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SAYiT is recruiting 2x Youth Workers

Updated: Jan 19, 2023

We are seeking 2 passionate and enthusiastic youth workers who are committed to working collaboratively with LGBTQ+ young people and to engaging with harder to reach LGBTQ+ young people who are further disadvantaged by economic inequalities, disabilities or identifying as people of colour. We want to attract a workers who will take creative and transformative approaches to working with young LGBTQ+ people up to the age of 25 years - working with them to identify, focus upon and build on their strengths and assets.

Main Tasks

  • To work directly and collaboratively with LGBTQ+ young people and their allies in a variety of settings and utilising a variety of youth work methodologies, to develop their social and emotional skills by providing a programme of activities, services and facilities that meet their needs and promote their mental health and well-being.

  • To have or develop specialist expertise in delivering a creative youth work offer to the charity’s targeted groups – focusing on participation and engagement and empowerment and leadership.

  • To develop opportunities, networks and environments whereby young LGBTQ+ people can build a sense of self-worth, feel more empowered to influence their circumstances in a positive and constructive way and develop the necessary skills to develop and maintain supportive relationships.

  • To prepare, monitor and evaluate an organisational delivery plan and strategy with other staff and young people which contributes to the youth work objectives and targets within the charity.

  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults you have responsibility for, or come into contact with.

  • To supervise the work of other staff and volunteers and deal with any HR related issues as they arise, commensurate with your position in the organisation.

  • To prepare reports and be accountable for small project budgets.

  • To establish and maintain contact with other agencies working with young people in the area and represent the organisation and promote its values.

  • To attend management supervision, team meetings and team days. Also to attend conferences and events representing SAYiT.

  • To work within an equalities and diversity framework – promoting inclusivity.

  • To ensure adherence to the charity’s policies and procedures and to keep up to date with relevant legislation.

  • To carry out additional duties which are by negotiation and agreement and are commensurate with the post.

  • To work evenings and other times by negotiation and agreement. Some posts may involve weekend and residential work.

  • Commitment to under-taking appropriate training as agreed with line manager.

  • To undertake administration and finance duties attached to your face to face work including the record keeping of petty cash, recording memberships, attendance and evaluating the outcomes and achievements of young people for monitoring purposes.

  • To have day to day responsibility for liaison with the charity manager and to hold keys to the building.

Type of contract – Funding for post secured until end of Feb 2025

Hours – 18.75 hours per week (x2 posts)

Salary – £26,714 (FTE)

Benefits – 7% Employer pension contribution

How to apply – Complete sections 4, 5 & 6 of application pack. Please return to and label as ‘confidential’

Download the application pack for the full job description and how to apply

Closing date for applications – midday 6th February 2023

Proposed interview dates – w/c 13th February 2023

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