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What does a Youth Support Worker do?

Youth Support Workers help young people find employment, housing, and education and help them work through a range of social, financial, and emotional problems. You could be checking young people on probation or parole, helping homeless kids find emergency shelter and housing, or designing youth programs to build confidence and self esteem.

As a Youth Support Worker you’ll need advanced skills in communication, deep listening and counselling. Your job can involve a lot of travel as you visit clients in their homes, public housing, schools, or detention centres.

Youth Support Worker Courses

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

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How much do Youth Support Workers earn?

In Australia, a full time Youth Support 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 Support Workers?

Opportunities for Youth Support Workers in Australia are expected to grow over the next 5 years with several hundred new jobs opening up each year. Youth Support Workers are employed by community centres, charities, government departments, schools, and churches, but there are also unpaid volunteer opportunities for Youth Support Workers.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Youth Support Worker?

You could get started as a Youth Support Worker with the Certificate IV or Diploma of Youth Work — but to boost your employability, supporting qualifications in mental health, disability, counselling, or community service might be helpful. They take 6-12 months to complete. You will 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 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