Youth Workers support young people facing welfare, behavioural, developmental, social and protection issues. They may offer practical and emotional support and work with individuals or groups.
To become a Youth Worker, you will typically need a vocational qualification. You may also be able to find work if you have relevant experience.
Complete a Certificate IV in Youth Work which will provide you with the basics of working with adolescents and a foundational understanding of the industry.
If you are already volunteering or working in the industry, then a Diploma of Youth Work or Diploma of Community Services may help to broaden your employment outcomes. These qualifications will also give you some leadership skills.
Before finding work as a Youth Worker, you will need a Working with Children Check. A First Aid Certificate would also be beneficial.
- Community Services
- Home Care
- Social Work
- Behavioural Expertise
- Sense of humour