Job title -
Youth Educators Trainee
Reference number -
£6.19 per hour
Closing date -
24 Jan 2013 23:59
Centrepoint is the UK's leading charity for homeless young people. It provides housing and support for 16-25 year olds every year, helping them into work and a home of their own. It also gives homeless young people a voice through the Centrepoint Parliament. Centrepoint works directly in London and the North East of England, and collaborates with other organisations across the UK. It conducts research and influences government policy with the overall aim of ending youth homelessness.
The Youth Educators programme trains young people with experience of homelessness and / or the criminal justice system to deliver awareness sessions to groups of young people and professionals. As a Trainee Support and Development Worker your role will be to support the Development Worker to achieve these aims. As a Trainee Support and Development Worker, you will undertake an intensive package of training.
You will work with young people to assess and help them recognise their support needs and goals in the areas of personal and social development, practical support and life skills, physical and emotional health and learning and work. You will also support the Youth Educators to influence local policy and provision that affects young people. You will assist with the development of constructive relationships with local statutory, voluntary and community groups to publicise the project, increasing understanding of youth homelessness and arranging training sessions to be delivered to young people at risk of homelessness and professionals.
We seek to challenge discrimination and are committed to fairness and equality. We especially welcome applications from anyone with direct experience of being homeless or using young people's services.
To apply please visit our website at www.centrepoint.org.uk/vacancies