Youth Support Worker in Charge – LGBT+
Based in Hertford with county wide delivery
£23,178 - £26,437 pa pro rata
18.5 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract until 30th June 2023
Do you have experience or the passion to support and develop programmes for LGBT+ young people?
At Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), we are passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for every member of our community. While many young people in the county are thriving, some will face different challenges and concerns. HCC Services for Young People (HCC SfYP) plays an essential role in helping these individuals develop the personal, social and emotional skills they need to succeed in life.
Through Big Lottery Funding, HCC SFYP facilitates the ‘Who not What’ strategic LGBT+ young people’s group. We are expanding this further to work with Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) LGBT+ young people and within schools. To support and carry forward this work we are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and organised Youth Support Worker in Charge who has experience of working with LGBT+ BAME young people.
You will be required to plan, deliver and evaluate engaging and educational youth work programmes and events with our Youth Workers across the county. Therefore, you must have paid or voluntary experience of youth work.
IT skills are essential as you will be required to record data on relevant management information systems, produce reports and correspondence as required by the Project Co-ordinator.
You will be expected to work three regular daytime or evening sessions a week of which one could either be a Friday or Saturday evening with some weekend working. You must be able to travel around the county; therefore, access to a vehicle is desirable.
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
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, interviews will be conducted virtually.
For an informal conversation about the role please contact Sarah Parkhouse on 01438 843889 or email email@example.com
For information regarding the work of Services for Young People, please visit www.services foryoungpeople.org
Closing date: 28th November 2021
Interview date: 7th December 2021
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
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants from outside, as well as from within the UK. Sponsorship opportunities may be available
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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