Profession

Careers Adviser, Careers Professional 14-19

Location

East Sussex , South East


Experience

Employability Adviser / Media & Communications Lead
Youth Employability Service
Training all Youth Employability Service staff in the use of social media applications such as Facebook and Twitter, to promote client engagement and brand awareness Managing the design, implementation and running of the service fan page Developed, directed, edited and produced ‘YESTV’ YouTube channel Managing a caseload of 16 – 18 year olds not in education, employment or training Supporting young people to access opportunities locally Developing and delivering group work programs with a focus on employability skills Providing advice to other professionals, organisations and local authorities to support them in developing an online presence through social media
Lead Youth Worker
The Deans Youth Project
Managing a team of staff and volunteers to deliver this weekly Friday night open access drop in for 11 – 19 year olds in Saltdean. Responsible for the project as a whole, including funding applications and sourcing, staffing, report writing and session planning and evaluating. Providing a safe space for young people, with a focus of delivering informal education opportunities around issues such as health and sexual health, drugs and alcohol, bullying and relationships.
Connexions Personal Adviser
Prospects
Lead guidance PA for local secondary school. Managing a caseload of young people aged 13 – 19 years not in Education, Employment or Training, or up to the age of 25 for young people with special educational needs. Working holistically with young people, with the aim of improving life prospects and self development. Helping young people to access opportunities in education, training or employment through offering information, advice and guidance. Advocating on behalf of young people, to ensure that they are able to access every opportunity they are entitled to. Planned, designed, delivered and managed unique aspiration raising program for young people aged 16 – 19. Using a database to effectively manage a large caseload.