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Becoming a Professional
The professional socialisation of graduating youth workers is a crucial issue to consider. The transition from education to full-time employment is a difficult enough process. The difficulties are magnified for youth workers because they are immediately expected to manage teams effectively, interact with government and religious agencies, represent the needs of young peopl ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published February 23rd 2008 by Lulu Press
(first published February 1st 2008)
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In the context of the move towards the professionalisation of Youth Work in the UK, this gives a useful insight into the challenges specific to those coming from (and working in) a Christian youth work context. She outlines her material according to Fred Davis' six stages of professional development, and offers a seventh point for consideration - the support structures that are in place for youth workers.