Weybridge – Lead Youth Worker

Job Title:                               Lead Youth Worker
Hours:                                  Wednesday Night (18.15-21.15)
Length of Contract:         Permanent
Location                                Weybridge Youth Centre, Portmore Way, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8JD
Rate of pay:                         £10.88
Responsible to:                 Head of Boroughs

This job description may be subject to review as the organisation is constantly developing. This will be in consultation with the job holder 

Main purpose of Job 

The Lead Youth Work role holds responsibility for: running sessions; building relationships; staff management; delivery of youth services. They will work closely with the Borough Manager and other Lead Youth Workers to ensure efficient use of all resources. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning and Development

  • Plan, resource and deliver sessions within borough strategy to ensure continued support is given by Eikon to young people; Putting young people first, ensuring we offer the right help at the right time
  • Ensure that young people are involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of youth work

Delivery

  • Lead a team of youth workers to deliver high quality youth work
  • Work within Eikon’s equal opportunities, health & safety and safeguarding policies at all times
  • Identify emerging needs within borough and work with Borough Managers to plan services to meet those needs

Staff management

  • Manage the team of frontline staff to plan, prepare and deliver programmes and sessions in accordance with best practices and all relevant Eikon policies and guidelines
  • Supervise employees, volunteers and social work students
  • Take part in regular supervision and team meetings

Quality and standards

  • Ensure all staff understand and deliver within Eikon’s safeguarding policies and practices
  • Set standards and manage staff to ensure evaluations and case notes are all up to date and completed on time
  • Keep accurate records and provide data and information as required

Finance and resources

  • Manage devolved budget and other resources effectively, within delegated authority
  • Liaise and coordinate with Borough Managers, other Lead Youth Workers and Practice Leads to share resources efficiently, ensuring correct levels of staffing through planning and recruitment

Communications and relationships

  • Develop and maintain relationships within the borough, particularly with existing and new delivery partners and commissioners

Other responsibilities

  • Undertake any other duties reasonably required by the line manager

Qualifications (desirable)

  • A Level 3 qualification in Youth Work

Reports to: Head of Boroughs 

Reportee’s: Employees, volunteers and social work students

For more information please click the details below for the job description and application form.

Lead Youth Worker_Weybridge
LYW_Application Form

Closing date: 02/01/2018

Interviews week commencing: 08/01/2018

If you are interested in finding out more or applying for the role, then please contact us at info@eikon.org.uk for an application form or go to www.eikon.org.uk

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