What is a youth worker and what makes us unique and distinct from other professions who engage with young people? Here at the Youth Work Association the answer is clear; We subscribe to the definition provided by the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition.
This nationally agreed definition was developed collaboratively with our sector in October 2013. More information about this definition and its elements can be found here on this website. So next time you are asked what a youth worker is, you can proudly refer to this definition.