Youth Development Programme 2019
If you are a year 12 or 13 Gateway student who is interested in youth work, social work or other careers in the social services sector, then Youthline Wellington has a programme for you.
Youthline Wellington has been running a Youth Development Programme (YDP) since 2011. The purpose of YDP is to provide an opportunity for year 13 Gateway students in the Wellington region to gain valuable skills and knowledge in the social services field. The programme consists of weekly 3 hour sessions over the school terms 2 and 3, in Wellington Central, and Porirua. Students who participate and complete all course work and maintain an attendance of over 80% will gain a New Zealand Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work, and 44 NCEA Level 3 Credits.
On the weekend of April 13th and 14th 2019, We will be running the Good2Great workshop in Wellington. This will mark the beginning of the Youth Development Programme and is compulsory for all prospective YDP participants. This is a leadership and personal development workshop which will be focusing on giving participants opportunities to personally reflect, connect with new friends and empower young people with tools for social change. You can find more information about Good2Great here.
Here are some quotes from past students:
"I enjoy the interaction between the group and facilitators and how they're interested in how you are and what you've been doing and genuinely interested in your opinion or comments towards the topic at hand. I'm getting friends out of this course and people skills learning from the other people's experiences and how even through we're from different backgrounds we're still important."
“I enjoy learning about how we handle ourselves in different ways throughout different challenges in life. I have learnt about the Treaty of Waitangi in a much better way compared to learning it at school.”
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 YDP applications are now open and will close on 22nd February 2019. Students/Colleges will be notified by 1st March 2019.
Personal Development Process
We have a fantastic personal development process for people wanting to become Youthline Wellington counsellors and youth workers. The process involves a full day orientation to Youthline Wellington, followed by four evening sessions over two weeks (either Monday, Wednesday or Tuesday, Thursday), and culminates in a weekend camp. Following the camp we hold a final closing night, where participants learn whether they are invited onto our formal training.
We aim to make the personal development process a worthwhile, stand-alone process, that is beneficial to all participants, whether or not they go on to participate in formal training to become Helpline Counsellors.
The process involves a group of up to 9 participants working through a range of exercises, role plays and discussions, allowing exploration and expression of their skills as potential counsellors and youth workers in a safe learning environment. Participants are given the opportunity to examine their own biases and personal needs, and develop an understanding of how these affect their role in a helping relationship. Full participation is requested, and the accent is on fun as well as learning.
The personal development process is facilitated by experienced Youthline members, with support from an experienced supervisor available to both participants and facilitators.
If you would like more information about our personal development process, or to apply, please contact us.