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, a youth worker is 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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