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What’s it like to be a Youth Worker?
Youth workers work with and support young people, either individually or in
groups, by developing and facilitating programmes that address social,
behavioural, welfare, developmental and protection needs.
Youth workers work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals,
corrective institutions, youth refuges, community centres and organisations
such as Scouts, Guides, YWCA and YMCA. They also work in places where young
people congregate, including shopping centres, parks and reserves. Youth
workers often work unsupervised and much of their work takes place outside
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Youth Worker earn an average of $1132 per week. The
[average annual salary for this job is $58864 excluding super.]
- able to take initiative
- leadership qualities
- good interpersonal and communication skills
- able to work independently
- a non-judgmental attitude
- able to plan and organise.
This job also involves:
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Para Professional Jobs
Jobs in this group usually require completion of secondary education and/or
completion of some further study of a vocational nature, such as a Diploma or
an Advanced Diploma.
Jobs in this group usually require completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree,
or extensive relevant experience. Some jobs also require post-graduate study,
such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master Degree.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of ECONOMICS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases an economics-related subject is a pre-
requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of HOME ECONOMICS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a home economics-related subject is a
pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of INDUSTRIAL ARTS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases an industrial arts-related subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Youth Worker
Youth workers may perform the following tasks:
- interview young people to identify problems and act as advocates (representatives) for them, raising these issues with relevant government authorities
- advocate for young people who have a grievance with government departments or other organisations
- assist with developing policies relating to young people
- provide support and advice to young people experiencing difficulties, such as family problems, unemployment, illness, drug abuse and homelessness
- arrange and provide counselling, food, shelter or clothing
- assess risks and provide intensive short-term crisis counselling for victims of domestic violence or child abuse
- arrange for the referral of clients to appropriate specialists or community agencies
- provide information about community services and resources available for young people
- plan, conduct and evaluate programmes for young people in areas such as employment and training, education, self-development, accommodation, welfare and counselling
- plan and organise activities such as sports, handicrafts, dancing, drama, hiking, bushwalking and holiday camps
- establish and supervise youth clubs and small neighbourhood support groups in the local community
- write reports and submissions requesting funding for continuing programmes and new projects
- evaluate data relating to the effectiveness of community support services
- work closely with teachers, social and welfare workers, local authorities, health professionals, refuge workers, parents and, in some instances, the police.
Family Support Worker
A family support worker works with families experiencing financial,
relationship or other difficulties. They offer practical help, emotional
support and advice about coping strategies, so as to allow children to stay
with their families rather than be placed under the care of the state.
An accommodation worker assists young people living in supported accommodation
environments, including crisis services, hostels, shared housing and
Detached (Street Based) Youth Worker
A detached (street based) youth worker builds working relationships with young
people in public spaces such as parks, shopping centres or on the streets.
Young people are then provided with information and support to meet their
Drug and Alcohol Worker
A drug and alcohol worker provides support to young people looking to decrease
or stop using drugs and alcohol when it becomes a problem for them. They may
work in rehabilitation centres, counselling services, health services or in
other community settings.