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, […]

Podcast 039 Why research must inform your practice

In todays episode of the Ultimate Youth Worker Podcast “Why research must inform your practice” Aaron speaks to us about the need to use evidence based practice in our youth work. We look at the need for professionals to have a theory base in their industry which informs the way they practice. Why research must […]

Child Rights

Podcast 036: Child Rights

In this episode of the Ultimate youth Worker Podcast ‘Child Rights’ Aaron and Jessy give us some insight into the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child and how youth workers can use the articles within it to sharpen their practice.

Walking the Boundaries

Walking the Boundaries

Walking the Boundaries is not just about ‘doing no harm’ to clients, examining codes of conduct, or protecting practitioners from liability or litigation. This powerful, provocative set of cards is designed to help build the skills, knowledge, self-awareness and professional transparency that lie at the heart of respectful practice.

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 […]