Our youth workers

 

Our youth workers are resilient and qualified professionals who come from all walks of life and share a passion for supporting young people with complex needs. 

 

This short film features interviews with Dion, one of our youth workers and Leone, one of our case managers, as they talk about what makes youth work so rewarding, what their typical day looks like, and when they really knew they'd made a difference in a young person's life.

This short film features interviews with Henry, one of our youth workers and Alana, one of our case managers, as they talk about what makes youth work so rewarding, what their typical day looks like, and when they really knew they'd made a difference in a young person's life.

This short film features interviews with Bella and Tuifiti, two of our youth workers, as they talk about what makes youth work so rewarding, what their typical day looks like, and when they really knew they'd made a difference in a young person's life.

This short film features interviews with Carmen, one of our youth workers and Andrew, a senior trainer, as they talk about what makes youth work so rewarding, what their typical day looks like, and when they really knew they'd made a difference in a young person's life.

 
While I wanted to get into this line of work in my late teens, I knew I wasn’t emotionally ready. Now, after so many years in other fields, I’ve done a complete 360 and I know this is where I’m meant to be.

While I wanted to get into this line of work in my late teens, I knew I wasn’t emotionally ready. Now, after so many years in other fields, I’ve done a complete 360 and I know this is where I’m meant to be.

Annette

Already a busy mother of five, Annette juggled family life and study to graduate with a degree in Human Services in 2017. Almost immediately, she commenced with Safe Places as a youth worker and now supports dedicated teams of youth work professionals in her role as a case manager.  Annette speaks here about how she drew on her experiences as a mother and carer and learnt to adapt her approach along the way.

Safe Places training helps you process and look behind the extreme behaviours to understand where the young person’s coming from.

Safe Places training helps you process and look behind the extreme behaviours to understand where the young person’s coming from.

Julie

Fostering children for six years stood Julie in good stead when she decided on a career change and moved to the youth care sector. Starting with Safe Places as a youth worker in early 2017, Julie is now a case manager. In this interview, Julie speaks about the different perspectives she's experienced caring for young people, the challenges of both roles and what this has taught her about working from the heart. Listen here.