Job Vacancy: Brightstar Youth Worker

Posted by
Hannah Hambleton
December 1, 2023

Brightstar are passionate about helping children and young people, the young people are at
the heart of everything we do. We are looking with someone with the same passion and values
to join our team.


As part of our Alternative Provision Programme, you will contribute to the provision of a service
to young people aged 11– 18 years old from a wide variety of backgrounds; supporting young
people to remain in education, promote positive and health choices and reduce risks
associated with anti-social behaviour and exploitation.


Our Alternative Provision Programme uses the sport of Boxing to inspire, engage and connect.
We are dedicated to drive achievement and positive behaviour changes in every young person
referred to us.


Main Responsibilities:


➢ Engaging with young people to build trusting, supportive relationships
➢ Acting as a positive role model and mentor
➢ Planning, organising, and delivering a range of activities that cater to the interests
and needs of our young people
➢ Providing one-on-one or group support sessions addressing various issues faced by
young people, including mental health, substance abuse, and other personal or
social challenges
➢ Offering guidance on educational and career pathways
➢ Building and maintaining relationships with local schools, community groups, and
other relevant organisations
➢ Working in a Multi-agency way.
➢ Promoting youth engagement and development
➢ Maintaining up-to-date records of youth interactions and progress
➢ Manage Safeguarding concerns
➢ Complete referrals for the young people/ their family
➢ Monitoring and evaluating the young person progress.
➢ Providing a healthy and safe learning environment to students

Empowering Young People to Thrive

Believe Belong Become


➢ Establishing a positive and interactive relationship with each young person
➢ Attending team meetings and training when arranged
General Responsibilities:
➢ Promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of the work
➢ Complying with all Brightstar policies and conditions of service as laid out in the Team
Handbook
➢ Ensuring a positive working environment, and assisting in the general running of the
organisation
➢ Undertaking training as required and agreed through supervision, to build up specialist
knowledge and experience in meeting the needs of young people
➢ Maintaining awareness of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and other
legislation as appropriate; including the Equality Act 2010, with particular reference to
the protected characteristics
➢ Strict adherence to Safeguarding guidelines and applicable legislation at all times
➢ To work flexibly throughout the week, including evening work where necessary
➢ Any other duties commensurate with the grade, and falling within the scope of the
post, as requested by management.
Key knowledge, skills and experience required:
➢ Youth Worker Qualifications / experience in youth work
➢ Experience of working with children who have suffered trauma
➢ First aid certification
➢ Proven experience of working with young people (knowledge of CCE/
PREVENT/NRM referral pathways)
➢ Active listening skills
➢ Ability to encourage learning
➢ Experience of Trauma informed approach
➢ Ability to remain calm during complex situations
➢ Knowledge of current youth-related issues and challenges
➢ Experience of group sports coaching
➢ Ability to communicate with CYP, parents/carers and professionals - including written,
verbal and adapting style when needed
➢ IT Skills – use of outlook and MIS systems required for the job
➢ Ability to plan and manage own workload
➢ Personal commitment to addressing the needs of the most socially excluded young
people and those who are not in education, training or employment
➢ Safeguarding Level 2

Empowering Young People to Thrive

Believe Belong Become


➢ Valid, clean driving licence with access to own vehicle for business use
Desirable knowledge, skills and experience:
➢ Proven track record in assisting young people reduce barriers to education, training and
employment
➢ Experience of working in a Multi-Agency way.
➢ Knowledge of Local Authority Safeguarding Pathways
➢ Knowledge of local support agencies for children and young people
➢ Understanding of Keeping Children Safe in Education
All employees and volunteers are expected to work as a team by actively sharing and
exchanging information across the organisation, attending staff meetings when asked and
working together with other staff when roles and interests overlap.
Closing date: 13th December 2023
Interviews: W/C 18th December 2023

TO APPLY, DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM BELOW


If you have any questions about the role, please call Jessica Whitfield on 07932972547
Please email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

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