to engage vulnerable/at risk young people in informal settings;
  • Excellent casework skills;
  • Leadership/management skills;
  • Positive communication skills;
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of individuals and groups.

For further information in regards to this role please feel free to contact Andy Lloyd on 07970970604.

The selection process will involve a young people’s panel, as well as an interview panel.

The young people’s panel will be on the 25th and 26th January, times to be confirmed but likely to be evening and formal interviews will be on 26th and 27th January (Daytime)

Both young people panels and formal Interviews will be taking place face to face.

Venues - To be Confirmed

 A Health Screening Checklist will be required for this job.

In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Employee Specification as detailed on the attached Job Profile and Job Focus sheet. CV's will not be accepted.


Closing date  

09 January 2022, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

If you are internal and want to apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period. Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission. If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

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.

Important Information

Job Profile - Play and Youth Worker Grade 9.pdf – 227KB 

Job Focus - Youth Worker.pdf – 146KB 

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