- Part Time, 0.5 FTE (19 hours a week)
- 12 months fixed term
- Located at Dandenong Office
We are calling for enthusiastic and experienced individuals to assist Steps Outreach Service to achieve better social and economic outcomes for young people and families who are experiencing, or have experienced, homelessness.
In this position, you will be supporting our team in meaningful ways. This includes, but not limited, to:
- Take part in outreach in Melbourne CBD at night time and make contacts with the groups of young people requiring support.
- Provide outreach support to clients using a strengths-based, client centred approach.
- Advocate and support young people to access appropriate services and resources.
- Liaise with agencies and referral services.
- Complete reporting requirement including case notes, incident reports and evaluation documents as required.
- Assist with promotional and fundraising events.
The incumbent will need to be able to work flexible hours with some evening work required to fit in with the service delivery requirements.
If you are passionate about using your skills to make a positive impact in the community, join our team!
This position is located at Dandenong Office.
This is a part time 0.5 FTE (19 hours a week), 12 months fixed term role.
This position is classified in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 MA000100, with the salary range Level 3 $64 K to $68 K plus superannuation and the level to be commensurate with skills and experience.
Read the Position Description here.
We are seeking a dedicated Youth Worker who can work collaboratively within a team in a non-judgmental manner, is empathetic and solution-focused, can manage change well, and who is professional in their approach to client service delivery. Experience in Youth Work, homelessness or related fields will be highly regarded.
The successful applicant for this position will be able to demonstrate:
- Demonstrated commitment and personal desire to adhere to Concern Australia’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals and to work in a team environment.
- Tertiary qualification in either psychology, social work, youth work, social sciences or related field.
- Relevant experience in a similar role.
- Knowledge on how to work with young people experiencing social disadvantage, including homelessness.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including an ability to write case notes, reports and associated documentation.
- Sound interpersonal skills together with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to liaise with people at all levels and backgrounds, internal and external to the organization.
- Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
- Satisfactory National Police Check and International Police Check (if applicable).
- Valid Working with Children Check or relevant Victorian Teaching Registration.
- First Aid Certificate.
- Knowledge of the Not-for-Profit sector.
Appointments are subject to eligibility and the legal right to work in Australia.
Appointments are subject to satisfactory Working with Children Check, National Police Check, International Police Check (If resided overseas for a period of 12 months or longer for the past 10 years) and other employment screening or credential checks as determined by the position description.
This role is considered an ‘authorised worker’. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination (or valid exemption) prior to commencement.
BENEFITS WE OFFER
- Competitive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
- Supported training and development programs
- Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
- Flexible work arrangements
- On-site parking
HOW TO APPLY
For further information, please contact Anne Mitchell, Manager Steps Outreach Service on 0425 770 048.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the attached position description) to Melanie Lim, HR Officer with the subject line ‘Youth Worker’ via firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be reviewed as they get received.
Read the Position Description here.
Equal Opportunity Statement
Concern Australia is committed to build and maintain an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to people from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with a disability to apply for advertised positions.
If you have the skills to do the advertised role and think you would be a good fit for our organisation, we would love to hear from you!
Child Safety Statement
Concern Australia is committed to providing child safe and protected environments in all its activities and programs and has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse or exploitation. Contact and working with children is a critical responsibility. Children have the right to be safe and protected.