Youth Support Worker

Job description

To work directly with young people to develop their social education by providing programmes of activities. This post is for staff appointed to undertake key duties, under the direction of a Worker-in-Charge..


  • To work directly with young people to develop their social education by providing programmes of activities, related to the 'Model for Effective Practice'.
  • Ensuring that young people play an active role in the youth group and work towards a model of youth participation.
  • Communicate effectively and develop a rapport with young people.
  • Assist in the development of relationships with the wider community and external agencies.
  • Assist young people to express and realise their goals.
  • Enable young people to work effectively in groups.
  • Challenge oppressive behaviour in young people.
  • Provide information and support to young people.
  • Encourage young people to broaden their horizons and be active citizens.
  • Support young people in evaluating youth work activities and the impact of youth work on their development.
  • Support young people in their understanding of risk and challenge and in taking action to address key issues in their lives.
  • Implement the unit's Child Protection Policy and work with young people to safeguard their welfare and the welfare of others.
  • Carry out administrative duties within the unit, under the direction of the Line Manager.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • EA Youth Service Youth Support Worker qualification OR OCN level 2 Introduction to Youth Work (or equivalent or higher).
  • A minimum of six months experience (paid or unpaid) of working in a youth work setting.
  • Willingness to undertake job related training as and when required.

Further Information

Worktime: 1 night per week over 7 day period - May be required to work a weekend night. A full list of responsibilities, essential and desirable skills can be found on the Education Authority website. The Education Authority is an equal opportunities employer. Work time: Monday - Friday.

Application Information

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Nubia Youth Club, Belfast
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