Youth Work Team Leader - Working for Essex
Salary: £22,874 to £25,509 per annum
Closing date: 03 Jan 2024
Location: Basildon
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 14398
Role: Young People Services
About the role

Youth Work Team Leader

Fixed Term, Full Time

£22,874 to £25,509 per annum

Location: Basildon

Working Style: Community-based worker

Please note this is a fixed term opportunity for a period of 18 months.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Youth Work Team leader who is passionate about young people in the Basildon Borough. The Team leader will supervise a team of youth support workers to directly deliver some fun, informative and innovative detached youth work sessions, meeting young people on their territory and engaging them in exciting activities.

You will line manage and supervise a team of Youth Support Workers and Apprentices, guiding work schedules to meet the needs of the community.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage employees in working flexibly and collaboratively across the Basildon Borough.
  • Manage the development of organisational capability through good people management, including the training, development, mentoring and coaching of team members.
  • Thinking creatively, challenging the norms, and constructively challenging those around them to ensure continuous improvement, and inspire the same in employees.
  • Ensure the proper assessment, management, and mitigation of risk, including Health and Safety and Business Continuity
  • Work as part of a team, to ensure young people’s needs are at the forefront of all project delivery.

Role Specific Accountabilities:

  • Develop and deliver a programme of imaginative activities, encouraging the active participation and involvement of young people in developing their skills, understanding of others and the world around them within the project or unit of provision. Ensuring that young people and staff are fully involved in this process.
  • Facilitate young people’s learning and their personal and social development in accordance with the core values of youth work.
  • Establish, maintain, and manage resources including staff.
  • Keep accurate and efficient administrative systems and record keeping.
  • Promote the programme to ensure that opportunities are accessible to targeted groups/individuals and respond to individual and group needs.
  • Provide information and data as required.
  • Take part in the Service supervision scheme and performance management scheme to identify priorities and learning needs, and to be responsible for the learning and development of staff reporting to the post taking account of the performance management process.
  • Ensure Child Protection/ Safeguarding Guidelines (SET) are followed and that all concerns are reported promptly.
  • Comply with individual responsibilities for staff and young people, in accordance with work role, for health and safety in the workplace.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A nationally recognised JNC qualification in youth support work, minimum Level 2 (QCF, VRQ, NVQ or Local) with a willingness to undertake a relevant level three qualification.
  • Evidence of recent continuous professional development.
  • Experience of working with innovative, social education programmes.
  • Ability to develop work with young people to achieve planned outcomes.
  • Experience of effective use of resources
  • Experience of successfully involving young people in decision making processes.
  • Knowledge and experience of youth work methods and techniques.
  • Excellent level of numeracy, literacy (GCSE A – C or equivalent or demonstrable experience) and good IT skills.
  • The job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Access to a vehicle is essential.

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.

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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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