Project Indigo Lead, Off Centre at Family Action
Based in City & Hackney
22.2 hours per week (Part time)
Grade 3 (upper) Point 24-28: £34,395 – £37,715 Inclusive of Inner London Weighting FTE
(£20,637 – £22,629 per annum)
At Family Action, we transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation. We have been building stronger families since 1869 and today we work with more than 60,000 families in over 150 community-based services, as well as supporting thousands more through national programmes and grants.
Project Indigo is an LGBTIQ+ youth project which is part of our Off Centre at Family Action services. The project supports run out of Off Centre at Family Action. Project Indigo supports young LGBTIQ+people, aged 16-25 through offering them a weekly facilitated space which promotes health and wellbeing via various psychosocial activities, as well as individual key work support. It aims to support the young people that use the group to build links with the local LGBTIQ+ community, to build meaningful relationships and to get supporting around relevant issues that are impacting on their health and wellbeing. Having run for almost a decade, Project Indigo is well known in the borough, and works alongside local LGBTIQ+ projects, as well as mental health and youth services.
The Project Lead’s role is to programme and co-deliver these sessions, to support and assess referrals into the group, to provide key work support as is needed to members of the project and to report on the delivery of the service to our funders. As Project Indigo Lead, you will also be acting in the role of CAMHS Alliance LGBTIQ+ Lead which actively supports clinicians across City & Hackney improve their knowledge of supporting young LGBTIQ+ people through scheduled training and reflective spaces.
You will have a strong track record in youth engagement and support work, providing 1-1 and structured group activities which will support young people in their personal and social development as well as mental wellbeing. You will be also be a confident communicator, experienced in working with a range of other professionals to support the needs of young people as well as providing learning opportunities for those professionals to increase their knowledge and practice in supporting young LGBTIQ+ people. You will be non-judgemental and have a curious mindset with a desire to constantly learn more about the LGBTiQ+ community, its history, current experiences and dynamics.
We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do. As the role focusses on engagement with people from LGBTIQ+ communities we believe lived experience of having one or more of these identifies would be extremely valuable to the role. Project Indigo is used by a high number of young people of colour and young trans people. To respond to this we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic LGBTIQ+ candidates and/or trans candidates. We know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for young people and strive for our workforce to be truly representative of the diverse communities we support, including people with disabilities. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and will reimburse your travel if you attend an interview.
What will we offer you?
We’ll offer you flexible working hours, a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements, eye care vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and other great benefits. We have an excellent wellbeing offer and we will invest in your professional development with on-going quality training and career development opportunities. You’ll join an established, supportive and high-performing service and have the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, encourages learning and has the needs of children and families at its core. This role will be provided with additional, clinical supervision by a clinical supervisor with lived experience, from the LGBTIQ+ community.
We are forward looking, ambitious and committed to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.
For an application pack and further information please visit: www.family-action.org.uk/get-involved/work-us/current-vacancies/
Please note, dependent on the volume of suitable applications we reserve the right to change the closing date of this advertisement. We advise you to submit your applications, which outline how you meet the personal specification, at your earliest opportunity.
Closing date: Monday 24th January 2022 at 10.00am
Interview date: Thursday 27th January 2022
Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service
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