Youth Intervention Lead – Active Communities Network

Job Description
The central focus of the role includes managing a caseload of referred young people primarily from local Policing Teams and Youth Offending Teams and ensuring they are actively supported into a range of sport based intervention activities.
The Youth Intervention Lead will also be the responsible lead for any child protection and safeguarding enquiries, reports and disclosures.

• Be the responsible lead for the intake of referrals from partner agencies to the ACN Hampshire programme. This includes providing a face-to-face key worker service from referral to engagement point; ensuring young people are supported into the ACN positive activities on offer and other services required.
• Design and deliver a range of bespoke sport based intervention projects, workshops and activity sessions focused on decreasing Anti-Social Behaviour in the community & raising awareness of risk taking behaviours amongst young people.
• Be the responsible lead for any safeguarding and child protection reports or disclosures, following ACN policies.
• Work with a range of partners including Education, Health, Children’s Services, Supporting Troubled Families, Police and Youth Offending Teams to ensure successful outcomes for young people and the local community.
• Provide accurate reports and regular updates to the Programme Manager and ensure these updates are monitored through the correct ACN reporting processes and systems.
• Support and deliver any personal development workshops for young people. This includes being the trained tutor for a variety of personal development courses such as Employability Courses.

• Work flexibly where appropriate on evenings, weekends and during school holidays.
• Undertake any other training and related responsibilities commensurate with the evolving objectives of the post and the evolution of ACN.
• Work with due regard for ACN core values and objectives.
• Ensure the effective implementation of, and adherence to the charities’ Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies and procedures.

• Experience of successfully managing challenging behaviour amongst vulnerable young people on both an individual and group basis.
• Experience and knowledge of safeguarding procedures and handling child protection disclosures.
• Understanding of partnership working with education, youth offending, children services and criminal justice system in relation to improving young peoples life chances.
• An interest in sport and particularly an understanding of the Sport for Development sector.
• Ability and the confidence to display sound judgement in challenging circumstances to ensure safety of young people and the local community at all times.
• Ability to communicate in a variety of formats to a range of audiences including young people, colleagues and partners.
• Experience of working with sensitive data, monitoring projects and assessing impact.
• Experience of delivering safeguarding training and holding relevant safeguarding qualifications desirable.

Fixed term until 31st March 2018. Depending on external funding the post could extend to 36 hours from 1 April 18.

• Please send your CV and a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) detailing why you are best suited for the role – matching your skills, knowledge and experience against the job description and person specification.
• Please email this to with the subject title ‘Youth Intervention Lead – Hampshire’ by 5pm Wednesday 29th November 2017.
• Interviews to take place week commencing 4th December 2017.

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