The current average salary of an
is $63,500 - 93,200 annually
What does a Youth Worker do?
Youth workers provide advocacy and serve as a role model for teenagers and children, within a youth centre or program.
Read more about the community services industry.
What are the key skills of a Youth Worker?
Youth workers strive to build sustainable, therapeutic relationships with disadvantaged or at risk youth. They must be sensitive to cultural and individual differences and needs.
- Interview mentees and assess their difficulties and the extent of their needs
- Supervise children and keep them safe
- Understand regulations and ensure they are adhered to consistently
- Maintain paperwork concerning clients, their wellbeing and the services they are being provided
- Keep workplace and facilities hygenic and orderly
- Create and organise group activities
How to become a Youth Worker
To become a Youth Worker, you'll need a vocational qualification in either youth work or community services.
We recommend studying a CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services as this can help you broaden your employment outcomes and provide you with some leadership skills.