Application Form LGBTQ Youth Cornwall
This form is to apply for the position of Youth Worker for YAY! Young and Yourself.
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YOUTH WORKER VACANCY
We are looking for a someone to assist in running our youth group for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning people aged up to 25 in Cornwall.

You will be joining our small team, assisting in planning and delivering youth group sessions based at our youth centre in Truro, with the ability to travel independently elsewhere in the county as we sometimes run sessions in other places. Hours can be flexible providing cover for sessions as required. Additional opportunities exist for people who have training delivery experience. The number of hours available currently are between 3 hours a month and 12 hours a month. Additional hours may also be available soon. Please see our web site for details of the times of our current sessions as they are mainly in the evenings and weekends.

A full job description and person specification are attached. We want to encourage applications from people who may feel they do not currently meet the full specification but who would like to describe how they would work towards it.

Your own sexual orientation or gender identity should not be seen as a barrier to applying. Please see our web site for further details of our equal opportunities policy.

We would encourage anyone who is interested in applying to complete this form however if you need additional information then you can email info@lgbtqyouthcornwall.co.uk include in the subject 'Application'

Renumeration: This post is currently paid at £9.34 / hour and offers opprtunities for invlovement in a range of other activities depending on applicant skills. Travel costs are covered for working away from Truro at HMRC rates. We occasionally have people who are looking for volunteering opportunities and for those interested in offering thier time we still require the same form to be completed, please refer to this in the additional information field..

Name
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Phone number
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Email address
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Postal address
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Details of your relevant qualifications
500 word maximum. Please give details of anything that may be relevant.
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Details of your relevant employment / volunteering
500 word maximum. Please give details of anything that may be relevant.
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Provide details of knowledge or experience of working in a hands on role with young people facing challenging issues such as self-harm, suicide or drug abuse
200 words maximum. You can include details of your best example in the last three years, include lessons you learnt.
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Provide details of knowledge or experience of delivering training
200 words maximum. You can include details of your best example in the last three years, include lessons you learnt.
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Provide details of knowledge or experience of safeguarding proceedures
200 words maximum. You can include details of your best example in the last three years, include lessons you learnt.
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Provide details of additional support services for young LGBTQ people in Cornwall and Nationally that you would consider referring young people to.
200 words maximum. Young People accessing the serivce often need advice with regard to other services specifically for LGBT people or universal provision, please help us to understand your knowledge of available services.
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Please include any other information you would like us to consider
500 words maximum. Please tell us of anything else that is relevant, you would like us to consider as part of your application
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Youth Worker Key Responsibilities and Tasks
This is the full list of responsibilities and tasks that our workers carry out, however these can be tailored to the individual skills of applicants.

• Assist in preparing and leading sessions, workshops and activities for young people including activities tailored to address sensitive issues such as self-harm, suicide or drug abuse as needed within the group
• Attending, and supporting young people to attend key events such as national conferences or pride parades
• Assist in the completion of induction paperwork for each new member and session reports at the end of every session
• To support and encourage the youth trustee / young peoples council to fully carry out their role
• Responding to and reporting safeguarding concerns and disclosures promptly and accurately to the designated person for child protection
• Assist with developing provision and resources for young people who identify as LGBTQ throughout the county
• Handling of petty cash and accountancy for travel expenses
• Maintenance and development of online resources including Facebook, Twitter and the group webpage
• Promoting equality of opportunity and diversity in all aspects of work
• To undertake any other tasks of a similar level of responsibility as requested from time to time
• Proactively promoting the group
• Attending designated training, supervision and line management as required.
• Highlight conscientious objections to your line manager whilst maintaining a professional and lawful service.

Person Specification
Essential

• Experience of working in a hands on role with young people
• Evidence of working with people from a minority or disadvantaged group
• Awareness of working with young people facing challenging issues such as self-harm, suicide or drug abuse
• Use of a car to travel independently across the county
• Good working knowledge of the issues that face young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and those who are questioning their identity/gender role
• Good working knowledge of sources of support which are available for young people who are LGBTQ locally and nationally
• Experience of producing accurate reports and keeping confidential records
• Experience of working with confidential information
• A good understanding of Safeguarding procedures.


Desirable
• Previous work experience with young people who identify as LGBTQ
• A relevant professional qualification (such as NVQ Level Three, DIPSW or a teaching qualification)
• Previous work experience in a youth group setting
• Training in Safeguarding procedures
• Training in First Aid procedures

We will require the preferred candidate to undertake an enhanced DBS check prior to commencement of the role. We also require the post holder to have completed CAMAT tier 3 training within six months of taking the post (should they not already hold this qualification).

Your plans to develop
If you feel that you don't currently meet the above critiera but you would still like to be considered for selection, please tell us about your plans. 200 words maximum.
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References
Please provide details of two people who could provide a professional reference should you be successfully selected
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Equality Monitoring
Ensuring that we do not discriminate on grounds of any protected characteristic at any stage of our selection process is important to us. To help us understand more about applicants we ask that you provide the following equality monitoring information. This information will not form part of the selection process.
Your date of birth
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Your gender identity
Your sexual orientation
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Your ethnic origin
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Your nationality
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Your religion or belief
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Do you have a disability?
If you have a disability please give us a little more detail
Is your disability
If you have a disability do you have any reasonable adjustments you would like us to make provision for as part of the selection process
This information will only be used to ensure we can make reasonable adjustments as part of the selection process and will not form any part of the selection itself. For example: do you need this form in another format? A further conversation for sucessful candidates will take place with regard to reasonable adjustments in employment.
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