Supervision is central to the professional practice of youth workers the world over. However, according to research by AYAC in 2013 less than 10% of Australian youth workers receive the minimum stand of one hour once a month. Supervision is a specialist area of support for youth workers that involves much more than just asking what you have been up to with your clients this week!
Poor supervision leads to many of us struggling with feeling powerless to help our clients, feeling helpless, overwhelmed and eventually leading to burnout. The average career for a youth worker is less than five years and the reason for this is often stated as a lack of support and care from their management team. Have you ever felt like this?
Recognising that you are probably not receiving the support you deserve we have designed an open group supervision program for youth workers across Australia. Once a month youth workers from across the country get together on zoom for a facilitated group supervision session with one of our highly qualified supervisors.
We will build up three areas that make you an exceptional youth worker. First, you as a person. You are no good to your young people if you are not tracking on well. Second, you as the youth worker. Here we look at the knowledge, skills and attributes you need to perform your job role exceptionally well. Finally, we look at you as a professional and what that entails.
When you are ready to take your career to the next level get in touch with our team by filling in the form below and we will get in touch with you shortly.
About the supervisors
All our supervisors are at least degree qualified youth workers with a minimum of ten years of experience in the field.
Each supervisor is required to complete ongoing professional development in the area of supervision as well as attending their own regular supervision sessions.
Each supervisor bring their own experience and knowledge to the supervisory relationship and can cover a range of fields including:
- Organizational change
- Mental health
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Stress management
- Managing high risk clients
- Dealing with colleagues.