Work with us Join our team Join our team Youth Workers Marches Family Network are keen to hear from anyone interested in joining our youth team. A positive attitude, patience and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. Plenty of energy and creativity would also come in very handy! For more information or to request an application pack please call the office on 01568 614908 or click the button below to download an application form. Applicants for youth worker positions must be at least 17 years old. Youth Worker Application Form Youth Worker Job Description Why work with us? There are loads of different reasons to choose youth work and, specifically, working with young people with disabilities. It's fun! It's rewarding It gives you transferable skills for other job roles, including teamwork, communication skills and problem-solving We train you in lots of useful areas, including safeguarding, paediatric first aid, epilepsy management, communication, and moving and handling You meet lots of new people You have lots of new and exciting experiences "I always look forward to a day at Marches. I think the trips are excellent and well thought out. The Saturday play days are brilliant and the activities on offer are always popular. All staff and leaders are extremely helpful, supportive and there is always someone there when you need support. Since starting I have always felt part of a team. I love working with the young people and their families - it makes me feel very proud and honoured to be part of such a fantastic, hard working team. Working for Marches is very rewarding." Eva's Story "I had my first day as a volunteer in 2015. I was interested in lending a hand and seeing what the activity days were all about. I remember my first day vividly, we made mince pies, Christmas cards and did some junk modelling. We made a cardboard Santa's sleigh and I pretended to be a reindeer while the children sat in it...there was so much fun around me. Since then I have grown to love my job and what we as a charity do. Having gone through the ranks, I became a paid youth worker, then a senior youth worker and finally a session leader. My relationships with the children have become so special and getting to know the personalities and quirks of each one of them is amazing, they never fail to make me smile. Through working with Marches Family Network, the charity has provided me with intensive training to cover all areas of my work, my confidence has grown, and my friendship circle has increased. I feel a sense of belonging which spreads from staff to our children, young people and the families we work with. The activities and trips over the years have been weird and wonderful; from messy play to swimming, bowling to safari parks - the memories are endless. The feeling I have after each activity session (no matter how tired I am!) is happiness. The children are happy and so am I!"