WHAT IS A YOUTH WORKER?
We want to help young people develop the personal and social skills they need to reach their full potential.
We take the time to listen to young people about their likes and dislikes, their feelings and the problems they face - not just because it's a key part of the job, but because we care. Our support gives them the opportunity to forge new friendships, meet new people and grow in confidence.
No day is the same in youth work. The variety of the work makes it enjoyable and interesting. We work with a range of agencies and we are involved in different types of projects. These can range from environmental work, arts and culture projects to sport and outdoor activities.
One thing is for sure - no matter what we do, we're doing it with compassion.
Our passion for supporting young people shines through in our experience and commitment to our own professional development. The role can vary and will sometimes mean we need to work on our own initiative or supervise support staff and volunteers. We follow our organisation's policies to ensure we deliver a high-quality service for every single young people and community group.
THE QUALIFICATIONS YOU WILL NEED
A youth worker should usually have obtained a degree in a professionally recognised subject e.g. BA in Youth and Community Work, Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work. These qualifications should be recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) via the Education Training Standards Committee (Wales).