Youth Support Worker - Working for Essex
Salary: £19,308 to £19631 per annum (FTE)
Closing date: 07 Jul 2022
Location: Basildon
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 8146
Role: Young People Services
About the role

Youth Support Worker

Fixed Term, Part Time

£19,308 to £19631 per annum (FTE)

Location: Basildon

Working Style: Community-based worker

Closing Date: 7th July 2022

The Role:

We are currently seeking a Detached Youth Support Worker to support the development of Detached Youth work across the Basildon Borough.

Working face to face with young people as part of a team, you will ensure young people have positive experiences, by working with them to identify what’s important to them and then being part of developing good youth work activities with them. You will work with local youth work teams including volunteers in community and youth provision across the Basildon Borough.

You will need to be someone who can focus on putting young people at the heart of your work. Working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and residentials, you will join an experienced team of youth workers in a variety of youth work settings.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This is a Part Time, 9 hours a week role. You will need to be available for evenings and weekends, working up to 3 evenings a week.
  • The role also requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
  • This is a Fixed Term contract for up to 3 years.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Identify areas of need and opportunity within the community where a youth work programme can be identified to support the development of youth provision delivered by the community.
  • Support the commissioning of services by working with the community to enhance their skills so they can be more independent in design and delivery of services.
  • Negotiate with young people and their communities on their involvement in the programme planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Contribute to and promote the programme to ensure that opportunities are accessible to all who wish to become involved.
  • As part of the team involve young people in the decision-making processes whereby individuals and groups take on responsibilities for themselves and others in their project and the wider community.
  • As part of the team respond to individual and group needs, this includes issues affecting young people, promoting self-awareness and self-esteem.
  • To deliver or support the direct delivery of youth work programmes as may be required, to include residential experiences for young people.
  • Take part in management supervision and the staff performance management scheme, to identify priorities and learning needs and to be responsible for the learning and development of self and to complete all required training and accreditation within 2 years of starting employment.
  • Follow Safeguarding Guidelines and report any concerns using the correct procedure and comply with individual responsibilities for staff and young people, in accordance with work role, for health and safety in the workplace.
  • Ensure all duties and services provided are in accordance with the County Council Equal Opportunities Policy and Practice.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties commensurate with the level and accountabilities of the post as directed by the Youth Work Commissioner.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified at level 2 or above in a JNC recognised Youth Work Qualification or be prepared to undertake training
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy (GCSE Grade a-c or equivalent) and good IT skills
  • Experience of working with young people and communities which may be in a voluntary role
  • Ability to build relationships and relate well to people
  • Ability to work in a changing environment
  • Commitment to challenging prejudice and ignorance
  • Ability to develop work with young people and communities to achieve planned outcomes
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

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