Youth Work

Youth Work Apprenticeship

  • Croydon
  • £20,178.00
  • London Borough of Croydon
  • 35-40 hours per week


The council provides a large number of services for local people, businesses and visitors to the borough, including services for children and adults, and environmentalculturalsportshousingplanning and benefits services.


With a workforce of about 6121 staff, including schools, Croydon Council is one of the largest employers in the borough. The council also makes a significant contribution to the local economy.



Croydon Council has been successful in obtaining funding from the DfE for a project promoting the mental health and wellbeing of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Young People (UASC) through a range of youth and enrichment activities.


You will devise these programmes in partnership with care leavers, local youth clubs, the voluntary sector and refugee and community organisations. You will be committed to ensuring newly arrived young people develop a strong social network and are fully integrated in the activities offered by the youth engagement team.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work directly with young people and engage them in a range of activities promoting mental health and wellbeing including educational activities such as homework clubs.
  • Inform, introduce and accompany young people to refugee and community organisations as they arrive in the UK, if desired.
  • Develop young people’s life skills through a range of activities including sourcing training.
  • Undertake relevant training on Mental Health and well being for non-health professionals.
  • Support the delivery team of care leavers with their development goals and identify further appropriate training and development opportunities.


Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience of the care system and an understanding of the challenges faced by asylum seekers.
  • Great commitment to the safeguarding and promotion of emotional health and wellbeing of young asylum seekers and refugees.
  • A good knowledge of local youth groups, voluntary sector, refugee and community organisations and an understanding of the purpose of the youth engagement team.
  • Very good listening skills.
  • Able to represent young people’s views and can keep young people motivated.
  • A good understanding of equality, rights, diversity and cultural differences.



The post is available for an immediate start subject to checks, appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring service.


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