Outreach Link Worker

Position: Outreach Link Worker

Closing date for applications is 26/07/2024

Person Specification Download

Outreach Link Worker-yff.pdf

Cumbria Youth Alliance are seeking to appoint an Youth Outreach Link worker to work in partnership with DWP staff to identify and support a cohort of 24, 16- 24-year-olds who live in Barrow/ Millom/ and surrounding areas to explore pathways into employment, further education or training. 

This role will be an integral part of the Forging Futures project. You will help develop and deliver a new engagement model. Focused on young people’s individual aspirations, removal of personal barriers inhibiting progress. Support with applications and development of core employability skills. Help forge and maintain networks with local businesses and partner organisations, with the view to identifying opportunities and supporting young people into sustainable employment / training.

You will have experience delivering to young people on a 1-1 basis, as well as in group activities. Have a knowledge of the local labour market and provision. You will be required to keep detailed records of engagement, session hours and contacts. 

You will work alongside colleagues and external evaluators to develop strong evaluation and reflection processes to ensure effective delivery and data capture to meet key performance indicators, while adhering to Cumbria Youth Alliance core values.

  • You will receive ongoing training and support, participate in regular online and in person best practice workshops.
  • You will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. 
  • Equipment will be supplied to enable you to undertake your role (mobile phone, laptop and relevant software). 
  • A full clean UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle or reliable/ consistent public transport is essential.
  • This is currently a fixed term contract to 31st March 2026, with the possibility to extend depending on funding. 

Person Specification 

1. Education and Training Hold a Level 3 or equivalent qualification in Advice and Guidance, or can demonstrate at least 2 years’ experience delivering support/ advice and guidance to young people.
2. ExperienceBe able to demonstrate experience of supporting people towards positive destinations in employment, training or education.X
3. Skills and AbilitiesBe able to support young people to identify aspirational pathways.X
Use asset-based evaluation tools to show progression.
Ability to effectively manage and support a caseload of young people.X
Work independently and make effective use of time.X
Identify barriers to progression and develop strategies.X
Be able to work effectively with colleagues and external evaluators to develop strong reflective and evaluation processes. X
Accurate record keeping.X
Microsoft package skills. X
Use of management information systems. X
4. KnowledgeKnowledge of local labour market and provision.
Knowledge of support providers.
Understanding of barriers that young people face which inhibit progress.X
5. Other RequirementsFull clean UK driving licence.X
Access to own vehicle.X
6. Personal FactorsOpen and friendly mannerX
Excellent CommunicatorX
Ability to work independently and manage a caseload of young people.X

How to Apply:

To apply fill out the application form - Application Form.docx

Send the completed application form to office@cya.org.uk