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St Helens Council’s TAZ Outreach Team is a high performing, well established team who deliver innovative and creative programmes to young people to enable them to make positive and informed decisions about their sexual health and relationships choices. The TAZ Outreach Worker will form a large part of a small team and provide interventions to help continue to reduce teenage conceptions, sexually transmitted infections and improve young people’s awareness of these.
You will have good knowledge of young people’s development, how their sexual health is an important factor in their overall wellbeing and lifestyle. In addition to this you must be able to discuss extremely sensitive issues without embarrassment or judgement and creatively communicate with young people in order to meet their sexual health and relationships needs. You will have knowledge of the law relating to consent and sexual activity.
You will need to be able to work with young people in a variety of ways including on a 1 to 1 basis, in group settings, clinic settings. In addition to this you will need to deliver training to professionals, assemblies to large groups of students, attend events, deliver teaching sessions in local schools and colleges and capitalise on opportunities to raise young people’s awareness of how to access local services.
You will need to be able to work and communicate with different people from a wide range of services including schools, clinical staff, housing providers etc.
You will need to be able to travel around the St Helens areas and meet young people in a range of settings. You must have a minimum 2 years post-qualification experience with young people and hold a Level 3 qualification relevant to working with children and young people in health and social care, youth and community work. The desire to help young people along with enthusiasm, creativity and a genuine commitment to improve people’s lives are important qualities for this role.
You may be required to work evenings and weekends.
For an information discussion please contact Helen Jones - Young People's Team Manager on 01744 675605.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure.
When requesting an application form please state your name, your address, the job you are interested in and the job reference number.
The Council's official job application form must be completed in all cases. CVs should not be submitted as a replacement.