Youth Support Workers
Salary: Starting from £10.21 per hour
Hours: 7.5 hours per week term-time, over 3 evenings or variable hour contracts. Optional additional hours during term-time and school holidays often available.
Are you energetic and creative with skills and knowledge to share?
Can you help give young people the best start in life?
Do you have what it takes to help young people develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed?
Our excellent training and ongoing support will turn your passion into expertise that can change lives.
You will join one of 10 local teams delivering youth work projects in either North Herts, Stevenage, East Herts, Broxbourne, Welwyn & Hatfield, St Albans, Dacorum, Watford, Three Rivers or Hertsmere.
From delivering a diverse range of programmes including independent living skills and emotional wellbeing, to supporting young people in staying away from crime, anti-social behaviour and gang culture, to offering guidance on relationships and sexual health. Our Youth Support Workers make a real difference to the prospects of young people aged 11 to 17, particularly those facing challenges in their home life, education or local community.
You’ll help us deliver targeted prevention and early interventions, informal education opportunities and develop young people’s skills. It’s highly rewarding and flexible work.
We’re looking for people from a wide variety of backgrounds who have skills to share in areas such as sports, outdoor learning, arts, media, music and health. If you’re keen to work with young people and have good communication and team-working skills, you’ll fit right in to our friendly, supportive and collaborative working environment.
We offer initial and ongoing training, including a funded recognised qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work. Plus, excellent benefits including access to a national pension scheme.
Be the person who makes a difference to young people. Join us today.
Questions? Then feel free to email SfYP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Closing Date: Midnight 31st October 2022
Interviews are held virtually on an on-going basis.
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- 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.
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
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’