There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.
About the role:
Grade - YCWS5
The Youth Support Worker contribute towards the delivery and development of a Detached Youth Work Team. The Detached Youth Work Team provide youth support in the delivery of a locality based targeted youth work provision including targeted anti-social behaviour hot spots, 1-1 support work, and project work.
The Youth Support Worker under the direction of the Team Leader will ensure that the Youth Work programme is targeted to those young people who are vulnerable and at risk and provides an exciting outcome-based programme which meets the needs of young people. The post holder will take an active role in Wirral Councils Early Help and Prevention offer, including receiving, prioritising, and completing work allocated through the Team Leader and wider Youth Matters services.
About the candidate:
The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships and communications with young people, other agencies and service providers. Good communication skills with adults and young people, particularly those young people who are harder-to-reach and/or disaffected are a key aspect to the role.
There are 5 posts available in the Detached Youth Work Team, 5 x 6 hour post per week.
For more information please contact Mark Newman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.
It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.
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