Position title
Schools Youth Support Practitioner
Reports to

Schools Programme Manager

Job Benefits

We offer a range of benefits to employees including:

  • 5 weeks holiday a year plus Bank Holidays
  • Sick pay
  • Safeguarding training
  • Pension scheme – run by Aviva
  • Clinical Supervision
About The Eikon Charity

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.

Description

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 student’s/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
  • Ensure that an ethos of open communication between key stakeholders is established to discuss specific cases

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.

How to apply

Eikon is committed to safeguarding and promoting 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.

Applications

If you are interested in applying for the role, please download the application form below, complete it and submit using the Apply Now button below.

As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, we do not accept CVs.

We are scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Please apply as soon as possible.

We do not provide feedback on applications.

We are happy to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates who attended an interview upon request.

Duration of employment
Permanent
Job Location
King's College, Guildford
Working Hours
25.00 hours per week term time plus 2 weeks
FTE Salary
£14,000 to £15,500 depending on experience (£23,500- £26,500 FTE)
Date posted
July 29, 2021
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