Trainee Youth Worker - Part-time (Greece)

Deadline for application: 
07 Dec 2018
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
Refugee Trauma Initiative
Job type: 

The Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI) is recruiting a part-time paid trainee youth worker in our “Symeteho” Youth Leadership Scheme in Thessaloniki. As an integral part of a small and dynamic professional team, the trainee youth worker will be trained to contribute significantly to the operations of the “Dinami” Youth programme and develop the skills to become a leader. The role may require occasional travel outside Thessaloniki.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assisting with various aspects of the planning and implementation of activities under RTI’s Youth Leadership Programme.
  • Supporting community-based educational, social, health, recreational programs/activities for the project participants.
  • Individual communication with event applicants and participants.
  • Updating, editing, and production of event materials (participant lists, resources etc.).
  • Researching possible venues for our projects.
  • Processing of skills assessment forms.
  • Pre-event offsite logistics for courses and workshops.
  • Preparation of social media communication materials.
  • Taking notes in course and workshop sessions and preparing internal reports following the events.
  • Identification of potential new guest experts and facilitators.
  • Researching agencies and organisations for potential partnerships.
  • General administrative support.
  • Contribute to other tasks and projects as assigned by the Youth Psychosocial worker.
  • Organize the communication with the participants.

Your profile

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Greece immediately.
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the field of humanitarian affairs.
  • Able to work flexible hours (Between 9:00 and 17:00) and days including Saturday & Sunday (but, no more than 5 days per week).
  • Fluency in English and Greek required and/or Arabic/Kurdish/Farsi/Urdu preferred.
  • Able to work dynamically and to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected needs.
  • Able to take responsibility for assigned tasks and to respect processes and confidentiality.
  • Capacity to solve problems, to transfer knowledge and to develop new skills.
  • Listening skills and a non-judgmental attitude towards our young participants.
  • Willingness to commit responsibly and to attend all essential training sessions.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Team player, responsive, flexible, able to handle stress and tension effectively and to work within a culturally and linguistically diverse team.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Studies in social sciences, psychology, pedagogy or another relevant field. We also, accept students who are in their last year of studies.
  • Previous experience in working with children or young people at risk.
  • Excellent English and Greek language skills, including both written and verbal communication skills; other professional-level language skills (particularly in Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi and Urdu) are an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft clear and concise texts for external communication.
  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel, databases).

Interested in this job?

Send your CV and Motivation letter at by 7th December 2018.

For more information on RTI’s work please visit our website:

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.


This project is funded by: