City of Swan youth workers finalists in WA Youth Work Awards


City youth and community engagement officer Bec Pudney with youth development co-ordinator Elise Jorgensen. Picture: David Baylis
City youth and community engagement officer Bec Pudney with youth development co-ordinator Elise Jorgensen. Picture: David Baylis

TWO youth workers from the City of Swan have been nominated as finalists in the WA Youth Work Awards, rewarding them for their dedication and commitment to the community.

Rebecca Jorgensen was nominated along with two others in the Professional Youth Worker Award category, and Elise Jorgensen was named a finalist alongside one other in the Youth Work Leader Award category.

This year, WA’s professional body for Youth Work, Youth Work WA, celebrates its 10th year as a formal professional association.

Youth Work WA chairwoman Dana Anderson said the organisation had championed the cause by calling on youth sector organisations to acknowledge the state’s finest youth workers by nominating their staff and leaders for the WA Youth Work Awards.

“WA has a strong and proud history of youth work,” she said. “The awards recognise the high calibre of professional youth workers and the fantastic outcomes they help to achieve for young people.”

The quality of nominations received by the assessment panel this year was high.