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Lead Youth Worker / Youth Worker

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.

We are looking for several Lead Youth Workers & Youth Workers to deliver high quality youth work at several community-based sessions across Surrey.

Job Title:   Lead Youth Worker/Youth Worker
Hours: Various number of hours available depending on the session,  Monday to Friday evenings (3 to 5 days a week)
Length of Contract:   Permanent – Term time (39 wks per year)
Location   various location across Surrey
Rate of pay range:  £10.00 to £11.26 per hour depending on experience
Responsible to:   Youth & Community Manager

Main purpose of Job
Running sessions; building relationships; staff management; delivery of youth services. They will work closely with the other Youth Workers to ensure efficient use of all resources.

Planning and Development
• Plan, resource and deliver sessions to ensure continued support is given by Eikon to young people; Putting young people first, ensuring we offer the right help at the right time
• Ensure that young people are involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of youth work

• Deliver high quality youth work
• Work within Eikon’s equal opportunities, health & safety and safeguarding policies
• Identify emerging needs and plan services to meet those needs

Staff management (Leads only)
• Manage the team of frontline staff to plan, prepare and deliver programmes and sessions in accordance with best practices and all relevant Eikon policies and guidelines
• Supervise employees and volunteers
• Take part in regular supervision and team meetings

Quality and standards
• Ensure evaluations and case notes are all up to date and completed on time
• Keep accurate records and provide data and information as required

Communications and relationships
• Develop and maintain relationships, particularly with existing and new delivery partners and commissioners

Person specification - Key skills
• Experience of delivering and leading high-quality youth work sessions is essential
• Experience of monitoring and evaluating youth work
• Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance in relation to working with young people
• Current child protection training or a willingness to work towards
• Experience of working with young people aged 11 to 18
• Ability to develop appropriate, supportive, positive relationships with young people
• They must evidence a commitment to empowering young people
• To be able to promote themselves and their work; being a positive role model within the community at all times, in line with the values of The Eikon Charity
• 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 about 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 use ICT, for record keeping and communication, within the team

Qualifications (desirable)
• A Level 2 or 3 qualification in Youth Work

Closing date for applications: 29 February 2020

For more see the application form.

Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
End Date - close of application: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
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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