LGBTQ+ Youth Participation Worker

Key details

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Duration of employment

Full-time

Job location

Eikon Offices, New Haw, Surrey

Working hours

37.5 hours per week

FTE salary

£26,500 to £28,000 per annum

Position title

LGBTQ+ Youth Participation Worker

Reports to

Community Delivery 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
  • Flexible working where role allows
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Clinical supervision

About The Eikon Charity

The Eikon Charity is one of Surrey’s leading charities supporting children and young people. We listen, we talk, and we help young people with the skills they need to live their best life. And we work with families and professionals to make sure everyone gets the support they need.

We are looking for people with passion and expertise to join us in continuing to be a leading provider of early intervention in Surrey.

The Eikon Charity is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and aims to provide a working environment that is free from unfair discrimination and will enable employees and volunteers to fulfil their personal potential.

Job description

We are looking for a Youth Participation worker to plan, deliver and support our LGBTQ+
face-to-face and virtual work.
Working within the LGBTQ+ team ensuring the project delivery and successful completion of funding contracts. Building relationships with LGBTQ+ providers

Provide a safe space for young people who identify as LGBTQ+. The groups are focused on supporting LGBTQ+ young people to come together, explore their questions & identities, learn about LGBTQ+ culture, find local community, make friends and have fun

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivering services to children and young people
  • Engaging with young people in face-to-face groups and 1-1 sessions to motivate, inspire and encourage potential
  • Support to plan and deliver our LGBTQ+ sessions ensuring continued support is given by Eikon to young people; putting young people first, ensuring we offer the right help at the right time
  • Contact new young people and parent referrals to ensure suitability for group or 1-1 support
  • Support the LGBTQ+ team in ensuring young people are involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of youth work
  • Ensure that parents and carers are involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of the peer parenting work
  • Signpost CYP to relevant support services for additional support where needed
  • Listening to and supporting young people showing empathy, and understanding, remaining non-judgmental and caring
  • Escalate any safeguarding concerns following Eikons safeguarding process and procedures
  • Ensure accurate and timely case recording, including ensuring case note processes are followed and all data and information is uploaded to the relevant data bases 
  • Establish appropriate professional boundaries in relationships with young people/adults
  • Support volunteers within sessions and facilitating activities.
  • Support with completion of risk assessment for all activities
  • Support with Internal staff training to upskill and improve staff capabilities
  • Supporting with Impact, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Use goal-based outcomes and additional monitoring tools to monitor effectiveness and the impact of support for CYP accessing the service
  • Support the LGBTQ+ team to monitor, evaluate and develop the project, to meet programme ambitions
  • Support the LGBTQ+ team to develop and evaluate service delivery and scale up the programme
  • Support the LGBTQ+ team to ensure accurate and timely data reports, for internal management and funders in line with project reporting timelines and expectations, reported from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective
  • Assist with regularly monitoring and reviewing the services
  • Personal Development/other duties
  • Keep up to date with good practice, legislation and policies that have an impact on service delivery at Eikon
  • Work as part of a team to lead and inspire collaboration across Eikon.
  • Support the LGBTQ+ team with additional tasks relevant to delivery and development of the project
  • Work within Eikon’s internal policies, safeguarding and data protection regulations
  • Attend training and supervision as discussed and agreed between yourself and line manager

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.

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.

Applications

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

If you are interested in applying for the role, please download the details (which includes the application form) using the button below and submit your information using the Apply now button.

If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@eikon.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2024 

We are scheduling interviews for 10 July 2024 

We do not provide feedback on applications.

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

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