Job Title: Youth Worker
Location: Countywide (Based at County Hall, Hertford)
Salary Range: £27,202 to £29,579 qualified or £23,178 to £26,437 trainee
Hours: 37 per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Services for Young People is the primary provider of youth work; information, advice and careers guidance; work related learning and work experience to young people in Hertfordshire. The Service is a key contributor to the prevention and early intervention / early help agenda including Hertfordshire County Council’s aim of supporting young people to make a successful transition to an economically independent adult life.
The Service delivers targeted prevention and early intervention work to ensure that young people get the help they need early and to reduce the necessity for higher cost specialist intervention. It enables young people to succeed by providing high quality informal education opportunities to promote their personal and social development. It supports young people who are challenged in education, their communities or home life to ensure a successful transition to adulthood.
This role sits within the countywide Youth Work Development Team and involves working on projects and developing programmes for delivery across the county to meet Service priorities. You will:
- work in diverse group settings, across a range of projects and at a variety of venues, with regular travel across the county (access to a vehicle is essential).
- support youth work teams by creating and develop preventative curriculum programmes and developing and delivering projects for vulnerable and at-risk young people
- support district teams to develop and deliver projects and establish new initiatives
You will have the ability to quickly establish positive relationships with diverse groups of young people, staff and partners; responding flexibly to their needs and to Service priorities. Good IT, organisation, written and communication skills are essential. You will have the ability to record, manage and interpret data; and manage your time in order to meet targets.
You will deliver face to face work in accordance with JNC terms and conditions, including residentials.
You will have a nationally recognised JNC qualification for Youth and Community Workers and evidence of continued professional development or the ability to study at post graduate level and the willingness to complete a JNC qualification in your own time, with support from the team. Course fees will be paid for by the Council.
Closing Date: Monday 28th June 2021
Interview Date: Initial skills interview on Tuesday 13th July 2021. If successful a Young Person's panel will be held on Thursday 15th July.
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding the work of Services for Young People please visit www.servicesforyoungpeople.org