Youth Programs Social Worker Job Profile and Description
A Youth Programs Social Worker’s profile entails facilitating the personal development of teenagers and encouraging them to evolve as conscientious young citizens. The youth programs social worker’s main responsibility is to assess the needs and requirements of youth and planning events in accordance with the same. Most of the services of youth program workers work in religious organizations, educational institutions, and treatment facilities.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Discussing and analyzing the behavioral issues and problems of the youth from families and other relevant sources.
- Counseling encouraging the development of positive attitude and perspective amongst the youth.
- Aiding and addressing youth related issues of drug abuse, alcoholism, violence etc.
- Planning and implementing youth camps and activities.
- Monitoring the behavioral actions of the youth
- Instilling civic responsibilities and duties amongst the young.
- Developing leadership values amongst the youth.
- Maintaining liaison with civilian and military resources and coordinating social service activities.
- Ensuring the safety and well-being of youth under their supervision.
- Working in regulation of state and federal norms and regulations.
Skills and Specifications
- Skills to evaluate and analyze the behavior of children.
- Skills to relate and connect with the youth and their families to understand their perspectives.
- Flexibility in working and skills to understand and address specific requirements.
- Good Knowledge of the issues and problems of faced by the youth society.
Education and Qualifications
- At least a Bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, social welfare or any social sciences related field is imperative.
- A Postgraduate degree in social work, human services, social science or in the field of behavioral sciences gives an added advantage.