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Gangs Unit Outreach Worker (Female)

  • £23 per hour
  • Hammersmith & Fulham, Greater London
  • Posted: 13/03/2024
  • Temporary
  • Job Ref: 176outreach

Job Details

Join our mission to empower young women in Hammersmith & Fulham, steering them away from gangs, violence, and exploitation. We're seeking dedicated individuals for a crucial role in delivering early interventions, personalized case management, and ultimately reducing violent incidents among our youth. Collaborate closely with various departments, law enforcement, and community partners to make a tangible impact. Your focus will be on providing top-notch outreach programs tailored to the needs of young women, fostering their personal and social growth, and diminishing the influence of gang activity in our community. Step up and be the change our girls need!

Role: Gangs Unit Outreach Worker
Duration: 12 weeks initially with the possibility of extension 
Pay Rate: £23 per hour 

A full UK driving license is helpful for this role., Female candidates are only required for this role due to the nature of the work.

Extra Hours Information: Hybrid role. 3 days p/w in office, borough, and sometimes outside of the borough for visits. 2 days from home for admin & meetings., There is the potential for some evening work., A full UK driving license is helpful for this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Manage a caseload of young individuals, offering personalized support to help them engage in vital interventions, prioritizing early intervention and preventive measures against gangs, violence, and exploitation.
  2. Collaborate in identifying youth at risk of gang involvement, violence, and exploitation, and develop intervention plans to guide them towards positive life trajectories.
  3. Deliver focused interventions to at-risk youth, aiming to prevent gang affiliation or support their exit from gangs, ultimately reducing reoffending.
  4. Aid identified young people in accessing and maintaining engagement with support services, positive activities, education, employment, and training opportunities.
  5. Guide young individuals in transitioning smoothly from youth to adult services by connecting them with appropriate support networks.

Person Specification: 

Display a strong understanding of and commitment to Council policies on Equal Opportunity and Customer Care, ensuring their effective implementation in the workplace.

2. Possess a degree or relevant work experience in the field of gangs, violence, and exploitation.

Knowledge & Experience:
3. Demonstrate knowledge and practical experience of legislation, policies, and practices pertaining to gangs, violence, exploitation, and trauma-informed approaches.
Exhibit expertise in strategies to combat gangs, violence, and exploitation, including familiarity with county-line operations.
Showcase previous collaborative work with law enforcement, Children’s Services, Probation, and the Voluntary and Community Sector.
Understand best practices concerning victims of exploitation and modern slavery within the criminal justice system, including the challenges they face during the legal process.