Youth Social Worker

Youth work in Australia – support young people to create opportunities in their lives

1.Describe three of the factors associated with positive group dynamics and three of the factors associated with poor group dynamics.

2.Identify the principles of effective case planning practices.

3.Explain how a strengths perspective might be used to identify a young person’s strengths and resources.

4.What are the statutory requirements of duty of care when working with young people?

5.What are five of the personal values that youth workers need to have to help young people to grow and change?

6.What are at least five communication strategies that a youth worker might use to listen actively to a young person’s stories and experiences to clarify issues?

7.Explain procedures and policies related to child protection and reporting of suspected child abuse.

8.How can you keep track of relevant support services and specialists and their guidelines for access and service provision?

9.Describe aspects of human development related to young people in Erikson’s stages of human development?

10.Identify a framework relevant to cultural practices and customs of the community and the young people in the service.

11.How might a youth worker promote a young person’s rights and choices in ways that respect their values and beliefs consistent with legislation and professional responsibility?

Q. List and describe three characteristics of effective groups. (50-80 words each)
1. Interpersonal interaction –
2. Interdependence and cooperation –
3. Conscious acknowledgment of membership –

Q. How can you use collaboration and consultation to engage in, and manage group planning processes? Discuss in 180-220 words

Q. List five communication techniques you might use when facilitating group activities

Q. What additional support might you seek when you are planning and conducting group activities? Discuss in 50-80 words