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Job Description for Youth Worker


Job Description 
Youth workers are responsible for planning, organising and overseeing community programmes designed to redress inequalities and facilitate the personal, social and emotional development of young people between the ages of 11-25

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • managing projects
  • planning and organising appropriate youth and community programmes
  • establishing new youth services
  • maintaining records
  • managing and administering budgets and resources
  • preparing and distributing publicity materials and displays
  • liaising and working with parents, schools, the police and other community groups/organisations
  • providing advocacy and counselling
  • recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and paid employees
  • undertaking detached ‘outreach’ youth work
  • producing reports and business plans
  • giving presentations
  • promoting young people’s interests
  • raising funds.


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