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Youth Worker

Organisation: 
Eikon
Job Description: 

About Eikon:

Eikon is a Surrey based charity that has been working in the local community for almost two decades, providing long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people and their families.
Our vision is to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults who can contribute positively to society.

Job Title:   Youth Worker 
Hours: Tuesday Evening 17.30 – 20.30
Length of Contract:   Permanent
Location Sunbury, Surrey
Rate of pay: £9.77
Responsible to:  Lead Youth Worker
Holiday Entitlement: 25 days plus Bank Holidays pro-rated
Pension: Workplace Pension Plan

The youth worker post for Sunbury & Walton could be combined.

Purpose

• Engage the young people within their own community and signpost to existing services or work in new projects as appropriate
• To plan and prepare for sessions
• Evaluate and review all youth work sessions
• To undertake relevant training and development opportunities where appropriate
• Identify needs and aspirations of young people and involve them in planning, developing and leading sessions and/or personal development plans
• To work within effective local partnerships to meet the needs of young people in Surrey

Experience

• Working with young people preferably in an informal education setting
• Working within a team and being supportive of the team aims and objectives
• Working with young people to produce individual development plans (desirable)
• Experience of monitoring and evaluating youth work (desirable)

Skills and Abilities

• Be able to recognise current issues for young people and the barriers they may face that leave them vulnerable
• To be pro-active when participating in new projects
• Ability to deal professionally with the pressures young people and communities bring
• Willingness to adapt to the changing needs of the community and young people
• Have confidence to work with other agencies that support young people
• Committed to working to organisational Policies and Procedures in particular with regard to the safeguarding of young people and working within our equality and diversity policy
• Be able to attend meetings and training sessions when required
• Ability to work flexible hours including mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends
• Ability to use ICT, for record keeping and communication, within the team

Qualifications (desirable)

• A Level 2 qualification in Youth Work

Applications

If you are interested in finding out more or applying for the role, then please contact us at Jean.pullen@eikon.org.uk  for an application form or go to www.eikon.org.uk

Closing date: 13 November 2019

Full or Part Time: 
Part - time
Salary: 
£9.77 per hour
End Date - close of application: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Contact Details: 

If you are interested in finding out more or applying for the role, then please contact us at Jean.pullen@eikon.org.uk for an application form or go to www.eikon.org.uk

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