Emotional Support Worker

Job Title:                             Emotional Support Worker

Position:                             Temporary 12 month | Part-time

Salary:                                 Gross Salary £400 per month (£12.50 per hour)

Hours:                                 8 hours per week

Responsible to:                   Managing Director

Start date:                            Week commencing 1st April 2019 to 1st April 2020

Annual Leave:                  45 Hours to 1st April 2020 + bank holidays (when falling on a normal working day)

This is an essential role that will enable the successful applicant to be an integral part of the delivery of our work. We are looking for someone who believes in our mission/purpose and in how we deliver our services for young women in Cambridge. You will be positive, with good youth work skills and a desire to empower and encourage young women with a history of successfully engaging young people with complex needs in various organisations. The role will largely be flexible in regards to how you engage with the young women (predominantly over the phone and face to face) working from our Cambridge office with some travel required to meet with the young women and referring agencies.

Turtle Dove Cambridge is a small social enterprise that works with young women between 14 - 23 years old who are NEET/at risk of becoming NEET and for whom poor mental health and lack of confidence are primary issues. Our referrals come from organisations such as the Cambridgeshire County Council and Housing Providers. We provide youth support and work experience at events across the city. Some events are community events for older people and the young women host these events themselves. Tasks include serving food and drink, guest registration, set up and clear down of events. Events range from Charity fundraisers to private parties. We also supply vintage china for up to 100 people. To date we have been operating for just over 3 years, worked with approximately 30 young women a year and worked at around 150 events. Recently we have started fundraising events and activities to take a small team of the young women we work with to gain work experience with young women’s projects overseas in Brazil.

The main purpose of the post is to support and further engage the young women referred to Turtle Dove Cambridge. The emotional support worker will work along side the Managing Director to enable the young women to access the opportunities within our service.

This post is restricted to women only under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 sections 7 (2)(d) & (e).

Contact details:

Please write a covering letter addressing the person specification (no more than 1 side of A4) or a 2-3 minute video (hosted on YouTube/Vimeo/sent via a Dropbox link) and send with a CV (no more than 2 sides A4) to kate@turtledovecambridge.com.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on the 18 March 2019.

Interviews will take place in Cambridge on the week commencing 25th March 2019. 

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