Youth Worker

Also known as Youth Officer, Youth Support Worker.
Assists young people as individuals or groups to solve social, emotional and financial problems in an agency framework.
Training time 11 months - 4 years
Average pay $46,870
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,400

What does a Youth Worker do?

  • assessing clients' needs and planning, developing and implementing educational, training and support programs
  • interviewing clients and assessing the nature and extent of difficulties
  • monitoring and reporting on the progress of clients
  • referring clients to agencies that can provide additional help
  • assessing community need and resources for health, welfare, housing, employment, training and other facilities and services
  • liaising with community groups, welfare agencies, government bodies and private businesses about community issues and promoting awareness of community resources and services
  • supporting families and providing education and care for children and disabled persons in adult service units, group housing and government institutions
  • supervising offenders on probation and parole
  • assisting young people to solve social, emotional and financial problems


  • Juvenile Justice Officer
  • Youth Accommodation Support Worker
  • Youth Liaison Officer

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Community Services
Certificate III in Community Services
Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
Certificate IV in Youth Work
Diploma of Community Services
Diploma of Counselling
Diploma of Youth Work