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Youth Safety Worker

Job Summary
  • Salary: £14.00 to £ 17.00
  • Location : East London, London
  • Position Type : Interim Part Time
  • Minimum Experience :
  • Advertised : 29-08-2014
  • Closing Date : 29-09-2029
  • Job ID : 374
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Youth Safety Worker Key Functions
  1. To ensure students have access to a safe and secure environment by maintaining a high profile in the student amenity area, and across the campus, and proactively working with students in a security and youth work capacity
  2. To ensure students participate and enjoy their time at college by delivering social, recreational and pastoral support activities (including the enrichment programme) that help engage students in college life.


Security Role
  • Work as an effective security worker in the student amenity areas to ensure the student code of conduct and disciplinary procedure is upheld
  • Identify and challenge student behaviour deemed outside the code of conduct
  • Use a range of interventions to resolve conflict successfully, including effective mediation and coaching strategies
  • Make disciplinary referrals where appropriate, completes incident reports, keeps records of disciplinary cases and provide evidence for disciplinary hearings when needed
  • Liaise with police when legal issues arise

Enrichment and Activities

  • Support the Welfare and Guidance team with the planning, organisation and delivery of a programme of leisure, cultural and social activities for students that address a wide range of needs
  • Liaise with and support other key members of staff providing activities for students e.g. School Links Co-ordinator, Student Union Officer, Marketing Manager
  • Maintain a high profile in the college and pro-actively recruit students to participate in Enrichment activities and student representative bodies e.g. Student Council, Course Committees and Student Union

Pastoral Support

  • Support the college Inclusion Policy by assisting students with poor social skills, behavioural or mental health difficulties to integrate, giving them the confidence to develop social skills
  • Work with students as individuals or in groups on behavioural issues
  • Provide pastoral support for students through active listening, identifying problems, finding practical solutions and directing them to relevant colleagues and services. When necessary act as an advocate for students
  • Liaise with Senior Tutors, Student Support staff and other members of staff or outside agencies as appropriate
  • Facilitate in-class group discussions on a range of personal, social and health issues


  • Use the daily two-hour administration slot to plan, liaise and keep records. Office space is provided for this part of the job
  • Keep accurate records of work undertaken with individuals and groups and use these to produce a weekly report for the Welfare & Guidance Manager
  • Participate in a regular review meeting with the Welfare & Guidance Manager


  • Contribute to main enrolment, open evenings, induction and other college events as required
  • Take an active role in departmental and cross-college meetings and working groups
  • Participate in periodic departmental self-assessment exercises and undertake service development projects as required
  • Deliver staff development sessions relating to youth work and the support provided for students
  • Participate in, and co-operate with, own job review and staff development interview to ensure that job related targets are met
  • Undertake any other duty as required by the line manager.

To be considered for this position you must meet the following:-

Personal Skills
  • Personal presence and the ability to challenge behaviour and manage conflict
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to engage young people, develop effective professional relationships and generate enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and under supervision
  • Ability to work productively with a wide range of colleagues and outside agencies
  • Empathy for young people and the ability to understand and relate to the issues affecting them
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and valuing diversity
  • Good administrative skills
Qualifications and/or Experience

  • A qualification in youth work
  • Experience of delivering a range of social and leisure activities
  • Experience of supporting and engaging young people aged up to 19, including those who may be reluctant to participate
  • Current Security Industry Authority (SIA) license



Initially this is a 2 month interim position until a permanent member of staff is appointed therefore the successful candidate will be encouraged to apply.  A DBS within the last 12 months is essential.

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