Job Title: Youth Support Workers (HAP)
Salary Range: £10.03 per hour
Hours: 20 hours per week
Contract: Variable Hours Contract
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Opportunities in, North Herts, Stevenage, Broxbourne, East Herts, Welwyn Hatfield, St Albans, Dacorum, Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere.
Hertfordshire County Council 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.
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 summer we are looking for applicants with some experience of working with young people (aged 13 to 16) to join one of a number of small local teams delivering local youth work programmes throughout the county. Based at one of our young people’s centres or in another community venue young people will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of informal activities afternoons / early evenings.
You could have the opportunity to get involved in our exciting new HAP programme which provides free holiday activities for young people aged 13 to 16 who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. Our programmes support young people's physical and mental health through activities including sports, dance, art and team challenges.
If you have any questions / would like to discuss the role with one of our local teams please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact details and an indication which district / town you want to work in, and we will get back to you.
For more information about Hertfordshire County Council Services for Young People please visit www.servicesforyoungpeople.org
Closing Date: 31st May 2022
Interview Date: TBC
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked 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 will be rejected.
Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.
Safeguarding: 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
Non Hard to Fill Roles
Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants who already have an established right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorships for this post
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: 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.
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Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website
CS Roles Only: 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’