Job Title Development worker
Responsible to Director and mentoring coordinator
Hours of work (3 days a week)
Salary £16,000 Per year
Annual Leave 12 days PA
Length of post 12 months: Extension dependent on funding.
MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB
To support and deliver services to engage and develop a positive relationship with disadvantaged
Somali young people and their parents and other young people in the London Borough of Camden
to meet their everyday educational needs and development. To lead volunteers in the provision of
advice and guidance, signposting and recreational activities that meet the needs of the young Somali
people in Camden, particularly for those who at risk of, educational underachievement, disaffected,
excluded, and youth safety.
DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
▪ To co-ordinate a Parents and Youth forum weekly workshops
▪ To co-ordinate the provision of regular advice sessions and regular mentoring sessions
▪ To produce and distribute information about the legal rights of young people and the
opportunities open to them.
▪ To ensure that young Somali people have a say in, and their needs are met by any future
development of services by SYDRC.
▪ To establish and maintain relationships with young people and families
▪ To co-ordinate outreach work among young Somali people in the borough
▪ To work closely with young people to take more control over their lives and make informed
▪ To co-ordinate the provision of regular advice and signposting sessions
▪ To liaise with other groups, services and schools working for the benefit of young people
▪ To prepare and deliver educational and awareness workshops including drugs, knife and gun
crime, personal development, exclusion, behaviour management and leadership
▪ To ensure and mentor young people, so they feel encouraged and become empowered to fully
participate in the planning and Organisation of youth/transition programme activities.
• A strong understanding of Camden, the people who live here and its assets.
• Partnership working and relationship management.
• Relevant professional training/experience.
• Ability to ensure personal information is collected, stored, and managed appropriately
ensuring the confidentiality of information as appropriate.
• Knowledge of the legal implications of working with young and vulnerable people including
confidentiality, safeguarding of children and vulnerable people, health and safety and data
• Enhanced DBS.
▪ Participate in regular Supervision sessions with your Line Manager (and staff for whom you
are responsible if applicable)
▪ Lead regular team meetings and hold regular individual support and supervision sessions with
sessional youth workers and SYDRC volunteers
▪ Ensure all SYDRC activities and outings are adequately staffed
WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
▪ Hold regular meetings with representative groups of young people.
▪ Develop SYDRC programme of social, educational and recreational activities in consultation
with young people
▪ Ensure the respect, dignity and rights to privacy of clients
Advice / Guidance
▪ Organise general advice and guidance with young people which may take place at the offices
of SYDRC or other locations within the borough
▪ Organise advice sessions looking specifically at issues around youth offending, exclusion and
▪ Organise telephone advice sessions
▪ Organise follow up work arising from the sessions, including referrals to other specialist
▪ Organise the accompaniment of young people to meetings with other statutory and voluntary
agencies to interpret and advocate on their behalf
▪ Organise coaching and mentoring skills sessions for young people
▪ Record and collect statistics on work with young Somali people and other young people using
▪ Submit and present reports to the SYDRC Director and Management Committee
▪ Keep accurate, confidential case records
▪ Keep up to date with relevant legislation, policies and practices
▪ Build up the resources of information necessary for successful youth advice work
▪ Represent SYDRC and maintain links with other agencies, community and umbrella groups
as directed by SYDRC Director and Management Committee
▪ Equal Opportunities
Our Organisation is fully committed to the active promotion of equal opportunities as an
employer and in the provision of its services. It is the responsibility of every member of staff to
ensure the practical application of this policy.
▪ HEALTH & SAFETY
▪ Ensure that all appropriate measures are taken with regards to the health and safety of all
people working at, using, or visiting any of SYDRC facilities, services or activities, both on and
▪ To ensure action is taken to eliminate any reported hazards to health and safety.
▪ Ensure awareness and observation of Fire and Health and Safety Regulations.
▪ Promote the safety & wellbeing of all children/young people regardless of the setting
▪ GENERAL DUTIES
▪ Attend staff meetings
▪ Attend appropriate training courses.
▪ Participate in supervision and appraisal meetings
▪ Be administratively self-servicing
▪ Participate in office rotas as necessary
▪ Adhere to SYDRC Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety and Confidentiality policies and
implement any agreed practice guidelines
▪ Take responsibility for your continuing professional development.
This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. Priorities and responsibilities may
vary from time to time as SYDRC service delivery changes. Any review and subsequent changes will
be done in consultation and in agreement with the post holder.
Closing date for application is 16th September 2020 at 5pm.
download the application form or Download Development Work Description and return to firstname.lastname@example.org