Youth Work Professionals

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


New workers

New workers start around £17,912. Normal pay is £32,849 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £47,277.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Medication Administration

  • Risk Analysis

  • Life Skills Development

  • Meal Planning And Preparation

  • Working With Children

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

  • Compassion

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Teaching

  • 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.