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.
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.
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.