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Youth Worker

Description

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We are looking for a dedicated and compassionate Youth Worker to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support and guidance to young people, helping them to overcome issues and challenges, and encouraging their personal and social development. This role involves working closely with young people, their families, and other relevant parties to ensure that the young person's needs are met and that they are able to achieve their full potential. The Youth Worker will also be responsible for planning and implementing programs and activities that promote healthy choices and positive growth. This role requires a strong commitment to the welfare of young people, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team.

Responsibilities

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  • Provide support and guidance to young people
  • Plan and implement programs and activities
  • Work closely with families and other relevant parties
  • Promote healthy choices and positive growth
  • Monitor and report on the progress of young people
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation
  • Participate in team meetings and training sessions
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures
  • Respond to emergencies and crises
  • Advocate for the rights and needs of young people

Requirements

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  • Degree in social work, psychology, or related field
  • Experience working with young people
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Knowledge of child development and adolescent issues
  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection principles
  • Ability to handle crises and difficult situations
  • Willingness to undergo background checks
  • First aid and CPR certification
  • Valid driver's license

Potential interview questions

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  • What experience do you have working with young people?
  • How would you handle a crisis situation?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to advocate for a young person's rights?
  • How do you approach planning and implementing programs and activities?
  • What strategies do you use to promote healthy choices and positive growth?