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About Community and Youth Work

Community and youth work involves helping young and disadvantaged people reach their potential in their personal and social development.

This could include offering advice and guidance, helping individuals learn about themselves, supporting them through difficult situations and help in developing skills and attitudes.

Youth workers typically work with young people aged between 11 and 25, they may act as a mentor or counselor and will plan, organise and oversee community activities which are designed to facilitate personal, social and emotional development helping young people to believe in themselves and prepare for their futures.

Community workers help individuals, families and whole communities to improve the quality of their lives by changing situations and tackling problems that they may face. They often work closely with teachers, social workers, police, local authorities, probation officers and other agencies.

East Anglia boast a number of youth and community projects offering help and support as well as exciting opportunities and fun activities.

Organisations such as Porch Project aim to support young people’s: physical, mental, social, spiritual and educational well-being with regular meetings and social events. There are also organisations that seek to help those who are struggling; be that with employment, financial matters or day to day living issues. Realise Futures is one such organisation looking to help those who are long-term unemployed, disabled, disadvantaged, Army veterans, ex-offenders, parents and carers and those who - for whatever reason - just haven’t had their fair share of breaks in life.

Careers in community and youth work can be both rewarding and eye-opening, you could help to make a real difference in a persons life. A great way to find out if this is the career for you is to offer your time as a volunteer.

Follow the various links for further information on the different career options and job roles in this sector.

Did You Know?
The most recent Census data tells us that there were 6.7 million people aged 16 to 24 in England and Wales in 2011, which was 12% of the total population!

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Learning and Teaching Assistant (Student Specific)
Closing Date:
11th July 2018
Salary:
£12,124 to £14,085 depending on experience
Location:
Costessey, Norfolk
Ormiston Victory Academy is looking to recruit an appropriately experienced, enthusiastic and hard-working individual to join our dedicated, supportive and highly effective team of Learning and Teaching Assistants.
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JOB VACANCY Activity Instructors, EFL Teachers, Lifeguards
Closing Date:
30th June 2018
Salary:
£283.00- £383.00 per week
Location:
Various
Summer Positions, 48 hrs per week. Various residential positions across the UK. To deliver safe and enjoyable activity sessions or English classes to groups of approximately 12 Xplore participants. We will train you to gain National Governing Body awards as...
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Volunteer Youth Group Helps wanted - Norfolk
Location:
Diss, Thetford, Norwich, Norfolk
Diss. Thetford. Norwich
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Volunteer Youth Group Helps wanted - Suffolk
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft, Ipswich., Suffolk
Bury St Edmunds. Lowestoft. Ipswich.
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Apprentice Nursery Assistant
Location:
Scarning
An exciting opportunity to begin your career with Parenta Training, working in an early years setting. Become an Apprentice in one of our fun and friendly nurseries working with children aged from birth to five years gaining experience while you learn.
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JOB VACANCY - St Nicholas Hospice - Community Administrator
Closing Date:
7th June 2018
Salary:
£15,901 - £18,373 per year
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
We are seeking a Community Administrator to record fundraising data, prepare letters, assist with event planning and other correspondence for the Fundraising team. Contact recruitment@stnh.org.uk for an application form
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