This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by youth workers to empower young people to develop sustainable supports beyond intervention.  This unit applies to a broad context of youth work where the young person is the primary client.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - supported at least one young person to develop and use personal resources; - facilitated purposeful discussions between parties to establish effective communications for relationship-building, and; - set goals and developed plan to meet the needs of at least one young person and their family.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - rights and responsibilities of young people accessing the service; - youth worker duty of care requirements and any relevant legislation pertaining to the rights and safety of children and young people; - confidentiality policies and procedures; - range of specialist support services available to young people, families and other stakeholders as parties to the relationships with young people; - mediation processes; - relationship dynamics, including the identification of risk factors relating to abuse of power and power differentials; - principles of client self-determination; - strategies for engaging young people to explore relationships and relationship issues, and; - organisation's codes of ethics, standards, policies and procedures.

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