Being part of the Youth work Academy as a café outreach worker you will be working in the XLP partner café, “The Jamii Project” which works to bridge the gap between education and work by offering a nurturing environment that meets students where they are.
You will be responsible for leading the community outreach of The Jamii Project, identifying and meeting the needs of the local community whilst actively seeking new partnerships.
You will work with people with a range of additional needs from Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mental Health, and physical challenges, making their time at the café a special time for them. You’ll get full training on running the café, making hot drinks, serving food, cleaning, and health and safety responsibilities in the café and zero waste shop. Plus, you’ll get to train others in how to work in the café and shop.
You will have lots to get stuck into such as mentoring young people aged 11-18 and helping them engage in learning, training, and positive opportunities, Identifying the needs of the local community and seeing where XLP can best support these needs.
With your creative side engaged you’ll help create, design, and deliver a variety of groups and clubs and also be helping to create new partnerships and opportunities for the café to continue to do its essential work in the community.
What makes a great XLP team member?
If you’ve got it, flaunt it (if not, Google it!)
The above experience is great to have, but don’t worry if not - they are not essential criteria to you applying for the role.