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Detour Youth Coach

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Work type: Permanent Part Time
Location: Goulburn North East
Categories: Child, Youth and Families

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Shepparton location, Part-time (60.8 hours per fortnight), ongoing position

About the opportunity

The Detour program is an early intervention program for young people aged 12-24 years and their families or significant adults. Delivered in partnership with Melbourne City Mission, Uniting and Kids Under Cover, the initiative aims to address potential homelessness in young people by providing intensive wrap-around coaching support services by assisting with individualised intensive support packages.

The program aims to provide access to early intervention and prevention services, implement a new approach that helps young people develop the skills and resources they need to achieve their potential, ensures young people commit to an integrated plan that creates a pathway to successful independence, and connects young people to their families, community and the right support at the right time.

View the position description here.

About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An appropriate tertiary and / or post-graduate qualification is preferred, with relevant experience in the community, human services or social welfare sectors.
  • Experience in working with and providing casework to young people and their families, particularly within the context of early intervention and youth homelessness.
  • Knowledge and experience with the youth homelessness sector and / or mainstream services.
  • Extensive knowledge of casework principles.
  • The capacity to deliver group work initiatives.
  • An understanding of key issues as related to youth homelessness and family breakdown.
  • Knowledge and / or experience in Action Research and other related participatory engagement strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in strength-based casework practice and group work.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover Letter (outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications closes on 21 August 2020

Get in touch

Grace Hearn, Team Leader Youth Services 0407 492 746

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Visit us:

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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