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Youth Specialist

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/33634/11264
  • Published: Tue 17/11/2020, 9:31 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 06/12/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £10,207 - £11,095 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Office at Selsdon Road, New Haw, Surrey, KT15 3HP

Full Address: Office at Selsdon Road, New Haw, Surrey, KT15 3HP

Job Advert

Please note that this vacancy is not part of Surrey County Council, we are advertising this on behalf of a partnership organisation.

Job Details

Main purpose of Job

Eikon is looking for an enthusiastic and talented Youth Specialist. This role is to provide sustained support to vulnerable young people within the school, helping them to overcome issues, before they become potentially life-changing problems. The core work will be providing one to one mentoring and group work activities that develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults who will contribute positively to society.

Key Responsibilities

  • To proactively address students/young people’s needs before issues arise
  • To build positive and supportive relationships with young people
  • Deliver & co-ordinate high quality one to one mentoring and group work, including design of group sessions and relevant lunch clubs
  • To support the work of the Youth Development Board ensuring that young people are engaged and supported
  • To ensure that all work is integrated with other in-school support services and the pastoral team
  • Manage the referral system and caseloads in partnership with school
  • Keep up to date and accurate records and case notes on Social Impact Tracker (SIT)
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and relevant agencies
  • Manage and supervise volunteers and social work students
  • Contribute to the Eikon team by attending team days half-termly
  • Liaise with parents and guardians where appropriate
  • To ensure that an ethos of open communication between key stakeholders is established to discuss specific cases

Person specification - Key skills, experience and knowledge

 

 

Where will this be assessed?

Essential/Desirable

Qualifications

Degree in social work, teaching, psychology, youth work (or other relevant qualification or significant experience in youth work)

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Essential

 

 

 

 

Evidence of continuous training and personal development

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Essential

 

 

Current child protection training

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Essential

 

Experience

Significant demonstrable experience of successful work with young people

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Essential

 

 

Demonstrable experience in managing complex referrals system and associated caseloads

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Essential

 

 

Experience of working in partnership with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders

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Essential

 

 

 

Substantial experience of developing and delivering innovative programmes for young people

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Essential

 

Knowledge

Understanding of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice and their importance in working with young people

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Essential

 

 

Full comprehension and practice of safeguarding policy and procedures

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Essential

 

 

Awareness of the issues that affect young people and potentially lead to them becoming vulnerable

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Essential

 

 

Awareness of school support services

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Desirable

Skills and abilities

Good interpersonal skills including the ability to engage and communicate with young people, parents, colleagues, partner organisations and the wider community

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Essential

 

Advanced experience and ability with MS Office software

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Desirable

 

Good time management and organisational skills

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Essential

 

 

Able to review and modify programmes of work with young people to meet changing circumstances

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Essential

 

 

Highly self-motivated and able to work well within a team as well as on their own

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Essential

 

Other

Flexible working including occasional evenings, weekends and residential work

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Desirable

 

Must have a driving license and own transport with the flexibility to be able to travel across Surrey

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Essential

 

Eikon is committed to safeguarding and prompting the welfare of young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process.

An offer of employment will be subject to an approved Enhanced DBS and Barring Disclosure.

Additional Information

TeamAdmin@eikon.org.uk

Applications

If you are interested in applying for the role, then please contact TeamAdmin@eikon.org.uk or go to our Website: www.eikon.org.uk

Company Information

The Eikon Charity is one of Surrey’s leading charities supporting children and young people to overcome difficulties, become resilient and develop into confident adults who contribute positively to their communities.

We are looking for people with passion and expertise to drive the charity forward and help us continue to be a leading provider of early intervention in Surrey.

We offer a range of benefits to employees including:

  • 5 weeks holiday a year
  • Sick pay
  • Safeguarding training
  • Pension scheme run by Aviva

For specified front line employees:

  • Unsocial hours top up payments
  • Residential overnight payments
  • Clinical supervision

The Eikon Charity is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and aims to provide a working environment which is free from unfair discrimination and will enable employees and volunteers to fulfil their personal potential.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/33634/11264
  • Published: Tue 17/11/2020, 9:31 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 06/12/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £10,207 - £11,095 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Office at Selsdon Road, New Haw, Surrey, KT15 3HP

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