Code of Ethics

Youth Work Code of Ethics

Youth Work Code of Ethics I remember when I first started as a youth worker. I knew that ethics were important, that they underpinned the work that I did and that a youth work code of ethics existed in Victoria. However, being the gung-ho youth worker that I was, I was more interested in diving […]

Podcast 014: Youth Work Ethics

To support the podcast, donate here Youth Work Ethics In this episode of the Ultimate Youth Worker Podcast ‘Youth Work Ethics’ Aaron speaks with Professor Howard Sercombe about his over two decade looking at and developing Youth Work Ethics documents. Howard Sercombe is a leading youth work academic and practitioner.  He has been a pioneer internationally in thinking […]

Virtue Ethics and Practical Wisdom.

This week we are learning through video. This is a short clip of Barry Schwartz speaking on Virtue etthics and practical wisdom. Enjoy and discuss. If you haven’t yet, sign up for our newsletter to find out all the goings on at Ultimate Youth Worker. (Sign up here) You can also leave us a comment […]

Do you have a code of ethics???

Working with young people has led me to be in some dicey situations throughout my career. I have worked with young people who use drugs like candy, who have been so abused they have no boundaries and those who have no fear of the future and live like it. I have been in flop houses, […]

Ultimate Youth Worker

What makes Ultimate Youth Workers unique?

Ultimate Youth Worker, eh. What makes you an Ultimate Youth Worker then? After seventeen years in the youth sector I have had the opportunity to see the good, the bad and the ugly that can be our cohort. I have seen youth workers who should never have been allowed to start work as they were […]

Podcast 015: Faith and identity

To support the podcast, donate her! Faith and identity In this episode of the Ultimate Youth Worker Podcast ‘Faith and identity’ Aaron speaks with Dr. Julie Morsillo about her work focussing on youth identity development and what impact faith has on this. Julie grew up in Sydney, spent a year in Papua New Guinea with her […]

Podcast 011: What do we mean by profession

To support the podcast, donate here! Podcast #011: What do we mean by profession In todays podcast Aaron brings you into some of his research from his Honours thesis. The question of what we mean when we say youth work should be a profession is one that rarely gets asked in the youth work literature. […]

Professional Youth Work

What do we mean by professional youth work?

There has been a lot of talk over the past few decades about the need for professional youth work. The big issue here is we don’t really know what we mean when we say we need to professionalise! What do we mean by professional youth work?

How do I become a youth worker: Start here.

I want to become a youth worker Over the years I have had hundreds of people speak to me, email me, message me on Facebook even get their parents to reach out with the basic intent of asking the best way to become a youth worker. Honestly I get asked this question so much that I have […]

Youth work: The professional relationship

I have been rereading “Youth Work Ethics” by Professor Howard Sercombe lately. I forgot how good a read it is. Clear, concise and straight to the point. What got me was a really interesting discussion of professions being a relationship. Particularly, that by building this professional relationship we build trust in our clients allowing them […]