Breakout Youth Project Worker

No Limits
£19,819 - £23,111 pro rata
21 May 2018
21 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Full Time

An exciting opportunity is available to be part of our Breakout Youth Team as a Project Worker working with LGBTQ young people and their parents. Working across Hampshire but predominantly in Southampton and on the Isle of Wight. You will be responsible for the running of weekly youth groups, the delivery of one to one interventions in the community and education settings, as well as the development and running of a Parent support groups supported by the Project Manager. Case holding and database inputting are an essential aspect of this role and engaging with other services and professionals across the area.


  • To facilitate the running of weekly youth group and 1:1 sessions in schools and community
  • To hold a caseload of young people and offer support to meet their identified needs.
  • To produce assessments and action plans and review these with young people regularly.
  • Offer up to date information, advice, advocacy and support to young people in a variety of settings/environments.
  • To represent Breakout Youth at meetings and at community events when required.
  • To work with the Project Manager to develop Breakout services.
  • To assist the Project Manager in the on-going training, support and supervision, of volunteers and students.
  • To provide information, advice and develop and facilitate training for partner agencies and community services.
  • To design and deliver PSHE lessons in schools
  • To ensure quality of service by maintaining records to the required project standards, maintaining client files to a high standard and meeting Data Protection requirements.
  • To act as an advocate for young people and refer them on to other relevant agencies and services, as appropriate, to ensure their needs are appropriately met.
  • Provide quality up to date information, advice and support which supports young people’s personal and social development.
  • To promote the involvement of young people in planning, delivery and evaluation of services.
  • To contribute to the monitoring and development of the Service by ensuring that young people’s records are completed and handed in on time, statistical data and financial information is maintained and quality assured.
  • To record accurate records of hours and expenses using the systems provided.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Work to Breakout Youth and No Limits policies and procedures and ensure all staff adhere to these practices.
  • To be aware and demonstrate your responsibility under No Limits Health and Safety Policy, and report hazards to the appropriate person.
  • To  delivery services that are in line with relevant quality standards and work with young people in accordance to these quality standards 
  • To liaise and network with relevant agencies / organisations, ensuring that the needs of young people are met and good practice and/or resources are shared, adding to the development of the service.
  • To attend training and meetings as required and attend and participate in regular supervision.
  • Undertake other duties as required by Breakout Youth

About You

  • Experience of working with children & young people on issues such as sexuality, HIV, being in care, family and relationships, discrimination & justice, children’s right, health, mental health, sexual exploitation, sexual health and substance misuse.
  • Experience in working with the LGBTQ+ community. (Desirable)
  • Ability to provide quality information, advice, advocacy and support to vulnerable children and young people.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with difficult/complex situations.
  • Experience of case holding clients and maintaining individual client files.
  • Demonstrate effective organisational skills. (Desirable)
  • Have use of a car for the purpose of undertaking the role. #
  • Experience in working with young people in a variety of settings and environments such as educational establishments.
  • Experience of & ability to assess the needs of young people, including undertaking risk assessment.
  • Able to build trusting relationships with young people, enabling them to develop new skills and make their own informed choices.
  • Experience of offering opportunities to young people that are both participative and educative in nature.
  • Able to maintain regular and adequate contact with the young people to enable them to achieve their goals.
  • Ability to offer a flexible working pattern that will include evenings and the occasional weekend.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce reports, maintain records, statistics and receipts.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the principles and working practice of equal opportunities.
  • Ability and willingness to develop and maintain positive working relationships with partners and other services. (Desirable)
  • Commitment to undertake training identified as required for the role.
  • Experience in developing and running training and PSHE sessions (Desirable)
  • To keep up to date on the major issues that affect LGBTQ+ young people & young people in general.
  • Demonstrate the ability to undertake lone working as well as working as part of a team.
  • Knowledge and experience of developing and maintaining contacts with other agencies/organisations. (Desirable)
  • A Youth Work, Social Work or equivalent qualification and or experience. (Desirable)
  • Applicants must be aged 21 years and over.

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