Youth Engagement Officer (Grade I)

  • Job Reference: AP10
  • Date Posted: 16 November 2023
  • Recruiter: The Social Recruitment Company
  • Location: Tower Hamlets
  • Salary: £24.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Social Worker
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Samuel Noakes
  • Email:

Job Description

Embark on a rewarding role as a Youth Support Case Worker, dedicated to conducting assessments, providing wrap-around support, and fostering positive outcomes for children, young people, and families through early intervention and collaborative practices.

Our client in Tower Hamlets is looking for a Youth Support Case Worker to join their team, the primary objective of this role is early identification and prevention, employing a holistic family approach to engage and support children and young people aged 5 to 19 (and up to 25 with SEND) deemed vulnerable or 'at risk' of ASB, youth crime, and irresponsible adolescent behaviour.

Collaborating closely with various agencies for joint interventions, and achieving positive outcomes in personal, social, emotional, health, and educational development, the role emphasises partnership working to ensure co-ordinated, integrated interventions, effective caseload management using youth work principles, and occasionally serving as the Lead Professional to co-coordinate cases and manage risks seamlessly.


  • Conduct statutory/early help assessments and intervention plans for children, young people, and families aged 5 to 19 (up to age 25 with SEND).
  • Manage a caseload, providing person-centered support and involving parents/carers through regular contact.
  • Provide wrap-around support through early identification, prevention, and intervention, integrating whole family, restorative, and youth work practices.
  • Maintain regular engagement to prevent escalation into statutory services and improve outcomes in personal, social, educational, and emotional development.
  • Plan and deliver tailor-made individual/group activities and programs, contributing to the universal offer birth to 19.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across universal, targeted, and specialist services, attending meetings and contributing to project/team/professional plans.
  • Participate in multi-agency family support processes, act as a link worker or lead professional, and contribute to professional/multi-agency meetings.
  • Ensure support and services are accessible and inclusive, working with health and other specialist teams.
  • Understand and address risks and issues associated with children and young people, challenging and supporting in reducing identified risk factors.
  • Carry out home visits, accompany to appropriate venues/services, and build trusting relationships, advocating on behalf of children and young people.
  • Work professionally within multi-disciplinary settings, building effective relationships with key partners, training providers, and agencies.
  • Perform administrative duties, keeping timely and accurate case records, and contribute to team service plans and KPI targets.


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If you have any questions, please call 01727 228846 and speak to our team.