Job Title: Children/Adolescent outreach worker Location: Guiding Lights, Folkestone, Ashford and Canterbury, Kent Responsible to: CYP Service Manager Contract: Fixed term of 2 years, with potential to be extended Hours: 3 days Part Time (22.5 hours a week) Salary: £21,872 to £24,996 pa depending on experience Probation Period: 6 months Benefits: 25 days holiday, bank holidays, plus 3% matched pension contribution, employee health cash plan and discounts scheme Other info: This post is restricted to women under schedule 9, Part 1, Equalities Act 2010. Closing date: Please complete the application form and return to the email on the form by Monday 5th December 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so you are advised to apply early. Start date: As soon as possible Overview of the role We are looking for a creative and proactive individual who is experienced in working with children and young girls and building trust in the relationships. As a Children/ Adolescent Outreach Worker, you will play a crucial role in supporting young people who are dealing with the trauma of witnessing or experiencing domestic abuse. As part of our passionate and committed team of approximately 40 staff, our aspiration is that you will thrive and develop in this varied role. You will be contributing to the invaluable work of the Rising Sun and making a lasting difference to the lives of those who are impacted by domestic abuse. JOB PURPOSE The Children/Adolescent outreach worker will work within the CYP team to deliver services relating to children and young people affected by Domestic violence and Abuse. They will lead on a programme delivering groups in schools to adolescents, as well as holding a small caseload for direct 1-1 work with young people. Responsibilities will include recording of data, reporting and completing evaluations. The outreach worker will be expected to promote the work of the Rising Sun and take a share of responsibility in delivering or assisting with any work within the organisation. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Service delivery Work 1-1 with young people affected by Domestic violence and Abuse Build positive working relationships with local schools to deliver this programme. Hold own caseload and respond in a way that understands the needs of the young people the Rising Sun supports. Work in a mentoring capacity with children and adolescents with a specific focus on domestic abuse and its impact. Recognise the impact of domestic abuse on young people and families; showing empathy and understanding in working with these families and developing the capacity to adopt a trauma informed approach to the work. Support and facilitate groups in schools and in the community. Work flexibly with young people and meet with them in a variety of settings such as schools, colleges, family homes and community centres, depending on their needs. Work creatively and flexibly to help support a vulnerable and at times challenging client group. Build relationships with partner agencies such as social care, early help, schools, police and health services. Attend meetings on behalf of the Rising Sun where necessary, promote multi-agency working and build positive working relationships with external agencies at all times. Work as part of a team, supporting colleagues and building positive working-relationships with team members. Availability to work some evenings and weekends as required. The ability to manage time well and prioritise tasks depending on day-to-day events. General At all times work professionally and to a high standard, setting an example to the wider team and external partners. A good knowledge and understanding of using IT programmes such as Word and Excel. Complete administrative tasks as required and ensure that paperwork and evaluations are kept up to date. Demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development, being responsible for personal learning and keeping up to date on research, relevant legislation, policy and practice, and other literature relevant to the role At all times protect the safety and security of the Rising Sun, service users, staff, volunteers and buildings, and the confidentiality of records and other information. Uphold the rights of women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse, and proactively assess the gender specific, trauma informed needs and the safety of children and women to ensure that any risks/needs identified are addressed, having full regard to Rising Sun Safeguarding Children policy and Safeguarding Adults policy. Be proactive and solution focussed while paying attention to detail. Participate in supervision, training and meetings as required. Ensure the effective implementation of Rising Sun's policies and procedures and uphold the core values of the Rising Sun. Work across teams and undertake such other duties, appropriate to the grade and nature of the work, as may reasonably be expected. This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time when it was drawn up and will be reviewed from time to time. Duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot of themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post. How to apply Please download the Job Information Pack on our website for the full job description, person specification and application form. The closing date for this role is Monday 5th December 2022. We will be screening applications and inviting suitable candidates to interview on a rolling basis, so we advise applying early to avoid disappointment.