Hertfordshire County Council
Job Title: Youth Support Workers in ChargeLocation: Opportunities in Stevenage, Welwyn Hatfield, St Albans and Three Rivers districts (please state your preference at application).Starting Salary: £27,434pa with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £30,750pa (pro rata for part-time)Hours: 18.5 hours per week – which includes four 2.5hour evenings during term time with flexible daytime hours and additional hours often available.Contract: Permanent
Do you have what it takes to help young people develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in life?
Take your youth work experience to the next level and lead a team that’s giving young people the support they need as they transition to adulthood.
Managing a small team of 4-5 Youth Support Workers and Volunteers, you will plan, deliver and evaluate a range of curriculum-based groupwork projects as well as working one-to-one with vulnerable and at-risk young people aged 11 to 17 to help improve their future prospects.
Part of the role will require you to handle safeguarding issues and health and safety, whilst addressing service users’ needs and helping them overcome the specific challenges they face.
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.
Having good IT, record keeping, organisational and planning skills is crucial for this role, along the ability to forge relationships with a range of partner organisations.
Along with one of the most rewarding roles in HCC Children’s Services, you can expect ongoing training and development and a comprehensive benefits scheme including access to a national pension scheme with generous employer contributions, a whole host of discounts and wellbeing support.
Interviews are ongoing and held throughout the advertising period.
Benefits of working for us:• 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
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.
As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed.