BUDDING youth workers across Warwickshire are being invited to find out more about working with young people.
Warwickshire Targeted Youth Support Service is holding an open afternoon at Shire Hall in Warwick on Monday (March 27) between 2.30pm and 3.30pm for anyone interested in taking up youth work as a career.
Hollie Hutchings, Targeted Youth Support team manager, said: “At the event, there will be an opportunity to find out about routes into the service, how to qualify as a professional youth worker and what the pay and opportunities are like. We also have some job opportunities currently available which may be of interest.
“Being a youth worker is an amazing job. It is a privilege to support young people through their adolescence and be part of a young person’s life. No working day is ever the same.”
The aim of the Targeted Youth Support Service at Warwickshire County Council is to ensure every young person in Warwickshire has a bright future.
This includes making sure as many children and young people as possible have access to good health, education, and other services.
Youth workers are the heart and soul of the community for young people. They help, guide, and support young people aged 11 to 18 with their development and enable them to have a voice, influence and place in their communities and society. They work in local communities and spend a lot of time working with youngsters to understand how they feel and what motivates them.
The relationship between young people and youth workers is entirely voluntary – youth work often only works because of this voluntary relationship.
Eve, a 15-year-old in Warwickshire, said: “My youth worker helped me a lot with my problems, and he listened to me when I needed someone to talk to. He always helps me get through my problems.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about the role of a youth worker and what Targeted Youth Support do can email [email protected] to book a place.