Category: Rainbow Support Service

Expression of Interest for Youth Work Service with the Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement (MGRM)

1.As part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Inclusion and Social Well-Being and the Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement, MGRM is inviting applications for two positions of Youth Work Provision of Service to be provided with the MGRM.

2. The responsibilities of the Youth Worker include an ability to provide:

  • A positive social network and safe environment for the young people participating in the programme/s and/or service/s by the Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement;
  • Holistic personal development opportunities which are empowering and motivating;
  • Deliver quality youth work services following MGRM’s and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s policies, objectives, standards and procedures;
  • Engage with young people in leisure and entertainment working areas as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide care and support, informal education and referral to other services where required;
  • Work as part of a team and collaborate with management and co-ordinators of MGRM;
  • Keep attendance and participation records of young people attending the programme/s and/or service/s;
  • Participate in meetings and internal evaluations as necessary at no additional cost;
  • Provide at least three months in advance, the programme planned including the activities to be delivered to young people, which has to be approved by MGRM; 
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained and that data is protected according to General Data Protection Regulations enacted on 25th May 2018.

 3. The successful service candidates should hold a qualification in Youth and Community Studies at diploma level or higher;

4. The successful service candidates will be offered a two-year contract agreement with MGRM for a minimum of six hours monthly, mainly in the evenings or over the weekend and according to the selected candidates’ availability hours mutually agreed and annexed to the contract, to perform duties on a different number of projects that MGRM will be engaged in. 

5. The rate is €15.00 per hour of service delivered [or contact time with young people] if the candidate holds a degree or higher qualification in Youth Work and €12.50 per hour of service delivered [or contact time with young people] for candidates with a diploma, which either rate is inclusive of all taxes and no further fees shall be charged for travelling, preparation for sessions including meetings concerning the programme/s and/or service/s.

6. Motivational letters, including a Europass CV, work experience, references and certified copies of qualifications and the police conduct certificate are to be submitted to MGRM, 32, Parish Street, Mosta MST 2021 in a sealed envelope or by email to mgrm@maltagayrights.org by not later than 16th May 2021

7. Original certificates and testimonials are to be submitted for verification at the interview.

8. The Selection Criteria and weightings set for the interview are the following: Knowledge about the Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement and context; Knowledge and Suitability about the post including an understanding of the role and experience; Abilities and Skills including applied learning, communication skills, teamwork and leadership skills and Personal Attributes including motivation and commitment; adaptability and flexibility and personality.

9. Eligible candidates providing such service will be interviewed by a selection board to assess their suitability for the post. 

10. Applications by post should be sent by registered mail, allowing sufficient time to ensure delivery by the above deadline. These applications will be acknowledged in writing by MGRM within seven days. 

11. Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement reserves the right to reject any or all submissions associated with this call for an Expression of Interest. Late applications will be discarded. 

12. For further information or queries, please email mgrm@maltagayrights.org

LGBTIQ Experiences in Paceville

At the end of October 2019, the Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement (MGRM) launched an online questionnaire to obtain more knowledge about the experiences of people from the LGBTIQ community in Paceville, Malta’s entertainment and club Mecca.

The initiative to conduct this study was primarily instigated by media reports claiming that members of the LGBTIQ community were being treated unfairly, harassed or refused to be served because of their gender identity, sexual orientation or gender non-conforming appearance and/or behaviour. Furthermore, through its interaction within the LGBTIQ community, it is not uncommon for the members of the community to speak to members of MGRM of their negative experiences in Paceville.

MGRM has received 210 responses from the entire spectrum of the LGBTIQ Community. Based on those responses, we are making a series of five recommendations which are intended to improve the security not just of the members of the LGBTIQ community but also that of every patron who frequents Paceville.

Download the full report by clicking the link below.

Social Work Service

This service aims to provide support and information to individuals and families who seek the support of the service for different reasons. This service aims to offer a constant and consistent social work support service with the aim to out-reach to service users who identify at LGBTIQ, their families and friends. For an appointment email us at support@maltagayrights.org or call +356 7943006. 

Consultancy Service

The Rainbow Support Service includes a consultation service with other professionals working with LGBTIQ service users from other agencies and service in Malta and Gozo.

Some information giving sessions may be addressed to other professionals who request the exchange of knowledge on LGBTIQ issues with the aim to facilitate and empower other professionals in their work with this client group. For an appointment email us at support@maltagayrights.org or call +356 79430006.

The Rainbow Support Service

In 2013, MGRM set up the first support service for LGBTIQ individuals, their family and friends. The service is committed to enhance the quality of life of LGBTIQ individuals, their family and friends through the provision of information, consultation and psycho-social welfare services.

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Information Booklet for LGBTI Young People and Their Parents

This project brought together LGBTIQ young people and parents of LGBTIQ individuals to draw up an information booklet aimed at LGBTIQ individuals and their parents. One part of the booklet aims to provide information for LGBTIQ individuals who are exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and gender expression, coming out issues and searching for general information on support and legal structures. For the first time, the booklet also addresses intersex persons.

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