Job Title: Healthy Relationships Youth Worker (PT)

Location: YMCA, Roath, Cardiff

Closing Date: 29/05/2023

POST: Healthy Relationships Youth Worker Cardiff

RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Project Worker

HOURS: 18.5 hours per week between the hours of 9am – 10pm Monday to Sunday, (flexibility is expected to suit the needs of the project and young people)

SALARY: From £11,736 a year


1. To initiate, build and maintain purposeful relationships with young people

2. Encourage young people to broaden their horizons to be effective citizens

3. To support young people in their understanding of risk and challenge

4. Support young people to identify and achieve aims so that they may reach their full potential


Because we CARE and have COMPASSION we want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Our aim is to EMPOWER and SUPPORT people.

We do this with RESPECT and EMPATHY, mindful of the EQUALITY of all.


Job description: To plan, deliver and evaluate one to one and group activities, supporting young people around healthy relationships and sexual health, with a particular focus on vulnerable young people in Cardiff.

· To have a good understanding of current issues affecting young people with a focus on healthy relationships and sexual health.

· To understand and abide by the policies of the Association including Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Confidentiality, and Safeguarding

· Development and delivery of workshops and sessions focusing on healthy relationships and sexual health to support individuals and groups

· To assist in the day-to-day administration and co-ordination of Cardiff C-Card Scheme

· To liaise with other organisations and build effective relationships with colleagues, external stakeholders, and Local Public Health Teams

· To maintain a working knowledge of local and national guidance, policy and research relating to sexual health

· The ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to negotiate and network with people from a wide range of backgrounds

· To carry out project planning, development, and evaluation and to demonstrate this in written reports

· To attend team meetings, supervision and multiagency meetings as required to best support young people

· To promote the values and ethos of Cardiff YMCA

· To carry out other duties as agreed with the Association

· To comply with other administrative arrangements as required

· The post requires a flexible pattern of work that may include evenings and weekends

· You will be required to attend appropriate training as necessary

· This post requires that the appointee holds a full driving licence and has access to a car, with business insurance

· The post requires a DBS Check at Enhanced level

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION Healthy Relationships Worker



  • Minimum of Level 3 Qualification in Youth & Community or a similar discipline


  • Demonstrable experience in working with young people
  • Knowledge and experience in session planning and evaluation
  • Knowledge and understanding of All Wales Child Protection Procedures, Health and safety, equal opportunities and Confidentiality
  • Understanding and value of equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Experience of liaising with external agencies and partnership working
  • Knowledge of services available for young people with experience of signposting and referring to relevant agencies


  • People focused and non-judgmental attitude
  • Organisational skills: Ability to prioritise and manage own workload and time
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Ability to manage difficult situations and challenging behaviour with young people
  • Ability to relate to young people from a wide range of backgrounds


  • Commitment to effective service delivery to young people
  • Commitment to good practice standards
  • Positive approach to change / innovation
  • Able to respect the Christian ethos of the YMCA and uphold its values
  • Commitment to co-operative working and able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Professional approach to confidentiality, boundaries and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Reliable / dependable
  • Flexible working ability to work weekends and evenings due to the nature of the post


  • Driver with own transport with business insurance



  • Qualification in working with children and young people


· Knowledge of the C-Card Scheme and/or trained C-Card Assessor


  • Ability to drive a mini bus
  • Ability to speak Welsh