Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) have been awarded funding from the Home Office to create and deliver an exciting new project.
A new Education Worker position has therefore become available in the North East Education Team.
The Education Worker will support the Project Coordinator in the delivery of a brand new education service.
The project aims to support young people who are expressing extreme, racist ideas and who are vulnerable to radicalisation to the Far-Right. SRtRC will create an outreach education service to support children and young people across mainstream and alternative educational provision including pupil referral units, EBD schools and internal exclusion units.
Schools would be able to directly refer pupils or raise their concerns through their Local Authority colleagues, Channel Panel Chairs or Prevent leads with whom we would be in regular contact.
A highly personalised and targeted intervention would be designed based on the expressed needs of the young person and the observations of the SRtRC staff and other professionals. The interventions will be comprised of 1:1 sessions or group work if it was felt that there were several young people who could benefit, or if the individual with the concerning attitudes held a lot of power and influence within a peer group.
The Education Worker will support the Project Coordinator in the delivery of these educational interventions.
SRtRC have crafted an approach based on philosophical enquiry which encourages and nurtures collaborative, creative, critical and caring thinking.
The ultimate aim of the education interventions is to lessen the pull to the Far-Right, to reduce racist ideas and attitudes and to relieve the young person from the burden of their prejudice.
35 hours/week - Fixed term for a period of up to 12 months
Salary - NJC Scale 22 - 25 - £20,661 - £22,658
Applicants must have:
- Experience in a similar role including delivering workshops to young people and adults
- Experience of working with young people with challenging behaviours
- Excellent communications skills; written, telephone and inter personal
- Excellent facilitation skills and ability to engage diverse groups of participants
- Commitment to anti-racism and other forms of inequality
- Ability to meet specific deadlines under pressure
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Excellent IT skills
- Ability to develop new educational ideas and activities
- Full UK Driving Licence
We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with:
- An understanding of Far-Right groups in the UK
- An understanding of the push and pull factors towards Far-Right groups/ideologies
- Knowledge of the Prevent Agenda
- Knowledge of Safeguarding Agendas
- A knowledge and some use of Philosophy for Children (P4C)
- An understanding of the societal impact of inequality and oppression
- Experience working with controversial and sensitive issues
- Ability to adapt to dynamic and changing environments
To download an application pack please click the links below or write to:
Show Racism the Red Card
The Linskill Centre
Closing date: 12pm Monday 5th June 2017
Interviews are scheduled to be held in North Shields on 14th June 2017
Show Racism the Red Card aims to be an equal opportunities employer