Youth Worker Job Description

Role: Youth Worker
Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role

We are looking for a youth worker that will be expected to be working full time. We aim to specifically widen access for 14 to 18-year-olds who come from groups which have not traditionally entered health volunteering.

As a youth worker, you will assist with planning and delivering the cadets programme to young people and you’ll help create a safe, inclusive and open environment where young people can learn important life skills to prepare them for health volunteering.

Key responsibilities:

  • Running outreach sessions
  • Supporting Volunteers
  • Write and presenting reports
  • Recruit and manage staff, including volunteers
  • Facilitate workshops in schools and community settings
  • Work with other organisations, such as schools, community groups and the police
  • Set up and run arts-based activities, community/environmental projects, residential activities, outdoor education and sporting activities

Person specification:

  • Experience of working with young people
  • Experience of planning a programme of activities
  • Experience of communication with young people through a variety of media, and in a variety of settings
  • Knowledge of Youth Work and young people’s development needs
  • An understanding of the problems socially excluded young people encounter

Desirable skills / expertise:

  • Organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to encourage and inspire others
  • Mature attitude
  • Reliable

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