Youth Support Worker - In Training - Working for Essex
Salary: £23,496 - £23,825 per annum
Closing date: 24 Jul 2024
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 17385
Role: Apprenticeships
About the role

Youth Support Worker - In Training

Permanent, Full Time

£23,496 - £23,825 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Community-based worker

We are seeking a Youth Support Worker in Training to support the development and delivery of a programme of imaginative complementary education and study programmes, for young people that may be struggling within a school environment and those post 16 who are not in Education, Employment or Training, whilst working towards a level 3 Youth Work apprenticeship.

Working face to face with young people on some of our targeted youth work programmes, providing information, support and expertise to support to young people. The role is to support and enable young people to develop confidence and skills to help them fulfil their potential, becoming creative, active and participants in the wider community.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To deliver informal education programmes to young people
  • Motivate young people and facilitate young people’s learning
  • 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
  • Negotiate with young people on their involvement in the programme planning, implementation and evaluation
  • As part of the team respond to individual and group needs, this includes issues affecting young people, promoting self-awareness and self-esteem
  • Build relationships and relate well to young people to support their engagement in the programme
  • Develop work with young people to achieve planned outcomes
  • Ensure ECC H&S and Child Protection/ Safeguarding Guidelines (SET) are followed and that all concerns are reported promptly
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties commensurate with the level and accountabilities of the post as directed

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Passionate about supporting young people.
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy. Due to the Apprenticeship standard, you will need to attain a Level 2 Functional Skills in both Maths & English by the time of End Point Assessment (if you do not already have these qualifications).
  • It is essential for any applicant to meet the minimum criteria of Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English (or equivalent), which equates to a Grade D or E GCSE (or Grade 2 / 3).
  • Experience of working with young people and communities is an advantage.
  • Ability to work across Essex as per service needs.
  • Ability to undertake evening, weekend, residential work as required to meet service needs
  • Ability to build relationships and relate well to people.
  • Ability to motivate young people and facilitate young people’s learning.
  • Ability to work in a changing environment.
  • Commitment to challenging prejudice and ignorance.
  • Ability to develop work with young people to achieve planned outcomes.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

To read more about us please visit: Education

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, or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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