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Youth Support Worker

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
11/09/2019
Advert End Date:
25/09/2019 12:00
Salary:
£18,141 - £19,645
Hours per week:
9
Job Category:
Youth / Community / Leisure Services
Vacancy ID:
191183
Employment Location:
Various - South East Northumberland
Post Number:
191183x

Job details 

Closing date:
25 Sep


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Further information

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

Northumberland Youth Service provides youth work with young people aged 13-19 across Northumberland with the aim of assisting them to prepare for adult life. We do this by allowing young people to explore issues in a non judgemental environment. We develop positive relationships and meaningful engagement which encourages them to explore and ask questions. The information they receive from this motivates the young person to make safe, informed decisions. Our work is designed to develop resilience and empathy in young people.

Northumberland Youth Service currently has approximately 40 staff and operates in around 50 youth sessions per week. We work closely with a range of partners in traditional youth clubs as well as providing alternative approaches including detached youth work (working with the young people outside of youth clubs and in the community) and providing 1:1 support for those that are most in need.

The role

We are looking for new staff to help deliver our service moving forward. This will involve face to face work with young people in both youth club sessions and other environments including activity based and detached youth work. You will be given all appropriate training and support to ensure that we continue to offer the best service possible to young people.

You will be expected to work evenings with young people and there will be opportunities to work at other times during alternative periods such as summer holidays.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £18,141 - £19,645 pro rata
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
In house training opportunities

Essential requirements:
Safeguarding trained (training will be provided) and an understanding of equal opportunities and child protection issues.
An ability to engage in face to face youth work in a variety of setting and supporting young people with a variety of needs.
Someone who has good communication skills with an ability to motivate and inspire others.
Someone who can operate in a variety of teams and demonstrates flexibility in the role.

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview at Northumbria House in Cramlington as appropriate.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or claire.coe01@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

For further information, please contact Ashley Brown on 07973601079 or ashley.brown@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

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