An exciting opportunity to join the team at Manchester Young Lives as a Therapeutic Engagement Worker providing high levels of pastoral and therapeutic support for children and young people aged 5-18 years.

This role is to work specifically with those suffering increased levels of anxiety, loss of confidence and self-esteem, missing school or other types of isolation and trauma. The role will involve working face to face with children and young people in MYL centres, schools and the local community. The role has a city-wide focus so the successful candidate (s) will be expected to travel to multiple locations as part of their role

Successful candidates will have enthusiasm and passion for working with children and young people, with the ability to use creative and innovative techniques to engage and reassure young people. A commitment to making a difference to local communities is also key to the success of this post. Hours of work include after school and evenings Monday to Friday with some weekend working also required to respond to local need. There is also a requirement for staff teams to work across a number of locations.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position. Application forms must be returned either via email to [email protected]k or by post to Manchester Young Lives, The Addy Young People’s Centre, Woodhouse Lane, Wythenshawe, M22 9TF.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

This post is fixed term initially for 12 months. The closing date for completed application form is 9 June 2022 at noon.