1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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3421-13

      Youth Worker
      Youth Officer
      Youth Support Worker

Assists young people as individuals or groups to solve social, emotional and financial problems in an agency framework.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • provides support and information to young people about welfare and other youth accommodation and community services
  • plans, designs and supervises activities for young people such as sports, handicrafts, dancing, drama, hiking and bushwalking
  • provides counselling, support and crisis services
  • may plan and organise activities for young people in the community, such as establishing and supervising clubs
  • may work under the supervision of a health, sport, recreation or welfare worker

Specialisations:
Juvenile Justice Officer
Youth Accommodation Support Worker

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