Youth Worker - Calderdale

£18,289 - £22,386
15 March 2019 12 Noon

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Humankind are an established provider of substance misuse, health young people and families, employment training and education and housing services. In the last 3 years we have doubled in size. In 2018/19 we have a projected turnover of circa £36 million pounds and will employ in excess of 900 staff, expanding from a turnover of £27 million pounds and 700 staff in a matter of one year. 

In June 2018 we re-branded from DISC to Humankind and over the last 12 months we have developed a new 5 year strategy outlining our ambitious plans for the future.  

To help us achieve these ambitions, we are recruiting for two full time Youth Workers for the Positive Futures programme in Calderdale.  Calderdale Recovery Steps alongside Branching Out supports adults, children, young people and families across Calderdale with drug and alcohol issues.   

The successful post holder will match our organisational ambition and commitment to provide the highest standards of service delivery across Calderdale, engaging with local communities and supporting their priorities. 

Main duties of the role include: 

Working with young people aged 10-21 across all localities of Calderdale, you will be delivering a programme of exciting, engaging and inspiring positive diversionary activities for targeted individuals & communities who need the most support.

You will also act as a mentor and source of support as these young people grow and develop into young adults. This is with the aim of enhancing their wellbeing, education and employment opportunities, and reducing anti-social, offending and/or risk taking behavior. 

You will work loosely alongside Branching Out – Young Persons Substance Misuse service.

To deliver street based and targeted outreach to engage with young people 

Represent HUMANKIND at events, panels and meetings as appropriate 


Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.

What we offer you?

We offer benefits including

  • A competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Exceptional support, training and development
  • Up to 32 days (pro rata) annual leave per year