Administration & Secretarial, Fulltime, Permanent

Targeted Youth Worker

North Dorset and West Dorset


  • To lead on the delivery of youth work within the Locality Structure, either alongside Locality colleagues, or through co-delivery with school staff, voluntary and community groups or other relevant professionals.
  • This is likely to include one to one work; group work; detached and outreach work, including evening and weekend work
  • To be an advocate for young people, supporting colleagues to understand adolescence, how to engage young people, within the context of whole family working
  • Provide leadership around vulnerable young people within the locality model. This may include supporting schools around school exclusions and poor school attendance; Children Missing Education; contextual safeguarding and extra-familial harm.
  • Working closely with Police and community groups gathering, mapping and sharing information to ensure work with young people is planned and co-ordinated
  • To work closely with the Service Manager for Young and Thriving, and other Targeted Youth Workers to ensure consistency of approach, the development of effective recording systems and a Quality Assurance Framework.


  • The postholder will have a degree in youth work or equivalent and can demonstrate:
  • an awareness of best practice and effective interventions including evidence-based programmes in working creatively with vulnerable young people
  • experience of youth work in a youth work setting
  • proven experience of staff/supervision and management
  • knowledge of legislation relevant to the service user or group
  • knowledge of social policy relating to the service user group
  • knowledge of current practices and processes for managing the needs of the service user  group
  • patience and resilience
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