Youth Connect provides a range of services for young people, from positive activities and advice through to individual support for those who need it the most for moving on into adulthood and work or training.
It includes youth work at Southside Youth Hub and various outreach locations including Radstock Childrens Centre, Westfield Methodist Church, the Youth Bus in Paulton, Timsbury and Bishop Sutton, all groups provide a wide range of positive activities including sports, music, arts and craft; discussion groups plus advice and guidance on a range of issues affecting young people. All projects are part of the SAFE scheme which provides sexual health advice and C Cards.
Youth Connect can provide additional support for those who may need help getting into training, education or employment. This is provided by qualified Engagement Workers who can help with information about next steps to colleges, training providers, apprenticeships and jobs. To book an appointment please use the below number.
Examples of how Youth Connect has benefited young people include:
- An Engagement Worker helped a young person with mental health difficulties by researching and co-ordinating a tailored education and training package. This helped to build up their skills and confidence enabling them to re-join mainstream education.
- A young man had been unemployed since leaving college and was being treated for anxiety and depression. Youth Connect supported him in developing his confidence and he has now joined The Prince’s Trust re-engagement/employability programme for unemployed young people.
- Youth Connect supported a young woman to realise her ambition of working with children. An Engagement Worker helped her to apply for college and apply for a bursary as well as securing her a placement at a primary school. She is now at Bristol City College working towards her teaching qualification.
- “The service has changed my life for the better. It has given me direction, confidence, introduced me to employment and brought me several steps closer to adulthood. I cannot express how much this service has changed and impacted my life for the better” (young person suffering from severe anxiety and missing education – after being supported to find a work experience placement has now started a level 3 course and gained a part time job)
To talk to someone about Youth Support please contact us on 01225 396980 or email YouthConnect_SupportServices@bathnes.gov.uk or write to us at Youth Connect, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath BA11JG.
Youth Connect often have part-time vacancies for those who enjoy working with young people aged 13-19 years. Most vacancies are in youth hubs and street work, for after-school and evening work. All staff must be qualified to a minimum standard NVQ Level 2 or ideally Level 3.
Occasionally we have full-time vacancies. Staff would need a substantial amount of experience and ideally should be already qualified to a minimum Level 4 standard.
For all vacancies including voluntary go to Bath & North East Somerset Job Vacancies or contact Youth Connect using the details on this page.