An invitation to join us at Young Devon as our next…

In-Reach Youth Worker (Job Ref 22-15)

Salary – £23,360-£25,175 per annum, pro-rata (depending on qualification and experience)
22 hours per week – will consider secondments/flexible working
Fixed term 12-month contract (with intent to secure longer term funding)

We have 4 vacancies available – North Devon, Exeter, South Devon and Plymouth

Young Devon is excited to be starting a new hospital mentoring service, we want to recruit Youth Workers who share our excitement!

Do you have resilience, creativity and the personal qualities to sustain relationships with young people to meet their personal goals? We need Youth Workers who can provide young-person led support through quality youth work interventions ensuring that young people can set their own goals, leave hospital and manage in the community to avoid readmission.

If you’re committed to improving the emotional health, wellbeing and resilience of young people and believe building quality relationships is key to supporting young people, this new project could be the role for you. We are looking forward to welcoming the right candidates to work with the Young Devon team to deliver this service working in partnership with local youth organisations across Devon.

This role gives you the opportunity to be part of a team of mental health youth workers engaged and working alongside young people and their families.

You will have the skills to build relationships of trust and understanding, whilst responding to a young person’s needs through a trauma-informed lens. Supporting them to make decisions, have their voice heard to build their own plan and longer-term strategies to prevent going into hospital wards.

If you think you have what it takes then we would love to hear from you. We welcome applications from those with lived experience, who have transferrable skills.

Young Devon is a youth work charity (1057949). We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace, committed to embracing diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcome applicants from areas under-represented within our workforce. Wheelchair access available (Exeter and Newton Abbot).

If you then have any further questions about the role please contact Ros Arscott on 07894512246.

Closing date for applications – 12pm on Monday 30th May.
Interviews Wednesday 8th June 2022 (tbc)

For an application pack please contact, or download the files below:

Application Form – In-Reach Youth Worker
JD and Person Spec – In-Reach Youth Worker

Young Devon is committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable groups and all applicants who will or could have unsupervised access to these groups will complete the required checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service.