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Young Adult Emotional Support Worker (Drop-In)

Overall

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a charity that is passionate about giving young people the chance to develop their skills and confidence both for their own benefit and for that of society as a whole. 

The primary role of the Drop-in Worker is to work with the Project Worker and Drop in Assistant to support the Esteem Drop-in. The Drop-in is a twice weekly evening session at ESTEEM where 14-26 year olds have access to free food, a safe space and activities from 6-8pm. 

Your role will be part of The Wellbeing Project which offers guidance, support and signposting to young adults facing difficulties. This new post has evolved from young adults telling us they would like to access emotional support during the evening Drop-in, which has put increased pressure on current Drop-in staff who aim to manage the wellbeing of the whole group. You will need to ensure the project meets Esteem’s aims and offers a holistic approach to personal and vocational development for those aged 14-26 years old. You will be responsible for assisting the running of drop In sessions twice weekly

Principal tasks and responsibilities 

The Drop-in’s

  1. Be available at Drop-in’s to offer wellbeing support to individuals or small groups 
  2. Assist in drop-in sessions for young adults from 6pm-8pm currently running on a Monday and Wednesday.
  3. Maintain records of attendees and ensure relevant documentation is completed
  4. Assist volunteer cook and encourage young adults to participate in weekly meal
  5. Work with the Drop-in participants to plan the Drop-in activities for the following months
  6. Liaise with Project Worker
  7. Support Drop-in’s and work with Project Worker to deliver sessions. Leading activities when required.
  8. Share responsibility for closing down the building
  9. Safeguarding young people and raising any safeguarding concerns with the Safeguarding team
  10. Signpost drop-in participants to ESTEEM opportunities and promote relevant events and projects
  11. Championing the ideas of young adults and V2W activities assistants 
  12. Encouraging and facilitating young adults to lead and deliver drop-in sessions