Youth Support Workers in Charge
Opportunities in Watford, Three Rivers, Stevenage, Welwyn Hatfield, East Herts, Hertsmere and Broxbourne
£12.04 - £13.74 per hour (£23,178 - £26,437 pa pro-rata)
18 hours a week (including up to 4 evenings during term time)
Flexible daytime hours and additional hours are often available
Hertfordshire County Council Services for Young People is passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for young people. Many Hertfordshire young people are excelling in life, but others face challenges and concerns such as being at risk of gang association, mental health worries and unemployment.
Our targeted youth service plays an essential role in helping these individuals develop the personal, social and emotional skills they need to succeed in life. With a focus on targeted prevention and early intervention in order to reduce the necessity for specialist involvement further down the line, this Service is important in providing high quality informal education opportunities for young people who are challenged in education, their home lives and beyond.
With the overall goal of supporting vulnerable and at-risk young people in their successful transition to adulthood, you could play a vital role in this Service. Managing a small team of Youth Support Workers and Volunteers, you will plan, deliver and evaluate engaging and educational group-work programmes on issues ranging from substance misuse and alcohol, to learning independent living skills. Working to understand service users’ interests and the challenges that they are facing in their lives, you will also work one-to-one with identified young people to help them access projects that will elevate their future prospects, and you will forge relationships with partner organisations that will enhance the work we are doing.
This is a valuable chance to take the next step in your career – while benefitting from flexible working hours that will fit around your lifestyle. To make the most of this opportunity, you will therefore need to have paid or voluntary experience of working with young people, plus good communication skills – particularly as you will be engaging with a range of young people from a variety of backgrounds, plus colleagues and partner organisations. You will also have the flexibility to travel across the district / area and when required the county, plus solid IT capabilities with the capacity to record data on management information systems.
In turn, we will provide you with:
- Initial and ongoing training
- Excellent career development
- Flexible working hours
- Access to our highly desirable contributory pension scheme
- Access to the Herts Rewards Scheme which provides cashback plus discounts on everyday shopping, holidays, entertainment and leisure
- Excellent wellbeing schemes plus access to a wide variety of support groups
- Occupational maternity, paternity and adoption pay
Do something unique with your skills.
Join us today.
Closing Date: Midnight 31st May 2022
Interviews: Virtual interviews will be held on an ongoing basis
If you have any questions about the post, please email SfYP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
If you experience any system or issues when applying, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org phone on 01992 555000.
Staff will be paid for 42.7 weeks per year (initially and increasing with length of service) to include annual leave and bank holiday entitlements. Annual salaries will be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments.
Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information click here
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As part of the application you will be prompted to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the PERSON SPECIFICATION area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application may be rejected.
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We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
PLEASE NOTE: All questions marked with a *are mandatory question and must be answered – you will not be able to submit your application until all mandatory questions have been answered.
Please Note:The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
PLEASE NOTE:AS PART OF THIS ROLE YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO TRAVEL ACROSS THE COUNTY. YOU WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND MEETINGS AT OTHER SITES OTHER THAN YOUR OWN WORK BASE. IN LIGHT OF THIS, REGULAR ACCESS TO A CAR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ROLE.
We expect all Children Services employees to fulfil Hertfordshire’s Professional Promise for how children, young people & young adults with special educational needs and / or disabilities and their families should be treated. It is our agreement to place families and children at the centre of what we do, and helps parents and carers to understand and be able to hold us to account for how we provide our services. For further information please visit: Professional Promise | Hertfordshire County Council.