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Individuals who have taken on the role of a youth worker are respected for the selfless way in which they act as mentors to the future adult generation of the UK. Individuals who advise and teach our youngsters are playing a vital part in preparing them for adulthood and their lives and careers
Dependant on seniority or whether the position is based in a youth club, a religious centre or a community centre, typical duties for a youth worker will include offering challenging and fun activities, giving advice on matters that concern teenagers, and organising educational projects that deal with issues including health and drugs.
Successful applicants are expected to have a minimum one year of experience in a similar role, such as a support worker, as well as be self-motivated, creative and have an empathy with their young charges. Older applicants will have a Diploma of Higher Education in Community Work, while newly qualified ones will most likely hold a BA honours in youth work.
Positions can be found anywhere in the country where there are clubs and organisations for teenagers. Those who are fully qualified can expect to be offered a starting salary of £22,000 a year, which rises to £28,000 in yearly increments. There is also plenty of scope for volunteering in this field.
Youth workers are responsible for preparing and delivering activities to increase social and personal development of young people. They help them by taking advantage of their potential and increasing their confidence. Youth Workers deal with people aged 13-19 years old in different educational activities. They work in some youth centres, communities’ organizations, or as independent workers.
A Youth Worker usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Meeting with social workers and other professionals.
• Undertaking group or individual sessions.
• Providing counseling for young people.
• Helping young people with problems in their lives.
• Organising recreational activities.
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Acorn House, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1AH, Basildon, SS14 1AH
£38 - £41/hour
Swindon, United Kingdom
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