Youth worker

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
£55 - £75 per day
14 Oct 2016
11 Nov 2016
Amanda Hargreaves
Contract Type
Full Time

Youth Worker required - November start

We are working with a special school in Leeds for students aged 7-16 years who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Some may also have associated learning difficulties which have impacted on their ability to access the curriculum in mainstream schools. All pupils currently have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan.

We are looking for a strong Youth worker/support worker who is passionate about supporting students and who is able to develop rapport on a range of levels. Previous experience of working with children who have a specialist statement would be ideal however this is not essential.

The school are particularly keen to provide TAs with progression and ownership in particular areas of intervention. Experience of delivering and helping to deliver PE would be an advantage.

The ideal candidate for this role will:

Have previous experience working with children or want to pursue a career specialising in behaviour

Be eligible to work within the UK

Be a driven, dedicated and hard-working individual

Be able to build good rapport with students

Hold a current DBS with the update service or be willing to apply for a new one

Provide two current work based / child related references.

Desired skill-set and experience:

Team teach trained

Teaching assistant/support worker

Youth work


Sports coaching

Drama or music background

SEN experience

School based knowledge

Good curriculum understanding

The school has a very positive and encouraging ethos where the students have individual reward systems in place to inspire progression. Staff at this school are valued highly which is demonstrated by the close-knit team spirit throughout the setting.