YouthWorX NT has a rich history of collaborating with local community agencies rather than competing with them to test, develop and share ‘best practice’ service models to improve the lives of young people and their families.
A key pillar of YouthWorX NT’s effectiveness in providing services and support to young Territorians is its strong, collaborative partnerships with the NT Government, local businesses, local community organisations and education providers – developed and nurtured over the past two decades. Harnessing the Community Effort is the term YouthWorX NT uses to describe the way it works in partnership with other providers to deliver the opportunities, networks and resources that young people need. This guiding principle values the expertise, knowledge, contributions and existing work of the community and builds upon, rather than duplicates, community assets.
OUR LEADERSHIP INTITIATIVES
SOCIAL PRACTICE LEARNING HUB
YouthWorX NT will be delivering specialist training to support and improve outcomes in child protection, youth justice and youth mental health.
The contract was awarded in recognition of the ongoing commitment and success of YouthWorX NT in understanding the cultural and social context of the NT, while delivering programs that meet best-practice standards when working with the most vulnerable.
NATIONAL YOUTH EMPLOYMENT BODY
Established in 2018, the National Youth Employment Body (NYEB) enables local and national collaboration to address local barriers to youth employment and to understand what is required for a mutually beneficial alignment of labour market supply and demand.
The NYEB is a coalition of people and organisations invested in addressing youth unemployment through the development of local to national responses that meet the needs of young people and industry alike, and ultimately drive systems change.
NATIONAL TtW COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
YouthWorX NT partners with eleven other providers in thirteen regions across Australia, to drive a consistent and collaborative approach to the delivery of the Transition to Work service. It ensures the program is delivered through the lens of Advantaged Thinking – to move away from deficit, disadvantaged or problem-focused thinking, towards jointly creating real jobs, real education, and real community connections.