• Haere mai, welcome

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    Haere mai and welcome to the online learning resource developed by Careerforce for this topic. US 16850 Work with a young person as a youth worker in the youth development sector (version 5) is part of the Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3). The course page is open and available for all youth leaders and youth organisations to access and use. You will need to be enrolled with Careerforce as a trainee to complete the assessment and gain credit for this unit standard.

    Begin by looking around the course page to become familiar with its layout and see what resources are available. Work through each section with your employer, follow the links and complete the learning activities. They are designed to support your learning and prepare you for the assessment tasks.

  • About this topic

    Getting to know the young people you work with involves more than just finding out what they like or don't like. It's about building intentional relationships so you are better able to support them within your role as a youth worker. In this topic, you'll work together with one young person, develop a profile of them, then support that young person to identify and strengthen a connection that they value.

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    Throughout this topic, you'll get to know two people who work together.

    Codie is a youth leader and Anthony is one of the young people he works with.

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  • Building relationships

    A positive relationship involves getting to know someone well and is the basis for effective youth development work. Relationships take time and effort to build. They doesn't just happen on their own.

    In this section, you'll look at what it means to establish and develop a relationship with a young person you are working with.

  • Profile of a young person

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    In this section, you'll get to know a young person, Anthony, and build up a profile of him. You'll also develop a relationship with a young person you're working with and work together to create a profile of them.

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  • Connections

    There are many different ways we are connected to others. Connections are an important part of our lives and the lives of the young people we work with.

    In this section, you'll continue to develop a profile of a young person you're working with. You'll work together to identify and strengthen some of their connections, with help from your employer.

  • Assessment

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    Congratulations on completing the learning for this topic! Check your understanding of the content by responding to the following statements.

    I can:

    • develop a relationship with a young person that is built on unconditional positive regard, is respectful and shows belief in the young person.

    • explain the roles, boundaries and legal responsibilities that apply to me as a youth worker.

    • work together with a young person to develop a profile of them that identifies their strengths, sense of identity, social connections and needs.

    • help a young person identify their connections.

    • support a young person to strengthen one of their connections.

    If you have responded yes to all of these statements, you are now ready to complete the assessment for US 16850 Work with a young person as a youth worker in the youth development sector.

    Download assessments

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    Assessments are available for free download from the Careerforce library. Printed copies can also be purchased from the Careerforce shop.

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