Youth Support Officer – East Cleveland
37.5 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract – Until 31.08.23 (with potential to extend subject to funding)
Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the club’s independent charity set up in 1996 by chairman Steve Gibson. We use the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.
Based at MFCF’s offices in Loftus, East Cleveland this is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a growing and passionate team within an award-winning professional football club charity. In this role you will use the influence of sport, youth work and criminal justice sectors to deliver positive change in the lives and behaviours of vulnerable young people within the local community.
This position is predominately 8.30am to 5pm, Monday-Friday but requires flexibility as the successful candidate may be required to work evenings or weekends in relation to the delivery timetables as well as travel to other sites on a regular basis.
Implement and support the development of youth activities with targeted cohorts - building trust and relationships within the local community in order to promote positive outcomes for young people
Sourcing, developing and delivering bespoke interventions that best meet the needs of referrals
Achieving personal, social and community development outcome improvements through the use of sport and physical activity
Providing a holistic approach to improving lives of vulnerable young people
Being a trusted and reliable role model to vulnerable young people within the community
Working collaboratively with partner organisations and local authorities
Managing caseloads, new referrals and withdrawal plans.
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly with young people.
Be able to work effectively towards achieving set KPIs & outcomes
Have experience in delivering educational workshops and sports provision within disadvantaged communities
Understand issues and difficulties facing young people from disadvantaged communities
Hold, be working towards or willing to work towards, a minimum of a Level 2 Youth Work Qualification (or equivalent)
Have an excellent understanding of safeguarding including procedures, thresholds, and case management
Possess a passion for the Community and making a difference to the lives of young people
Be able to demonstrate a good level of understanding of social inclusion and the issues facing young people from disadvantaged communities and have experience of providing pastoral care.
Be able to connect and relate to young people who display challenging behaviour and/or have suffered significant trauma
Have a knowledge of youth offending, child criminal exploitation, child sexual exploitation and county lines.
Be highly organised with strong administrative skills including excellent IT skills, particularly email and databases
Be able to work under your own initiative and be able to manage caseloads effectively
Be eligible to work in the UK and hold a valid driving licence with access to own transport
This post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.
Closing date for applications: 15 September 2021