Schools Youth Support Practitioners (Two positions available)

Key details

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Duration of employment

Full-time

Job location

Three Rivers Academy Hersham Road, Walton-On-Thames or Farnham Heath End School, Hale Reeds, Farnham, Surrey. Also occasional travel to the Eikon Offices, New Haw will be required

Working hours

37.5 hours per week. Term Time working, 39 weeks per year

FTE salary

Pro-rated: £24,907.05 to £26,654.91 (£28,500 to £30,500 FTE)

Position title

Schools Youth Support Practitioner

Reports to

School Delivery Manager

Job benefits

We offer a range of benefits to employees including:
  • Sick pay
  • Safeguarding training
  • Pension scheme – run by Aviva
  • Flexible working where role allows
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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

The primary purpose of this role is to deliver activities to young people within the school that contribute towards the development of happy, thriving and resilient young adults. The role will promote their positive school experience and contributions to society.

This role is to provide sustained support to vulnerable young people within the school, helping them to overcome issues, before they become potentially serious problems.

Responsibilities

  • Work co-operatively with the school, under the management of The Eikon Charity staff to ensure the highest quality of delivery and support
  • To build positive and supportive relationships with young people within the school who are struggling to participate positively with their school experience
  • To assess the needs and strengths of the referred young person, plan effective and engaging activities which aim to improve mental health and well-being and build on existing strengths and help them identify individual goals to achieve desired change.
  • To create and deliver engaging activities that meet the identified needs for both individual and groups and enable active participation during the school day and in extracurricular opportunities if required. These may include one to one sessions, targeted groups and lunch clubs etc,
  • To review and evaluate activities to ensure needs are met and to inform effective development of future activities
  • To ensure that all work is integrated with other in-school support services by building effective relationships with existing pastoral staff
  • With school staff, identify emerging needs, analyse needs and create an effective response to meet those needs.
  • Manage referrals and caseloads in partnership with school and Eikon line manager
  • Keep up to date and accurate records and case notes on the Evide case management and Goal Based Outcomes systems.
  • To collect and share case studies that demonstrate good practice and the impact of interventions on outcomes for children and young people
  • Plan group or individual engagements, evidence progress and celebrate achievement with young people.
  • To create regular opportunities for young people to share their views with each other and school staff, capturing their voice to improve wellbeing across the school
  • Work as part of a team and attend team meetings, training events and participate fully in 1:1, and group supervision as required.
  • Work within Eikon’s internal policies, safeguarding and data protection regulations
  • Contribute to the Eikon team by attending team days as required
  • Work in accordance Eikon’s policies, always (e.g., employment, health & safety, and safeguarding)

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.

Closing date for applications: 7 July 2024 

We are scheduling interviews for 15 July 2024 

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

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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