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Youth Worker

Youth Workers provide health, social and cultural services for youth in our community at council owned or sponsored facilities. Councils may also have more general community services job roles available, like the one described in this video.

Jen Barren

Jen Barren is a Youth Health Officer “I did my Bachelor of Teaching and then taught, and I did a Degree in Social Work. I worked as a volunteer overseas, and for ‘Youth With A Mission’ in India before taking this job with Dorset Council in Tasmania’s north east coast.

My job is incredibly varied. Some weeks I’m not in the office at all. I help attract activities and resources into the area for youth, and I counsel young people. I think what I find most rewarding is that young people in this area know they can make their ideas work with our support”.

Training available in Tasmania

  • Certificate IV in Youth Work, or Certificate IV in Community Services see TasTAFE.



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