How to become a Youth Worker


Considering a career as a Youth Worker?

Anyone working with children will tell you it’s an intense yet rewarding job. As a Youth Worker, you’ll be a source of support for young people who are struggling. This means you’ll help guide them with any issues they have surrounding their personal, social and educational development. Ultimately, you’re there to help them not only realise, but reach their full potential. This job may require you to work in a variety of settings with young people aged between 11 and 25 years old.

Where can a career as a Youth Worker take you?

Youth Worker £26,000 1-2 years
Senior Youth Worker £29999 2-3 years
Team Leader or Manager £35000 4-5 years

Are you the perfect candidate?

Skills and traits

  • Eager to make a difference in young peoples' lives
  • Empathetic and sensitive communicator
  • Strong social and communication skills
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships in diverse organisations
  • Ability to undertake a varied workload

Qualifications and experience

  • A degree in a relevant subject desired
  • Experience working with young people
  • A clean DBS check is required as you will be working with children

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