Youth Work Professionals

Youth work professionals look after the welfare and support the development of young people.


New workers
£ 17,912
£ 32,849
£ 47,277

Available jobs

In the past year there were 11,437 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Keeps records and controls budgets.

  • Manages volunteers and part-time workers, and liaises with other relevant professionals.

  • Mentors and counsels young people with mental health problems.

  • Advises and supports young people experiencing stress or crisis.

  • Develops relationships with and provides guidance to young people.

  • Provides activities to assist young people develop and fulfil their potential as individuals and within the community.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Personal Care

  • Mental Health

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Cooking

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Risk Analysis

  • Medication Administration

  • Life Skills Development

  • Working With Children

  • Meal Planning And Preparation

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Empathy

  • Resilience

  • Teaching

  • Compassion

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Planning

  • English Language

  • Budgeting

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.