Freelance Programme Facilitators
West Sussex, £25 p/hr
We are a registered Charity who help young people, in particular young girls and women of school age, who have experienced significant challenges in their lives. We encourage them to explore their behaviours, attitudes and responses - and develop a growth mindset that will enable them to overcome barriers and achieve whatever goals they set themselves.
Our programme is based on three simple words: “encourage, enthuse and empower”- we are committed to providing support and activities which develops their skills, capacities and capabilities, enabling them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
Our Programme Facilitators deliver a range of group work programmes and courses aimed at supporting individuals to change negative behaviours, patterns of thinking and increase employability skills. There will also an element of evaluation as part of the role to ensure our programme stays relevant and continues to benefit those we deliver our programmes to. This excellent opportunity involves working with a range of young people from different backgrounds which will be both challenging and rewarding. There will be some 1:1 work but most of the work is carried out in a group setting. You will be given full training to deliver our bespoke “This Is Me” programme.
To train and deliver group work programmes for young people as outlined in our “This Is Me” Programme.
Ensure that benchmarking questionnaires are completed
Contribute to the review of programmes including content and the skills required to deliver these programmes.
Ensure compliance with appropriate legislation and the Organisations policies and procedures.
This job description is a guide and not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.
We are looking for candidates experienced in
Facilitation/Group counselling skills/ track record of running group work programmes. Experience of running Offending Behaviour Programmes and/or working with young people would be advantageous.
Ability to gain trust quickly and effectively
It’s essential that our facilitators understand the girls we work with, and the challenges that they face. We encourage, therefore, applications from those who may have experienced challenges in their own lives - and are happy to share these in a group setting.
Qualification in coaching or training.
The ideal candidate will
Have empathy with the girls in the group, and be able to develop trust with them
Have well developed values
Be sensitive to group dynamics
An ability to stimulate groups and individuals to participate fully in the programme
Be able to demonstrate self-control and have the ability to cope well under pressure.
Each programme is delivered over an 8 or 12 week period, once a week for one hour – facilitators are expected to commit to delivering the full length of the programme
Programmes are currently being delivered in schools, and so during term time and school hours
Successful candidates will be required to obtain a disclosure & barring check before the start of their contract and have read and be familiar with our Safeguarding Policy.
How To Apply
Candidates are required to submit a CV and covering letter demonstrating their suitability and setting out how they meet the criteria for this role as stated above, to firstname.lastname@example.org.