A Young People's Worker is an individual who supports young people, including those in care settings, residential environments, or other situations. They may provide counselling and guidance on a variety of issues such as education, employment, and social connections. They may also help to develop life skills and positive behaviours through mentorship and support, and they may act as a role model for young people to help foster healthy development. Young People's Workers play a vital role in the wellbeing of youth, and they often work closely with parents, teachers, and other professionals to help children succeed in their personal and professional lives.
What makes a good Young People’s Worker?
Some of the potential qualities that would make someone a good Young People's Worker include:
being an empathetic, supportive listener
the ability to offer guidance and advice on a variety of topics
the capacity to form positive relationships with young people
a genuine care for and interest in helping others.
It is also important to be able to establish a trusting and supportive environment for young people, and to ensure that their privacy and respect are maintained. In addition, it is important to be patient and understanding with young people, as they may have various needs and circumstances which require special care and attention.
Why become a Young People's Worker?
There are lots of great reasons to be a Young People’s Worker with Aberlour including:
It’s a fulfilling and meaningful career supporting young people with diverse needs
Potential for personal and professional growth
Opportunity to make a difference to the lives of others
It is a fulfilling career that allows you to work with a wide variety of people and situations, and it is the chance to work with a group that greatly benefits from quality care and support.