Sessional Youth Workers
Job vacancy

Sessional Youth Workers


£11.44 per hour


Folkestone & Hythe District


Hours to be negotiated - evenings and weekends

Application closing date:


Background and Job purpose

Salus is a social enterprise established to deliver the services previously undertaken by Kent Safe Schools. We currently have a vacancy for a Sessional Youth Worker within our Youth Services in Hythe & Hawkinge.

Your role will consist of supporting the Senior Youth Worker for Salus. The role will involve implementing our range of centre and street-based youth services working with and supporting young people whilst they engage in positive activities. It will include planning, designing and delivering activities. Keeping records and monitoring work will also be required.

Job Description/Principal Accountabilities

  • To engage with young people attending the activities and build up positive relationships in order to create a fun and safe environment where young people can socialise and learn through informal education.
  • To be aware of local support agencies for young people and to make referrals and signpost them when relevant.
  • Develop, plan, organise and run activities.
  • Ensure all Health & Safety policies and procedures are enforced and followed.
  • Support young people to gain new skills and increase their confidence and self-esteem
  • Ensure all monitoring paper work is completed including consent forms, registers and other monitoring requirements.
  • To attend mandatory training which includes but is not limited to; First Aid and Child Protection training.
  • To attend and contribute to regular planning, debriefing and review meetings.
  • Any other duties which may reasonably be required by the Salus Management Team.

This job description is provided to assist the post holder to know their principal duties. It may be amended from time to time in consultation with you without change to the level of responsibilities appropriate to the grading of the post.

Person Specification

The person specification is a picture of skills, knowledge and experience required to carry out the job. It has been used to draw up the advert and will also be used in the short-listing and interview process for this post.

You should demonstrate on your application form how you meet the following essential criteria

Experience/ Skill/ QualificationEssentialDesired
A qualification in Youth Work (or significant experience)
Experience of designing and delivering sessions and activities
High quality communication skills with young people, and staff
Ability to work on own and as part of a team to an agreed action plan.
Ability to motivate and encourage challenging young people
An ability to handle sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
A commitment to equal opportunities
An interest in issues concerning the welfare and rights of young people
To be available to work flexible hours
To be able to work outdoors and participate in outreach work

Further information

For more information please call Clive Harris: 07725 595750 or email

Any appointment will be made subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Police vetting.

This advert will be withdrawn as soon as the position has been filled.