Youth worker (level 6)
Enable young people to develop and working with young people to facilitate personal, social and educational development.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
- Typical duration
- 36 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Care services
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Youth Work Manager
- Youth Worker
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Evaluate and utilise a range of styles of communication suited to the audience, e.g. verbal, non-verbal, written and electronic methods.
- Maintain professional boundaries in relationships with young people and colleagues.
- Select and use suitable youth work models for the needs of young people they are engaging with.
- Work in partnership with young people to develop suitable services.
- Utilise appropriate methods and tools for planning, monitoring and evaluating youth work.
- Complete, store and retain accurate administrative and financial records.
- Carry out regular supervision, staff development and appraisals (where appropriate) with colleagues.
- Apply different leadership styles appropriate to the needs of colleagues.
- Utilise a range of sources of information to inform service development.
- Identify and work with appropriate partners to add value to work with young people, e.g., Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), schools, local councillors.
- Advocate for young people and youth work in policy and service development.
- Select and use appropriate methods and tools when planning youth work programmes and activities.
- Identify and apply differentiated methods and styles when engaging with groups to meet the needs of young people, promoting learning and development
- Facilitate youth work programmes that support the learning and development of young people in line with the youth work curriculum.
- Evaluate, demonstrate and report on the impact of youth work.
- Provide a safe environment for young people to explore and challenge values, beliefs, ideas and issues.
- Create and evaluate effectiveness of inclusive and participatory learning environments.
- Support young people to plan, organise and deliver youth-led activities and programmes.
- Select and apply appropriate participation models to overcome barriers to participation
- Support young people to make their voice heard to influence change on issues affecting them.
- Identify and challenge oppressive attitudes, behaviours and situations.
- Conduct and use information from situational needs analysis to develop projects.
- Produce reports, evaluations and summary data in a format appropriate for the intended audience, e.g. commissioners, funders or other stakeholders.
- Use outcomes of evaluation of service delivery to inform, develop and enhance practice and projects.
- Monitor own practice and use supervision to identify areas for continuing professional development and improvement.
- Apply appropriate supervision models to support the development of colleagues.
- Ensure professional ethical standards are developed, promoted and maintained across the youth work environment.
- Demonstrate and promote a person-centred approach to youth work.
- Implement, identify and report safeguarding referrals, drawing on safeguarding information, in line with safeguarding policies and procedures, to take action when a young person discloses information.
- Carry out risk assessments, plan activities, visits, and manage situations to mitigate risks to ensure the safety of all young people, depending on the setting and the environment they are working in.
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