YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP
LGBTQU+ Youth Support Worker
Crawley, West Sussex, UK
Fixed Term 6-month contract
12 hours per week
£19,240 per annum (pro-rata)
£6,156 per annum (actual)
We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (LGBTQ+) Youth Support Worker* to provide support for LGBTQ+ and unsure young people between the ages of 11-25.
This role will be based at the newly established Crawley YAC (Youth Advice Centre) located at Crawley Foyer, working in partnership with Crawley LGBTQU+ to develop the pilot project. The workload of the role will be split between supporting residents in the Foyer and the wider Crawley community. Both weekly youth group session will be delivered in the evenings on weekdays; the remaining delivery hours may be delivered flexibly.
The post holder will be responsible for planning and facilitating two weekly youth groups for 11-15 year-olds and for 16-25 year-olds. Through the youth groups, the post holder will support young people to access specialist support services including emotional health, sexual health, housing and LGBTQU+ support, following up with 1:1 support as required.
Applicants must be experienced in working with children and young people who identify as LGBTQU+, have an excellent knowledge of the challenges faced by LGBTQU+ children and young people and have a good knowledge of local services in Crawley. Applicants will ideally have at least a Level 2 Youth Work qualification or equivalent qualification relevant to the role.
The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.
If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, you can speak to the Recruiting Manager. Please email recruitment @ymcadlg. org and your query will be forwarded.
YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.
YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Closing date for applications: Monday 1st February at 9am
Interview date: To be confirmed
To apply, please visit our website.
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