Youth Case Worker Courses

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What does a Youth Case Worker do?

Youth Case Workers are assigned to individual children or teens, working one-on-one to help improve their quality of life. You’ll need advanced interpersonal skills in communication, deep listening, and counselling to build trust with your clients.

As a Youth Case Worker you could be helping your clients access social security payments, collaborating with the justice system, or just checking on their foster homes and family environment. Youth Case Workers have to keep clients files up-to-date and lodge specific documents with government departments, so you’ll need a good understanding of Australian social welfare systems.

Youth Case Worker Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Youth Case Worker.

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How much do Youth Case Workers earn?

In Australia, a full time Youth Case Worker generally earns $1,328 per week ($69,056 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience can you expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Youth Case Workers?

Opportunities for Youth Case Workers in Australia are expected to grow over the next 5 years with several hundred new jobs opening up each year. Youth Case Workers are employed by community service organisations and government departments.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Youth Case Worker?

You could get started as a Youth Case Worker with a Certificate IV in Youth Work combined with the Diploma of Community Services (Case Work). The nationally recognised diploma covers all aspects of case work. You could realistically complete these qualifications in 1-2 years, volunteering in your spare time to get some real-world skills. Youth Case Workers also require a national police check and working with children clearance.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Case Management and Child Welfare, Youth and Family Intervention and Youth Work.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au