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Closing Date: 26 May, 2024

Young People’s Hub Worker (Dudley)

Reference Number: 1438

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Young People’s Hub Worker (Dudley) – 3 vacancies

Hours: 35 hours per week (The hub will be open till 7pm Tues- Fri and Saturdays. You will be expected to be part of a rota covering these times.)

Salary: £25,250 – £30,044

Location: Youth Hub at Merry Hill Shopping Centre

Contract: Permanent

Ref: 1438

Cranstoun is a social justice and harm reduction charity empowering people to empower change. We offer a wide range of services across England within drug & alcohol, domestic abuse, children & young people’s services, criminal justice and housing.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the children and young people’s team for passionate and enthusiastic individuals to be part of shaping and delivering a new early support youth hub pilot within Merry Hill Shopping Centre, Dudley. The hub will support people aged 13+ and those who feel they still require a young people’s approach up to 25. It brings together the specialisms of Cranstoun, complimented by wider partnership delivery and lead areas of responsibility.

We have three positions, each to have a lead theme area including relationships, youth engagement and emotional health and wellbeing. As this is a pilot these lead themes may change and develop depending upon the needs of young people and the service. (Please state your preference during your application)

The post holder will be the first point of contact within the youth hub, providing initial information, advice & guidance and facilitating connections to other support or specialist services. The post holder will be expected to provide a range of planned engagement activities/clubs and undertake wellbeing coaching for those who need help. There will be an element of promotion and outreach within local schools and colleges to encourage young people to attend.

This early support youth hub will play a crucial role in providing: –
• Accessible open access information, advice & guidance.
• Tailored emotional and practical support that is trauma informed.
• Timetable of access for partner agencies including sexual health, substance use, mental health.
• Promoting positive well-being through themed events and clubs.
• Preventing escalation including wellbeing coaching to those who access the hub that may need short term goals focused support.

It will serve as an easy to access, youth friendly space which will allow young people to get help at the earliest opportunity.

We are looking for a team that brings high energy and enthusiasm with the ability to inspire, building rapport to develop trusted relationships within an informal setting. You will have a unique opportunity to make a real difference by engaging and intervening early and preventing escalation.

We combine proven expertise in working with children & young people with the latest evidence and innovative approaches to ensure the service is effective and makes a difference to the lives of children & young people and their families.

If you wish to have an informal conversation about this pioneering service email Vicky Branch:

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Please note we are unable to accept CVs

Closing date: Sunday 26th May 2024

Interview date: TBC

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