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Kicking off a new event series for Youth Workers

Posted about 1 month ago

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​You may not consider yourself as someone who drives change. But here at Edmen Community, we help people realise their potential to be the change young people need to see. From supporting kids in residential care redirect a path to a better future to helping them to develop life skills, as an Edmen Youth Support Worker you make a positive impact that is often life-changing.

To get more people to consider a career in community services and recognise the important contribution Youth Support Workers make, we kicked off our first ChangeMakers event last week in Rockhampton.

The first event in the series brought together experienced Youth Support Workers, industry newbies and those interested in working in residential youth. It was a day jam-packed full of insights into into residential youth support – from work benefits to career pathways to training and qualifications. Guests had the opportunity to ask their employment-related questions, speak to training providers and apply directly to work with Edmen Community.

Fo Ioata, Edmen Community’s General Manager, believes one of the reasons ChangeMakers resonates with Youth Workers and particularly those looking to get into the sector was due to the purpose-driven focus of the event.

“This event really was the first of its kind, moving beyond just “recruitment” and instead looked at the real impact Youth Support Workers make. The enthusiasm and positive response we’ve had from our Rockhampton attendees was fantastic and proves that people are motivated by purpose-driven work, that drives positive change in the community”.

Our next ChangeMakers event will be hosted in South Australia with details to be announced later this year – so watch this space!