Youth Worker

17 hours per week – predominantly afternoons and evenings Monday - Friday
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JD Youth Worker- Oct 2019

Youth Worker

17 hours per week – predominantly afternoons and evenings Monday – Friday

Salary range £ 20,092 – £23,080 pro rata, equating to £9,231 – £10,604 p/a actual, 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 & well-being 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 well-being support.

We are currently recruiting for a Qualified Youth Worker, or someone who is working towards to their professional qualification, 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 three youth clubs, weekly well-being groups and a drop-in advice and guidance service.

The hours of work are generally Mondays 3:45pm – 7:15pm, Tuesdays 2:15pm to 5:45pm, Wednesdays 3:45pm to 8:15pm and Fridays 6:45pm – 8:45pm.  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 well-being.

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

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

 Closing date: Sunday 24th November 2019

Interviews to be held: w/c 2nd December 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