Youth WorkerThe day-to-day activities that a youth worker carries out are:A youth worker works closely with young people gaining their trust and by doing this they develop a friendship. The youth worker will then try to encourage and guide the young people to help them understand what they are doing and where they are/can go. A youth worker will do this by communicating in a certain lingo that is identifiable by youth culture. He/she will use relationship-building skills and encourage the youth by praising them for their good work and achievements. They will not talk down to the youth and they will also have street culture awareness, so that they can relate more easily to the youths.
The youth worker will try to educate the youths in a informal way and in-order to develop their personal and social skills. This would be done by carrying out teamwork activities i.e. playing games, music, and things that interest them in-order for them to socialise.
A youth worker will try to encourage the youths to plan organise activities for themselves. This would help the youths to in their organisational/planning skills. This will motivate youths to get involved, give them a sense of responsibility, and also develop their problem solving skills.
A youth worker will use the core values in working with youths by not being discriminative, understanding people from all backgrounds, not being judgemental but being approachable etc.
A youth worker will plan, manage and develop youth work by planning activities where also getting input through consultation of the youths, their opinions, provide incentives for attending work shop and having time schedules etc.
A youth worker will innovate effective, efficient work practice by meeting and understanding National Occupational Standards (NOS). Following procedure such as confidentiality, Monitoring, Evaluation, Budgeting etc.
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