Qualified Youth Worker

17 hours per week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday evenings and 4 hours during the day
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JD Youth Worker- Oct 2019

Qualified Youth Worker

17 hours per week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday evenings and 4 hours during the day.

Salary range £ 20,092 – £23,080 pro rata, dependant on qualification and previous experience

Based Newhaven and the Havens area.

Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA) runs a range of projects, services and activities aimed at supporting the involvement of the whole of the community.  One of these is Youth Community Development, which provides a wide range of opportunities for young people through drop in sessions, youth & wellbeing clubs. We have recently commenced building work on our highly anticipated Newhaven Youth Centre which is due to open in 2020. This will provide a dedicated space for young people and will be used to deliver a wide range of activities including music, art, mental health and wellbeing support.

We are currently recruiting for a Qualified Youth Worker to become an integral part of our talented Youth team delivering of a range of generic activities and targeted services for young people. This role will lead on running two weekly wellbeing groups, three youth clubs and a drop-in advice and guidance service. The hours of work are generally Mondays 10:00am- 12:30pm and 4:45pm-7:15pm, Tuesdays 9.45am to 11.15am & 3:15pm to 5:45pm, Wednesdays 3:45pm to 8:45pm and Fridays 6:45pm – 9:15pm.  The session times can vary so flexibility is required.

The position is varied and involves a practical, hands-on yet boundaried approach. Strong knowledge and experience of providing person-centred information, advice and guidance to young people aged 8-18 is required, as well as a good understanding of youth mental health and wellbeing.

Based in Newhaven and delivering in multiple venues in the Havens area, the post is subject to a DBS check at an enhanced level.

For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Shannon Payne, Youth Community Development Lead on 01273 517250.

Closing date: 27th October 2019

Interviews to be held: Monday 4th November 2019

 Completed application forms can be sent to HR via email to ( or via post to SCDA, Denton Island Community Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9BA