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Early Help Support Worker - Open Access - Youth

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Do You have experience of working with young people and adolescents? Are you hardworking, committed, and passionate about helping young people aged 8-19 (25 SEN) and their families improve their outcomes? If so, we need you!

The role will involve undertaking youth work sessions during Twilight and evenings Sessions across 3 days but may include occasional weekend working or working across the district. You will need to understand adolescent development, be multi skilled, these could be in art, sports, music, or a range of personal development skills and be able to offer young people a variety of opportunities that can be developed to provide young people with valuable outcomes.

You will also support young people to develop life skills, gain employment or training opportunities and promote healthy living. Applicants will need to be able to work as part of a team and have an understanding of multi-agency working, as well as work using their own initiative.

This role will require you to have a approachable and non- judgemental attitude and provide an environment that is welcoming and supportive to all young people who attend sessions at our Youth Hub and Detached offer, making sure that sessions are set up for the planned activities, solving resource problems quickly, responding flexibly to changes in the Hub’s programme, contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluating of activities, working in line with the Senior Early Help Worker (Youth).

You will be Line managed and supported by motivated and experienced managers, the role of a Youth Early Help Support Worker is to be part of a team providing help, Support and guidance to young people and their families. This post, alongside creativity and good communication, requires flexibility, innovative thinking, and good organisation skills and requires a positive young person-centred approach. An induction programme will be provided and on-going training to support your training needs.

Youth Work is a key part of Kent’s Early Help offer, with friendly and supportive environments which offer a wide range of sessions, activities, and events to help develop and support in their lives and in their local communities, these include music, art, sports, personal development and much more.

The Job Description for this role is generic and covers Early Help Support Workers in both Children’s Centres and Youth Hubs, this role is based within a Youth Hub. Experience we are looking for is within the 8-19 (25 SEN) Age range.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: Friday 30th September, 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 11th October, 2022 at the Youth Hub

Contact Details

For any further information please contact Jane Relf on 03000 418 248 or email jane.relf@kent.gov.uk

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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