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					                     Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Worker

                                 Job description


Designation:     Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Worker

Grade / Salary   C2, Point 22-31 £18,907 - £25, 320

Contract:        Full time, 37 Hours, Permanent.

Responsible      Health and Wellbeing Services Strategic Manager, Children’s
to:              Services.


  Main purpose of job

  Working in schools, youth centres and other settings directly with young
  people the post holder will be a key player in the delivery of the Medway TP
  strategy. As part of the Public Health, Children’s Services team, the
  postholder will be responsible for delivering relationships and sex education
  and advice for young people, teachers and parents/carers.

  Accountability

  The postholder will report to the Public Health Manager, Children’s Services.

  Responsibilities

  To support the implementation and development of the Medway Teenage
  Pregnancy Strategy.

  To work with schools, families, youth centres and any other relevant settings
  to deliver a planned, co-ordinated programme of relationships and sex
  education to young people. This programme will include:

         Sexual health
         Human reproduction
         Safe sex and its negotiation
         Self-esteem and personal choices
         Aspirations and ambitions
         Equality and diversity


  Undertaking assessments of identified and self-referring young people in
  order to identify appropriate services or pathways necessary to support them
  around sexual health or teenage pregnancy issues
To have special responsibility for delivering targeted relationships and sex
education training as part of the Youth Service Workforce development plan
and as support to the National Healthy Schools Standard

To co-ordinate the collection of statistical information related to the provision
of Emergency Hormonal Contraception and to report annually on this to the
Teenage Pregnancy Board

There will be specific responsibilities around the collation for a specialist area
such as promoting the C-Card Scheme, EHC or targeting Looked After
Children and for the collation of statistics on the use of emergency hormonal
contraception.

To liaise regularly with other members of the Teenage Pregnancy and Public
Health teams to ensure the accurate dissemination of up-to-date information

To work closely with those having legal parental responsibility for young
people in order to foster awareness of the importance of life-long learning,
particularly around issues of sex, sexuality and SRE.

To undertake suitable professional development

To comply with the council’s policies on equality and health and safety

Any other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time by line
management.
Person Specification

      Qualifications

      Relevant qualification in, for example, education, Desirable
      training, guidance, counselling, youth and
      community work, health or social service work or
      work in the voluntary sector. Health Promotion
      qualifications are particularly desirable.

      Knowledge

      Broad knowledge of legislation and DCFS               Essential
      guidelines on the teaching of SRE in a range of
      settings including issues of confidentiality, child
      protection and personal disclosure
      Broad knowledge of issues of sexual health and        Essential
      contraception relating to young people including
      risk taking behaviour, peer pressure and social
      norms.
      Broad understanding of the issues facing Looked       Essential
      After Children and their carers
      Clear understanding of the health service and         Essential
      education infrastructure
      A thorough grasp of the issues affecting young        Essential
      people aged 13-19, particularly the impact of
      social and economic disadvantage on young
      people’s motivation, confidence and progress
      through education, employment and training.
      A firm grasp of Equal Opportunities issues.           Essential
      Clear understanding of professional boundaries        Essential
      and appropriate relationships with young people.

      Skills

      Ability to design and deliver sexual health           Essential
      interventions to young people in a range of
      settings
      Facilitation skills                                   Essential
      Ability to adopt a flexible approach in managing      Essential
      conflicting demands.
      Ability to relate and appear credible to young        Essential
      people
      Ability to liaise with professionals at all levels    Essential
      Ability to collate data and produce reports           Essential
      Ability to make accurate and timely judgements on     Essential
      the need to refer young people to services and an
      effective understanding of which service(s) would
      be the most appropriate
Ability to work as part of a team to develop new       Essential
approaches to meet the needs of young people
Organisational skills including time management,       Essential
planning and objective setting.
Commitment to working with young people in an          Essential
engaging way.
Ability to use Microsoft Work, Excel, and              Essential
PowerPoint.

Experience

Experience of working with young people, Essential
particularly on issues relating to sexual health
Demonstrable experience of face-to-face work Essential
with young people in a formal or informal setting.
Experience of work within a health or youth Desirable
service related discipline

Personal Qualities

Can command the cooperation and support from           Essential
others and work in partnership.
Ability to develop effective working relationships     Essential
with colleagues and others.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.      Essential
Ability to adopt a flexible approach in managing       Essential
conflicting demands
Ability to work sensitively and flexibly within a      Essential
variety of contexts
An ability to offer non-judgemental advice and         Essential
separate personal beliefs from professional
practice
Ability to make clear plans, prioritise and organise   Essential
work effectively

Political awareness and sensitivity.                   Essential

A current driving license and access to a car.         Essential

				
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