West London Zone is a dynamic new project aiming to help 13,000 children and young people over the next 10 years to flourish in youth and adulthood. Inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York and President Obama’s Promise Neighbourhoods programme, we ensure that children and young people get the right specialist support they need – whether that’s academic assistance, mental health work, fitness projects or family support – and that their strengths and needs are properly tracked as they grow up.
We are recruiting some Link Workers to help us achieve this ambition. You will work mostly in the community, helping the children and families to engage in their support and ensuring that the social sector organisations and the school or children’s centre are engaged in the WLZ model. Some time will be spent in the WLZ office, where you will report on how the children and families are progressing and how the wider community are engaging with the project. You will help to develop the WLZ model to take it from the current pilot to a scalable model. We need individuals who love applying themselves to thinking through new ways to fix problems and overcome challenges just as much as they love working directly with young people and families.
For more information, and to apply please go to www.westlondonzone.org/careers