Aaron Garth is a youth work Academic and the Executive Director of Ultimate Youth Worker. Aaron has worked as a youth worker in a number of settings including local church, street drug and alcohol outreach, family services, residential care, local government and youth homelessness since 2003, and has worked as a youth work educator since 2013.
Aaron is a regular speaker at camps, retreats, and youth work training events and is a dedicated volunteer with a number of community organisations including: Innovation Youth Centres, the Australian Association of Social Workers and St John Ambulance Victoria. Aaron is a graduate of Latrobe University (Master of Social Work) and RMIT University (Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work) and (Bachelor of Social Science (Honours). He lives in Melbourne, Victoria with his wife Jennifer and their daughters Hope, Zoe, Esther and Niamh and son Ezra.
A consummate youth worker Aaron seeks to see the Australian youth sector realise its goals of professionalisation. A member of the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, Youth Workers Association and the Australian Association of Social Workers, Aaron is involved throughout the industry to meet this goal. Aaron’s core areas of focus are youth worker training, youth mental health, staff development and youth worker self care.
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