Schools Youth Support Practitioner at Farnham Heath End School

Key details

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Duration of employment

Permanent

Job location

Farnham Heath End School, Hale Reeds, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 9BN

Working hours

37.5 hrs per week, 41 weeks

FTE salary

Term time working £22,800 to £26,455 (£25,000 to £29,000 FTE)

Position title

Youth Support Practitioner

Reports to

School 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 – in line with the school day
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Clinical supervision

About The Eikon Charity

Who we are
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.
Our vision
For all Surrey young people to thrive.
Our mission
To empower and support young people in Surrey to have the wellbeing they need to be healthy and happy.
Our values
We elevate and amplify the voices of children & young people.
The needs of young people guide everything we do, shaping every decision and action we take.
We act with compassion.
We empathise with the pressures of modern life and feel compelled to help without judgement.
We work together.
Partnering with parents, carers, schools, policymakers, and young people themselves helps us all to succeed.
We take responsibility.
We recognise our part to play in the future of children & young people, and we hold ourselves accountable for their success.

Our culture
We recognise our collective strength and champion the power of individuals. Our teams are amazing and inspire people every day. We work hard to create an environment where all of our staff and volunteers feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work. Diversity enriches us and improves the support we give children and young people. The work we do creates change to be celebrated, rewarding moments, and outcomes to be proud of every day. It can also bring professional and personal challenges to each of us. We support each other to share our moments of success, do the best we can for young people, ensure everyone enjoys their work, and support our colleagues when they need it.

Job description

Eikon is looking for an enthusiastic and talented practitioner. 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 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 the Evide Management System
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and relevant agencies
  • To design, deliver and evaluate high quality interventions for children and young people which aim to improve mental health and well-being, build on existing strengths and increase levels of resilience.
  • Ensure that all support is Trauma/ ACE informed
  • Provide direct 1:1 intervention – e.g. evidence- based or evidence informed intervention
  • Identify emerging needs and co-ordinate with other in-school support services
  • Contribute to the Eikon team by attending team days termly
  • Liaise with parents and guardians where appropriate
  • Work within Eikon’s policies, always (e.g., employment, health & safety, and safeguarding)

About You

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 TeamAdmin@eikon.org.uk

Closing date for applications 13 March 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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