This short programme is for support workers wanting to work with youth, and who need an understanding of how to work in a manner that is safe and ethical, while being able to mentor and support them.
The programme includes recognising and developing the following competencies in your staff:
- The ability to create a safe environment for young people and themselves – defining a safe environment, what constitutes unwanted behaviour and undertaking supervision.
- Being able to implement professional and ethical behaviour in youth work – developing strategies for managing conflict between their own attitudes and values and those of others, apply relevant code and work professionally and ethically.
- Being able to mentor and support young people to identify goals.
- Develop action plans.
Learners must have completed 6 months working with youth and completed the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community) (Level 4) with strands in Community Facilitation, Community Health Work, Mental Health and Addiction, or Social Services (delivered as Careerforce apprenticeship programmes).
Enrolments will be accepted where an approved programme has been completed with another provider.