youth worker


Youth workers assist and counsel young people helping them to reach their full potential by facilitating their personal, social and educational growth. They are also involved in managing youth and community projects and resources, delivering programmes related with health, relationships, smoking, drugs or violence issues. Youth workers advocate young people's interests and collaborate with other organizations that support young people.

Alternative label

  • youth programmes social worker

  • youth employment advisor

  • youth project team worker

  • welfare advisor

  • youth project team leader

  • youth social worker

  • social worker youth justice

  • senior youth worker

  • youth and community worker

  • youth mentor

  • youth advisor

  • youth advocate

  • youth guidance worker

  • youth support worker

  • juvenile care worker

  • youth centre worker

Regulatory aspect

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