Youth workers work with families experiencing financial, relationship or other difficulties. They offer practical help, emotional support and advice on coping strategies, allowing children to stay with their families rather than under state care. They work in schools, hospitals, corrective institutions, youth refuges, community centers and organizations such as Scouts, Guides, YWCA and YMCA. They also work in places where young people congregate, including shopping centers, parks and reserves. Youth workers often work unsupervised and much of their work takes place outside normal hours.
General Salary Range: $21K – $50K*
* MN salary information sourced from onetonline.org