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The perspectives of youth workers in rural Victoria

by Paula Geldens & Lisa Bourke

Youth work is a diverse and challenging career that is continually debated and redefined. Most discussions of youth work, however, have not accounted for differences in geographic location. This paper explores the perspectives of 107 youth workers across rural Victoria in relation to their job satisfaction and support, types of practice, goals and philosophies and the challenges of being a rural practitioner.