Job Title: Youth Worker
Location: Apsley, Hemel Hempstead covering Dacorum district
Salary Range: £25,444 - £27,670 pa (JNC 15-18 Qualified) - £21,682 - £24,730 pa (JNC 11-14 Unqualified)
Hours: 37 per week
YC Hertfordshire youth work is about prevention and early intervention, to ensure that young people get the help they need early and to reduce the need 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. It supports young people who are challenged in education, their communities or home life to ensure a successful transition to adulthood.
You will be part of a team delivering across Dacorum, to meet Service priorities. The focus of your work will be with vulnerable groups; in targeted localities of need; the marketing and delivery of preventative programmes, evidencing leaning outcomes; and ensuring contracts are delivered to targets.
You will be supported to establish new initiatives and develop, with young people, stimulating and challenging youth work programmes. You will work in group settings and deliver one-to-one support to identified individuals.
You will have the ability to quickly establish positive relationships with diverse groups of young people and partners, to respond flexibly to their needs and to the changing 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. Unqualified applicants will be required and funded to complete a nationally recognised JNC qualification.
Benefits for working with Hertfordshire County Council include:
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary exchange for additional benefits
- Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions
- Discounts on everyday shopping/holidays/entertainment/leisure along with cashback with our Herts Rewards Scheme
- Staff Support Groups
- Occupational maternity / paternity and adoption pay
- Excellent Wellbeing schemes
- Lease Car Scheme
For more information regarding the work of YC Hertfordshire please visit www.ychertfordshire.org.
For questions regarding the position, please contact Karen Haswell on 01442 454628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 15th April 2018
Interviews: 27th April 2018
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
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