Primary Location: Basildon
Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External
Job summary and Responsibilities
Please note further salary details as follows:
Annual Salary JNC SCP 2- unqualified £15,807
JNC SCP 3 – 6 Qualified £16,681- £18,006
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.
ECC is transforming how it delivers education services across one of the largest counties in the country in order to continue to improve and to ensure the best possible outcomes for every single child and young person. We are determined to build on our journey of improvement which has seen 94% of schools now being rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, and to focus more effectively on areas such as our more vulnerable children and young people to ensure Essex provides a wholly inclusive education which can meet the needs of all of our children and young people.
We are currently seeking a Youth and Community Based Commissioner to support the development of youth work in 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 Basildon, 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 workers in a variety of youth work settings.
In addition they will be expected to drive our mobile units and ensure the upkeep, maintenance and safety of the youth vehicles, working closely with the fleet and building coordinator and with the Youth Work Team.
•Support the commissioning of services by working with the community to enhance their skills so they can be more independent in design and delivery of services.
•Negotiate with young people and their communities on their involvement in the programme planning, implementation and evaluation.
•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.
•As part of the team respond to individual and group needs, this includes issues affecting young people, promoting self-awareness and self-esteem.
•Deliver or support the direct delivery of youth work programmes as may be required, to include residential experiences for young people.
•Take part in ECC’s management supervision and the staff performance management scheme, to identify priorities and learning needs and to be responsible for the learning and development of self and to complete all required training and accreditation within 2 years of starting employment.
•Follow Child Protection Guidelines and report any concerns using the correct procedure and 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
- Qualified at level 2 or above in a JNC recognised Youth Work Qualification or be required to undertake training.
- Good 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.
- The job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore the post holder will have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) 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 furtherinformation 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. More information can be found on 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 contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*
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