Youth Worker ( Job No : JOB-2022-02575 )

Children-At-Risk Empowerment Association
  • Children & Youth
About The Role

CARE Singapore will be implementing a new community mental health programme providing mentoring training in improving youths’ ability to manage, regulate, and direct emotions toward positive outcomes. This programme is targeted at youths requiring some mental health support, especially those experiencing risk factors such as family dysfunction or poor peer relations.

A Youth Worker will support the running of this mentoring programme, including screening, training, and engaging with both volunteer mentors and clients. Working as a team, they will also engage external stakeholders, e.g., experiential activities.

Key responsibilities:
Screening and recruitment of volunteer mentors and youth participants
• Screening participants and volunteers to ensure they meet inclusion criteria (mental health assessments and interviews)
• Data management

Volunteer Training and Skill Competency
• Conducting volunteer training sessions on mental health programming and facilitation skills
• Designing small groups among volunteers to share tips and debrief
• Supporting volunteers, e.g., queries, check-ins

Client Engagement
• Contextualising programme content for small groups
• Conducting experiential activities for clients with volunteers
• Supporting clients, e.g., queries, check-ins
• Basic counselling and crisis management, if required

And any other duties that may reasonably be required

*Occasional out-of-hours work may be required

Candidate Requirements
Technical Competencies:

• Degree in youth work, counselling, psychology, or social work, with min. 3 years’ relevant experience
• Working with older youths and volunteers
• Online engagement tools, e.g., social media, surveys, etc.
• Basic counselling and crisis management
• Microsoft Office
• Communication skills

Core Competencies:

• Desires to make positive impact in youths and young persons
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
• Resilience, passion for service, and team player

Preferred achievements / characteristics:

• Courteousness
• Reliability, quality, and efficiency of services delivered

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Job Post Status
Job Details
Area of Specialisation:

Employment Type:
Full Time (Contract)
Profession Type:
Youth Worker
Min Educational Qualification:
Bachelor Degree
Posting Date:

07 Jul 2022

Closing Date:

27 Jul 2022

Salary Range
SGD   3500.00 - 4380.00
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