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
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
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Become a qualified Youth Worker and assist young people with their challenges, maintain their safety, and facilitate community programs.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Be an integral part of giving youth a brighter future as a Senior Youth Worker or Case Manager. Support children and young people's rights while helping them achieve their goals.

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