Youth Intervention Worker
Worcester is a great place to work. We have a thriving city centre, a great wealth of history and a fantastic environment, making it somewhere to be proud of. Everyone associated with Worcester City Council is proud of Worcester’s offer of a high quality of life, varied heritage, award winning parks and our contribution to the development of modern local government.
The Council is fantastic to work for and you will find us to be an organisation that is challenging yet caring; with our leadership adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. At Worcester City Council, we have a work-family culture and we are proud to support and value the combination of employees’ work and family lives.
We have a clear vision to achieve excellence in everything we do and to achieve excellence in everyone we employ, meaning we are looking for an excellent candidate to come and join our work family!
Worcester City Councils Community Safety Team work together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Worcester City, working out within the community. The team responds to reports of youth related anti-social behaviour across Worcester. Their aim is to engage with the young people involved and divert them away from their ASB into other purposeful activities.
The Youth Intervention Team has opportunities for Youth Intervention Officers to join our successful and innovative team working with young people under 18 on the streets of Worcester. The Council has funding for full-time and part-time opportunities on a fixed-term contract until March 2024.
The successful applicants will have good communication skills and a commitment to understanding and addressing the needs of young people, with the overall aim of preventing ASB.
You will be required to work 37 hours a week to include early/late evenings and weekends. When the need arises, the sessions may vary in time.
Training will be provided where appropriate
1. To collate and analyse the hotspots for anti-social behaviour and work with partners in providing solutions.
2. To build and maintain working relationships between young people, the community and police.
3. To offer support, direction and raise awareness amongst young people as a diversion to anti social behaviour. Engagement will be delivered in settings wherever young people will be.
4. Liaise with local community groups on matters relating to their neighbourhood.
5. To gather and share intelligence which directly relates to potential problems with Anti-Social Behaviour in Worcester, and where possible to aid development of preventative action.
6. To develop and, where appropriate, lead in the development of provision, following recommendations. This may include close involvement in long-term projects.
7. To maintain an up-to-date familiarity with existing provision available for young people across Worcester City.
8. To work within the boundaries of information sharing protocol and data protection.
9. To maintain an up-to-date familiarity with legislation and current responses to anti-social behaviour and where appropriate to brief partners and colleagues of any changes.
10. To promote the work of the community safety partnership providing reassurance and raising public awareness.
11. To provide feedback reports as requested by the manager using the format provided and within agreed deadlines.
We are looking for someone with the following qualifications and experience:
- Educated to NVQ level 3 or appropriate work experience
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Computer literate with good keyboard skills
- Good time management and personal organisation skills
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Able to use initiative to respond to problems and unexpected situations
- Experience of producing meeting and project documentations
- Experience of working in community engagement/Safety/Youth or a related field
- Experience of working in a busy customer focussed environment
- A current full and valid UK driving license
- Able to work unsociable hours, on an ad hoc basis
- To be able to problem solve in response to community and individual need.
For an informal chat about this post, please contact Ann Nicholls (01905) 722065 / 07788570288