Salary: Band 5: £18,413 - £20,653 p.a, pro rata (£2,488 - £2,790 for 5 hours) plus 7.5% shift allowance
Hours: 1 x 5 hour post, all year round - Tuesday evening 5.30-9.30pm with an hour in the week for planning.
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.
This is an exciting time to be part of children's services in Portsmouth as we continue to develop new ways of working and more joined-up approaches with key partners from health, schools and the police. We are committed to continuous learning from best practice and aspire to become a true learning and teaching organisation.
What is the role?
You will need to work alongside and assist the Specialist Support Worker, to ensure the smooth running of the weekly LGBTQ youth group and associated activities.
You will assist in planning, delivery and evaluation of activity sessions for both the group and individual young people who are exploring their sexual and/or gender identity and you will need to have the ability to establish effective relationships with young people; whilst ensuring a safe, friendly, relaxed environment.
You will need to assist with keeping a record young people's attendance and keep the Specialist Support Worker informed of any issues or developments concerning the group. To participate in supervision as required by the line manager.
To ensure that the department’s Confidentiality Policy is upheld. Observe the duty to all Health and Safety rules and to take all reasonable care to promote the health and safety of oneself and others, and knowledge of child protection.
Who is the person?
You need to:
- Have experience of working with young people in a youth work setting.
- Preferably have experience of working in an environment which supports LGBTQ young people in a positive, proactive and effective way.
- Be aware of the issues surrounding LGBTQ young people and their needs.
- Work as part of a team in planning and organising activities and to ensure they are achieved in a timely and effective way.
- Have the skills to work as a team in providing a safe, fun, friendly & relaxed atmosphere.
- Be an effective team member.
- Initiate and build relationships with young people.
- Be able to empower young people.
- Be an active listener.
- The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
- Be committed to and have an understanding of equal opportunities issues including service provision.
- Have excellent Communication skills verbal and written & ability to maintain accurate written records.
- Have knowledge of Child protection issues & confidentiality policy, Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety.
- Be committed to identifying training needs and promoting development.
- Ensure the safety of Young Carers and staff at all times.
Closing time/date, midnight, on the 23rd September 2018
Applications received after this may not be considered.
How to apply: Please follow the link and see attached documents at the bottom of the Job page and ensure you fully read and follow the guidance so you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. PLEASE DO NOT JUST SUBMIT A CV.