Youth Worker

Youth Worker

Youth Workers provide practical and emotional support to children and young people. The average salary of a Youth Worker is $51,996 per annum.

As a Youth Worker, you'll facilitate programs that address the behavioural, welfare and protection needs of your clients with additional duties including administration, project planning, and youth supervision.

Salary range
Average salary $51,996
salary range
$46,694
$51,996
$57,298
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
19% by 2020
19%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

How to become a Youth Worker

SEEK Learning can help you find a course to become a Youth Worker that suits your study preferences, lifestyle and location.

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Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Youth Worker are:
NSW
NSW 34.9%
VIC
VIC 23.1%
QLD
QLD 15.5%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Youth Worker are:
  • Able to take initiative
  • Leadership qualities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • A non-judgemental attitude
  • Able to plan and organise
Source: myfuture.edu.au
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