Youth Support Worker (The Street)

  • Full time
  • £28,345
  • Base Larkhall/Hamilton – throughout South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 22nd October 2019

  • Advertised from 20th September 2019
  • 35hrs per week. Fixed Term 18 months.


We require a dynamic and driven individual to take up the post of Youth Support Worker for our acclaimed and award winning project The Street. The Street uses a unique blend of youth work, immersive theatre and intensive workshops to young people overcome challenges in their lives. The project also raises young people’s awareness of many different issues facing them today provide consequential learning.

The project runs all year round with Cast & Crew performing live twice weekly from October to March. The post holder will work with the Drama Worker and the young people to explore issues they would like to tackle through developing scripts and live performances to be delivered to their peers.

The post holder will lead on recruiting targeted young people who are hard to engage and may be experiencing multiple challenges in their lives. Your key role will be to provide groupwork and 1:1 support for the young people 14yrs plus; recruit and train volunteers; support a small staff and volunteer team. We need someone committed to developing young people and can take the project to the next level.

The successful applicant will need a strong proven track record in assisting young people into positive destinations. They need to be dedicated to making a difference to young peoples lives through outcome focused interventions and have a suitable qualification in youth work.

Car and Driving Licence required.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

If you prefer an application pack to be sent to you please call Esther on 01698 552101 or e-mail

Interviews will take place on 28 & 29 Oct 2019