Youth Support Worker
At Essex County Council, we are focussed on investing in the young people who will be such an important part in our future. The way in which we support them now, will ultimately impact on the adults that they grow up to be - which is where you come in.We are currently seeking a Youth Support Worker to work within our Community Capacity building team to help us develop youth work with the community. 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 across Colchester and Tendring, including volunteers in community youth clubs.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 worker in a variety of youth work settings. Knowledge, skills, experienceQualified at level 2 or above in a JNC recognised Youth Work Qualification or be required to undertake trainingGood level of numeracy and literacy.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 the operational area.
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 Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link: https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits/ Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success. If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please email or call us on 0333 013 5888. Lines are open Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16.30.