A youth worker is a professional who plans, organises and oversees programs for young people. Youth workers work directly with children and young people, supporting them to build skills, develop positive social interactions and make decisions that are right for them.
ABS definition – Youth Worker ANZSCO 411716
A youth worker ‘Assists young people as individuals or groups to solve social, emotional and financial problems in an agency framework.’
Common occupational titles
Youth Worker, Assessments Officer, Juvenile/Youth Justice Officer, Youth Case Worker/Manager, Youth Outreach Worker, Youth Liaison/Engagement Officer, Youth Project Officer, Youth and Family Services Coordinator, Indigenous Youth Worker, Youth Alcohol and Drugs Worker
Please note: having your occupational title listed does not necessarily mean your work experience is relevant. Please refer to all relevant information.