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Youth Workers

Employer
Hertfordshire County Council
Location
Broxbourne, Welwyn Hatfield or North Herts
Salary
£27,202 - £29,575 qualified or £23,178 - £26,437 trainee
Closing date
5 Jun 2022
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Youth Workers

Broxbourne, Welwyn Hatfield or North Herts

Full-Time, Permanent

£27,202 - £29,575 qualified or £23,178 - £26,437 trainee

Ref: HCC18150

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce

Job Duties:

Hertfordshire County Council Services for Young People is the primary provider of youth work; information, advice and careers guidance; work related learning and work experience to young people in Hertfordshire.

The Service is a key contributor to the prevention and early intervention / early help agenda including Hertfordshire County Council’s aim of supporting young people to make a successful transition to an economically independent adult life.

The Service delivers targeted prevention and early intervention work 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.  It supports young people who are challenged in education, their communities or home life to ensure a successful transition to adulthood.

The focus of your work will be with vulnerable groups and individuals to deliver preventative youth work, evidencing outcomes and delivering to targets across North Herts or Welwyn Hatfield.

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 priorities of the Service.

Good IT, organisation and communication skills are essential as you will need to record data on a management information system, produce reports and correspond with young people, parents and partners.

You will have a nationally recognised JNC qualification for Youth and Community Workers and evidence of continued professional development or the ability to study at post graduate level and the willingness to complete a JNC qualification in your own time.  Course fees will be paid for by the Council.

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 an informal discussion please contact: Russell Cairns russell.cairns@hertfordshire.gov.uk or Laura Butcher laura.butcher@hertfordshire.gov.uk

To apply, please visit our website via the 'apply on website' button.

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 5th June 2022.

Interviews: Commencing 16th June 2022.

For more information regarding the work of Services for Young People please visit www.servicesforyoungpeople.org

Application Information:

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.

Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.

Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.

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

Hard to Fill Roles

Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants from outside, as well as from within the UK. Sponsorship opportunities may be available

Non Hard to Fill Roles

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

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