Youth workers connect with young people in groups or as individuals. They learn about the issues a young person is facing and support them to solve problems, improve their social and emotional wellbeing and manage their future direction through study and work choices.
Work is at youth centres and community facilities or offices. Travel to meet clients and to attend workshops or conferences may be required.
Suitable for people who are interested in the wellbeing of others. The ability to communicate with people of any age, background and ability is important.
Formal qualifications are required.
Take a Certificate IV in Youth Work
Membership with the Australian Community Workers Association can be useful.
You may also need:
Top skills requested in job advertisements for this occupation.
Working With Patient And/Or Condition: Trauma
Teamwork / Collaboration