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Youth Development Officer (Kickstart 6 Month Paid Placement)

At a glance

National Minimum Wage
Closing date
6 Month Placement
25 hours per week

This advert is to express your interest in this Kickstart placement, not to apply for it, an advisor will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

About Day-Mer

Day-Mer was set up on 11 November 1989 to work with and on behalf of Turkish and Kurdish people living and working in London to help them solve their problems and promote their cultural, economic, social and democratic rights; to strengthen solidarity among themselves as well as local people.

The Role

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing a drop-in centre for young people to access to address immediate needs such as education, employment and welfare applications.
  • You will provide support to a service dealing with the needs of young people and will include tasks such as interpreting and explaining correspondence, helping to write letters, arranging appointments and completing forms.
  • You will also provide support to the development, promotion and delivery of group activities geared to provide professional and academic support to young people ranging from supplementary school sessions to homework clubs and job fairs.
  • You will also support the centre’s drama, music and dance classes in similar capacities by providing support to this service under the supervision of staff with experience of working within these communities and in this service.

About You

  • The ability to communicate in Turkish and English in written and oral form to a high level is desirable, but applicants who can communicate in basic Turkish with or working towards English and Maths GCSEs will be considered.
  • A background in ICT, digital media or journalism is desirable, but not necessary.
  • Experience of working within the community and/or advice settings is also desirable, as is a basic knowledge of the challenges faced by Turkish and Kurdish communities of London.
  • Self-motivating and hardworking with a constructive, non-judgemental attitude as you will be expected to be committed to providing services that meet the needs of marginalised communities.

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