Job Title: Youth Support Workers in Charge
Salary: £23,584 to £26,900 per annum pro rata
Hours: 18 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (including up to 4 evenings during term-time). Flexible daytime hours and additional hours often available.
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
You will join one of the local teams in either Watford, Three Rivers, Stevenage, Hertsmere, Welwyn & Hatfield.
Take your youth work experience to the next level and lead a team that’s giving 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?
Managing a small team of Youth Support Workers and volunteers, you will plan, deliver and evaluate a range of groupwork projects for young people aged 11 to 17 on issues ranging from substance misuse to independent living skills. You will also work one-to-one with vulnerable and at-risk young people to help improve their future prospects.
We’re looking for people who have experience of youth work (in a paid or voluntary capacity) and are ready for the next step in their career. Capable of handling safeguarding issues and health and safety, you’ll also have the ability to shape local curriculum programmes to address service users’ needs and meet the specific challenges they face.
You will have good organisational and planning skills and the ability to forge relationships with a range of partner organisations. Record-keeping and IT skills are essential.
We offer ongoing training and development and excellent benefits including access to a national pension scheme.
Questions? Then feel free to email SfYP@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Closing Date: Midnight 31st October 2022
Interviews: Virtual interviews will be held on an ongoing 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
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