Position title
Youth Specialist
Reports to

Schools Partnership Manager

Job Benefits

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
    Flexible working where role allows
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 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
• Ensure that an ethos of open communication between key stakeholders is established to discuss specific cases

Key skills, experience, and knowledge

We are looking for applicants that have a real passion to support young people who are full of enthusiasm, knowledgeable and have a welcoming approach and personality.

How to apply

Applications

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.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact

Closing date for applications: 06 December 2020

If you have not heard from us by 11 December 2020 you were not shortlisted for interview. We do not provide feedback on applications.

First interview date: week commencing 14 December 2020.
We are happy to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates who attended an interview upon request.

Duration of employment
1-year fixed term, with the with the anticipation of being extended, dependent on funding
Job Location
Surrey Schools
Working Hours
18.5 hours per week, term time
FTE Salary
£10,207 to £11,095
Date posted
November 12, 2020
Valid through
December 6, 2020
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