Support Youth Worker Job Description

Position: Sessional Support Youth Worker
Responsible to: Youth Club Leader
Place of work: St Hugh’s Community Centre, 42 Castledine Road, London SE20 8PL
When: Wednesdays 4:30-7:30
Salary: In line with those recommended by the London Living Wage Foundation.

Job Purpose
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the St Hugh’s Community Centre for a support Youth worker to support the delivery fun and engaging activities for young people aged 8-13 years. We are looking for an individual with experience and knowledge of working with young people who can commit to working during the core hours.
This role is ideally suited to someone looking to add work experience whilst training in the field of youth work.

What are we looking for?

  • We are looking for motivated and energetic individuals with the experience of working with young people and the confidence to guide small groups in activities.
  • You will be working directly with young people, supporting their personal development by providing appropriate programmes of activities.
  • To actively participate in the programme planning to support a varied and interesting range of activities for young people.
  • To work with young people to remove barriers in accessing youth provision and facilitate the inclusion of all young people in activities taking account of their individual needs and cultures.
  • You should be able to use your own initiative to get tasks done and strive at all times to be a positive role-model to each individual.
  • You should have a strong commitment to young people
  • An individual with the ability to provide reliable support to young people and act with integrity in times of stress
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish good relationships with young people
  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility
  • A sense of adventure and a willingness to try new things
  • The ability to treat young people’s concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity, while being aware of the limits that are required by confidentiality and the boundaries that govern the youth/youth worker relationship
  • An interest in, or talent for, sport or performing arts – not essential but this can be helpful

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work efficiently as part of the vibrant youth club team
  • Run arts-based activities, community/environmental projects, residential activities, outdoor education and sporting activities
  • Support young people in different settings, including outreach work
  • Mentor, coach and support individuals, encouraging greater social inclusion
  • Attend regular training and development opportunities to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety and local policy developments

Working Hours
The role is for Wednesday 16:30-19:30 being core hours. Some evening and weekend work may be required.


  • Possess or is working towards a recognised youth work qualification.
  • Knowledge of vulnerable groups and the challenges of working with children and young people.
  • To hold a current enhanced DBS or willing to allow one to be taken.
  • Able to provide 2 references upon request; 1 work related, 1 education/training related

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter to by Friday 14th June 2019.
If you have any queries, please email or call us 020 8659 7038.