Become a Young Adult Support Worker

Young Adult Support Workers are responsible for supporting young adults in their transition to adulthood. They support them to be safe and healthy, access employment or education. A Young Adult Support Worker is responsible for the overall care of the young adult. Their role is to promote and maintain the mental, emotional and physical well-being of the young adult in their care.

The Job Role

  • Provide support and guidance to young adults.
  • Build trusting relationships with the young adult that are accessible and welcoming.
  • Develop individualised service plans based on the needs of each young adult.
  • Maintain records, reports, and documentation regarding the young adult.
  • Recommend and implement appropriate interventions and techniques to assist with daily living activities.
  • Assist the young adult in attending any meetings, educational programs, community outings and recreational activities.

Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience in providing behavioural support to young adults.
  • Ability to act as a liaison between the young adult and community service providers.
  • Competent in effective communication while being compassionate and self-aware.
  • Ability to recognise and respond to the emotional needs, strengths, and challenges of the young adult.
  • Ability to anticipate and prepare for any behavioural challenges that may arise.