Job Title: Youth Worker
Location: Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Salary Range: £26,474 - £28,787 pa (Qualified) £22,558 - £25,729 pa (Unqualified)
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term or Secondment Opportunity
The priority for YC Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire County Council’s youth service, is targeted prevention and early intervention to ensure that young people get the help they need early and to reduce the necessity for higher cost specialist intervention. It enables young people to succeed by providing high quality informal education opportunities to promote their personal and social development.
We would like to develop a new team at the Lister Hospital to support the needs of the most vulnerable young people aged 11 – 18. Young people present to the Lister with wide ranging issues from self-harm and feeling suicidal to signs of sexual exploitation.
The focus of your work will be with at risk and vulnerable groups and individuals, the delivery of preventative programmes, evidencing learning outcomes and delivering to targets.
You will deliver projects and programmes and will be supported to establish new initiatives which develop, with young people, stimulating and challenging youth work programmes. You will work in group settings and deliver one-to-one to identified individuals.
You will have the ability to quickly establish positive relationships with diverse groups of young people, to respond flexibly to their needs and to the priorities of the Service. You will need to be a good communicator and advocate of young people.
You will be required to deliver face to face work in accordance with JNC terms and conditions including residentials. You will be required to travel across the county so access to a vehicle is essential.
Applications are welcome from qualified and unqualified candidates.
For more information regarding the work of YC Hertfordshire please visit www.ychertfordshire.org.
For questions regarding the position, please contact Sarah Parkhouse on 01438 843889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 11th November 2019
Interviews: 20th November 2019