Youth Support Worker
Opportunities in Broxbourne, Dacorum, East Herts, Hertsmere, North Herts, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Watford and Welwyn Hatfield
£9.76 to £10.41 per hour (£18,791 - £20,038 pa pro rata)
7.5 hours per week, term time only. 3 evenings per week, with optional additional hours during term time and school holidays.
Flexible hour contracts are also available.
At Hertfordshire County Council, we are deeply committed to giving young people the best start in life. As such, our targeted youth service, YC Hertfordshire, is a vital component in the development and wellbeing of many young people, particularly those who are going through challenges in their home life, education or social environment. This service enables young people to succeed by providing high quality informal education opportunities to promote their personal and social development. Underpinned by the concepts of targeted prevention and early intervention in order to deliver help to young people at the earliest possibility – thereby reducing the need for costly specialist intervention at a later date.
We have a number of rewarding opportunities for energetic, creative and motivated individuals to join us and make a tangible difference to at risk and vulnerable young people’s lives. With the full support of experienced colleagues who share your passion for helping young people develop the skills and confidence they will need to make the successful transition into adulthood, you will deliver programmes that will teach them new skills, develop their self-esteem, and enhance their employability. Every project will bring new challenges, and you could find yourself delivering programmes in independent living skills, supporting young people in staying away from gang culture, or offering guidance on sexual health. Benefitting from both initial and ongoing training, we will support you in achieving your inhouse qualification, Certificate in Youth Work Level 2, for which you will be paid.
This valuable opportunity will provide you with an exceptional grounding in working with young people – and with flexible working hours, you can fit this role around your other life commitments. You will therefore excel in our friendly and collaborative team if you have some experience of working with young people and good communication skills. As our learning opportunities extend from sharing knowledge about education and employment, to making the right decisions, we are keen to hear from candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds. That might mean you have skills, knowledge or experience in sports, arts, media, music, outdoor education, The Duke of Edinburgh Award, emotional, mental, sexual or physical health. Whatever you bring to the team, you will find a supportive and welcoming environment.
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
Be the person who makes a difference to a vulnerable young person. Join us today.
We will contact you to advise outcome of shortlisting or arrange interview within 2 weeks.
If you have any questions about this fantastic opportunity, please call Deborah Barker on 01992 556003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff will be paid for 42.7 weeks per year (initially and increasing with length of service) to include annual leave and bank holiday entitlements. Annual salaries will be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments.