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The 5 best careers working with children

by Craig Boyle
Posted: November 05, 2021

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**This is an updated post**

Working with children can be incredibly rewarding and engaging, not to mention entertaining! If you’re passionate about nurturing and positively influencing young minds, why not turn it into a career? We’ve got plenty of options for you!

Whether you’re helping a child with learning difficulties or advocating for at-risk youth, the combination of challenge, variety and emotional payoff makes working with kids a popular career choice.

Here are five of the best careers you can choose that involve working with children.

Youth Worker

The importance of a Youth worker can’t be overlooked. Youth workers provide advocacy for young people struggling with complex issues. They also provide essential services, such as basic counselling and intervention for at risk and troubled youth.

As a youth worker, you’ll need to take initiative, assess each individual client, and demonstrate a compassionate nature. Once you’ve identified a child’s needs, you will cooperate with government authorities and refer your client to professional services to get your client back on the right path.

Though it can be a challenging career, it’s also extremely rewarding. You’ll be an invaluable supporter for children, and you can make a real, lasting difference in their lives. 

To get started, you can begin studying a CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work now.

Youth Services Coordinator 

If you’re looking to give back to your community and you’re passionate about helping at risk youth achieve their full potential, then this might be the career for you!   

As a Youth Services Coordinator, you might work for a Secondary school, or even your local council. Your primary role is to develop and facilitate programs that support youth education and personal development. In a school setting, you might coordinate activities for at risk youth, monitor attendance patterns, and refer at risk students to appropriate agencies and support services.  

In a council setting, you might provide leadership and coordination of youth focused programs and projects. You may also lead and advise your council on the needs and priorities of youth in the area.  

A career as a Youth Services Coordinator is diverse, rewarding, and it can also be quite a high paying career option!  

So, check out our CHC50413 - Diploma of Youth Work today! 

Children’s Case Manager 

As a Children’s Case Manager, you will provide high quality support to vulnerable children and their families who need specialised assistance. This might include when a child or parent has a disability or mental illness. It may also include intervening on behalf of the child due to unsafe family environments.  

You will most likely work for a government agency or welfare organisation. You will assess the needs, develop and implement case management plans for individual clients, provide ongoing support, and facilitate family mediation, if needed. 

A career as a Children’s Case Manager is extremely hands-on and rewarding. You’ll provide critical support to children and their families when they need it most.  

Feel free to check out our CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services and start your career journey towards a Case Manager today. 

Home Tutor 

Sometimes we all need a little extra help. This is why Home Tutors are invaluable. The focused attention on the student can really help empower them in a way that’s not possible in a busy classroom. 

A Home Tutor can really help bring out the best in a struggling student. You can help them catch up on class, boost their performance, and also their confidence. The one-on-one interaction can be incredibly beneficial for the child, and for you! Tutoring is more than just teaching. You’re also providing mentorship and personal coaching in a convenient, low-pressure environment for a child who needs a bit of extra support.  

The working hours are flexible, and the hourly rate can be attractive! Plus, if you don’t want to travel, there’s even the option of online tutoring from the comfort of your home.  

What are you waiting for? Check out our CHC30213 - Certificate III in Education Support. 

Teacher’s Aide

A Teacher’s Aide provides an essential role in the classroom, helping children with their literacy and numeracy skills and creating a more holistic environment where all students can learn. Typically, you’ll work with children that have behavioural issues or special learning needs. You will most likely support teachers by preparing study materials, assist with lesson plans and supervise students. 

In this role, you’ll need patience, understanding, and the ability to communicate well with children. A teacher’s aide provides the essential support that struggling children need. Without an aide, some children can be left behind in learning. If you want to help change that, study for a CHC30213 Certificate III in Education support now.

If you’re interested in any of these careers, feel free to Get in touch today to find out more. Start building a career working with children by studying online with Open Colleges.

 

Craig Boyle

Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, Craig worked for Open Colleges as a Copywriter. Craig's career passions include marketing, small business, tech, start-ups and leadership.

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