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Youth and Community Workers

Youth and community workers provide support to individuals or groups of individuals through a range of activities or services that aim to encourage participation in social and community life and promote personal and social development

More about this Career

Average Salary

£24359

New workers start around £8683. Normal pay is £24359 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £38596.

Jobs

4256

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Helps set up credit unions, encourages parents to establish playgroups, works with other groups to find solutions to shared concerns or problems.
  • Advises individuals with particular needs or problems through informal discussion, individual counselling or formal group discussion.
  • Liaises and supports voluntary workers running groups in village halls, churches, mosques and other places of worship.
  • Undertakes the day-to-day running of community centres and supervises the activities of part-time and voluntary workers.
  • Organises social, recreational and educational activities in local community and youth groups.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Active Listening

    77

  • Monitoring

    71

  • Speaking

    71

  • Learning Strategies

    71

  • Reading Comprehension

    70

  • Writing

    69

  • Active Learning

    65

  • Critical Thinking

    64

  • Mathematics

    41

  • Science

    22

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