Kent Outreach Worker

Location: Kent
Closing Date: 31st Dec 2022
Receptionist and Workspace Coordinator

Employment Type: Employed

To secure this developmental role with excellent opportunities for career progression, you will be a motivated, flexible, and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about working with young people, and wanting to explore the area of sexual health and wellbeing. You will work closely with your colleagues to promote young people living in Kent to utilise the free condom scheme METRO deliver, and to support good sexual health education and training. You will also deliver sexual health outreach and training to young people and link them to their local contraceptive and sexual health services when appropriate. Sexual and reproductive health training will be provided.

Programme

METRO deliver Get it, an innovative scheme which offers free condoms, information, and support to young people aged 13-25 living in Kent, Medway, and certain London boroughs. Get it is offered via key registration and distribution sites across the country, getit.org.uk, and community outreach. Get it has been built in collaboration with young people and forms an integral part of the suite of sexual and reproductive health services delivered by METRO.

Role

You will conduct and support outreach in several settings depending on the need of different young people living throughout Kent. These could be educational settings, youth settings, community events, sports settings, clubs and pubs, and local green spaces. You will target vulnerable young people, such as Looked after Children (LAC), those who are Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET), those who come from areas of high deprivation and high need, and those with other increased risk factors. Therefore, you must be able to employ an appropriate and non-judgemental way of working with a variety of young people. You will welcome direction from the Kent Get it Lead, as well as the broader management team at METRO, but you will also be proactive in seeking new opportunities and mechanisms to deliver the scheme. With the support of your line manager and appropriate training, you will be responsible for safeguarding and child protection, and ensuring young people under the age of 16 have been appropriately risk assessed. You do not need to have existing sexual health knowledge to apply for this role, however, a desire and capacity to learn and to work in this field is essential.

Application deadline: rolling

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