Youth Worker Jobs in Singapore at Children-At-Risk Empowerment Association
Title: Youth Worker
Company: Children-At-Risk Empowerment Association
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, etc.
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 with external stakeholders such as during experiential activities to provide holistic support to clients. The key responsibilities and expected competencies of a Youth Worker are:
Screening and recruitment of volunteer mentors and youth participants
Screening participants and volunteers per mental health assessments to ensure they meet inclusion criteria
Conducting interviews to screen volunteers
Simple data management
Volunteer Training and Skill Competency
Conducting volunteer training sessions on mental health programming & facilitation skills
Designing small groups among volunteers to share tips and debrief
Answering queries from volunteers about the programme
Using existing evidence-based content and contextualising it for use among volunteers to implement small group sessions
Conducting experiential activities for clients with volunteers, e.g., visits to corporate offices, sports, etc.
Checking in routinely with clients to address any concerns and improve programme
Basic counselling and crisis management, if required
And any other duties that may reasonably be required
Degree in youth work, counselling, psychology, or social work, with at least 3 years’ relevant experience
Working with youths, especially older youths (>18)
Working with & training volunteers
Skills in online engagement tools, e.g., social media, surveys, etc.
Basic counselling and crisis management
Basic administrative skills on Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Conversant in English, additional languages such as Chinese, Malay, or Tamil advantageous
Occasional out-of-hours work may be required
Desires to make positive impact in youths and young persons
Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Drive to learn and serve community needs
Resilience, passion for service, and team player
Preferred achievements / characteristics:
Reliability, quality, and efficiency of services delivered
Good team player
Please indicate your expected salary and availability.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.