|Community Outreach Worker in London|
Salary: £32,100.00 per year
Date Advertised: 2021-07-22
Community Outreach Worker
Location: Harrow Council
Directorate: Childrens Services
Contract Type: Fixed term – 12 months contract
Working Hours: 36 hours
Closing Date: 02/08/2021
This role is for a Community Outreach Worker who will work with Harrows Eastern European community and Childrens Services in creating a deeper understanding of the communities experiences and challenges in order to achieve improved engagement with local resources, leading to greater opportunities for support and outcomes for the children and their families.
Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.
You will speak Romanian and have an understanding of the culture within this community and the context of their lived experiences and that of their children here in the UK. You will have a working understanding of domestic abuse and alcohol misuse and the impact on children and their families. You will have an understanding of the statutory role of childrens services and the experience, desire and ability to work in collaboration with qualified social workers carrying out their role with families in line with these duties.
You will have the ability to work with direction but also on your own autonomy, demonstrate creativity and effective communication with families in supporting them to achieve positive outcomes for their children.
You must be educated to a degree level or similar qualification relevant to this role.
Here at Harrow Council, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'
Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.
Harrow is committed to making our recruitment practises barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format please contact us.
We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit