Would you like to work as part of a team to transform the lives of young people in Hertfordshire?
Services for Young People (SfYP) is an integrated young people’s service with many staff who have a nationally recognised professional qualification in either youth work or careers guidance, along with extensive experience in a relevant area such as informal education, or employment and skills. Essential to supporting these colleagues are locally trained practitioners, including Youth Support Workers.
About youth work
Services for Young People is the primary provider of youth work in Hertfordshire. As a youth worker you would deliver planned curriculum programmes to achieve set outcomes for young people through groupwork and one-to-one support.
Could you help us to support young people with subjects such as:
- Emotional and mental wellbeing
- Building confidence, self-esteem, resilience and independent living skills
- Recognising and developing safe and healthy relationships and looking after their sexual health
- Smoking, substance and/or alcohol misuse
- Understanding the risks of involvement violence, gangs, crime or antisocial behaviour
You would be giving young people support at an early stage before issues are seriously affecting their daily life, health, development or safety.
Career development example
Kate's career journey with Services for Young People:
About CEIAG and WRL
As a careers education guidance professional at SfYP you would be providing impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and work experience and work-related learning (WRL) as part of our traded services for schools and colleges. You would also work in close partnership with Youth Workers in your team to provide information, advice and support at our young people’s centres, addressing any issues that may be preventing young people fulfilling their potential.
"I enjoy making a difference in young people’s lives no matter how big or small. It’s all made possible by having a flexible and supportive team around me who are always willing to do what it takes to support young people."
William, Senior Youth Worker
"I have worked for SfYP for over 7 years. I developed from a Youth Support Worker to a Senior Youth Worker. I really enjoy supporting young people to achieve their goals and empowering them to follow their dreams and ambitions"
Katie, Senior Youth Worker
"I love helping young people gain confidence to find work, I like to see them explore all their options and see what is available to them when they may have thought they only had one route"
Sarah, Employment & Training Adviser
Hertfordshire County Council Services for Young People is a Disability Confident employer.