Apprentice Youth Support Worker FFG FOUNDATION

An Apprentice Youth Support Worker is required. You will be responsible for providing support, guidance, and educational assistance to young people who require additional support due to behavioural, emotional, or social difficulties. The Youth Worker plays a crucial role in helping young individuals overcome challenges, develop essential skills, and achieve their full potential.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am until 3pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support Provision: Establish and maintain positive relationships with young people, promoting a safe and inclusive environment.
  • Conduct initial assessments to identify individual needs, strengths, and areas requiring support.
  • Collaborate with other professionals, including teachers, social workers, and counsellors, to develop personalised support plans for each young person.
  • Implement strategies and interventions to address behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties.
  • Provide one-to-one mentoring and coaching to help young individuals develop self-esteem, resilience, and coping mechanisms.
  • Educational Instruction: devise and instruct lessons to help young people to engage within the curriculum, ensuring their educational needs are met- you may be assigned to cover a particular class. 
  • Manage student’s behaviour, facilitating learning, and adapting teaching techniques to suit individual needs.
  • Help to deliver small group or individual sessions to address specific educational challenges, such as literacy, numeracy, or study skills.
  • Monitor and track academic progress, providing regular feedback to young people, parents, and other professionals involved.
  • Collaborate with other alternative provision youth workers to create inclusive and engaging learning activities that promote personal growth and skills development.
  • Emotional and Social Support: Foster a supportive and nurturing environment that encourages positive behaviour and emotional well-being.
  • Facilitate group discussions, workshops, or activities to address social and emotional challenges, such as anger management, conflict resolution, or social skills development.
  • Help young people develop self-awareness, emotional regulation, and healthy coping strategies.
  • Record-Keeping and Reporting: maintain accurate and up-to-date records of interventions, progress, and any significant incidents.
  • Prepare reports and assessments to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and support plans.
  • Attend meetings and participate in multidisciplinary team discussions to contribute insights and collaborate on holistic approaches. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • By the end of your apprenticeship, you will have achieved a Level 3 Youth Support Worker Standard.
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of Youth Support Worker Level 3. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Foundation for Good is a Charity who have set out to change the lives of people in and around Consett, an area which has a suicide rate 37.5% higher than the national average. They help to create happier, healthier and more cohesive communities. Providing safe spaces where all community members can positively advance their lives, including their physical, mental and social wellbeing.







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Apprenticeship standard

Youth support worker

Level 3 (A level)

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