YSED103 Practicum 1: Working with Youth Organisations and Agencies
10 cp Prerequisites YSED100 History of Young People Teaching Organisation 3 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent.
This unit will provide students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the Youth Work sector and the various sectors and settings within which youth workers operate. Students will also develop an understanding of the range of collaborative practices that characterise contemporary youth work.In this unit students will examine the impact of organisational theory, practice and context on youth work. and experience a comprehensive guest speaker and visiting program. The unit includes: an historical overview of organisational theory, assessing linkages between ideology, forms of organisational structure and the culture and practice of human services agencies. Practical issues pertinent to working in community organisations including occupational health and safety, workplace bullying, submission writing and stress management will be covered in class content. Students will be challenged to consider their own values, and engage in learning principles and experiential learning techniques to develop self-directed learning and autonomous work practices.