Youth & Family Support Worker
Job no: 495858
Work type: Maximum Term Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location: Melbourne East
Categories: Child, Youth and Families, Crisis and Homelessness
- Leading community services organisation
- Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
- Based at Mount Waverley
- Two opportunities available:
- Part time 2 days per week | Ongoing
- Full time | 3 month maximum term contract
About the opportunity
We have an opportunity for two Youth & Family Support Worker to join our Child, Youth and Family Preservation Program. The role will provide support to vulnerable young people who may be at risk, in crisis or experiencing homelessness.
The Youth & Family Support Worker will undertake risk and needs assessments, and work collaboratively with families to develop Action Plans that address areas of conflict or concern. The role will deliver support through a range of flexible intervention strategies including case management, youth support, family mediation, parenting advice and liaison with schools and other specialist services. Ultimately, the role will aim to strengthen the family environment and reduce the need for Child Protection involvement.
View the full position description here
To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a Certificate IV (or higher) qualification in youth work, social work, psychology or a related discipline.
You will also have:
- Previous experience within the homelessness services and/or child, youth and family welfare sectors
- Demonstrated experience in undertaking risk assessments and planning appropriate intervention strategies
- Capacity to work flexibly and innovatively to meet the needs of young people and families
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
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
Applications close Monday 21 June 2021
Get in touch
Gillian Harris-Dawson – Manager, Child, Youth and Family Preservation East
T: 0403 353 516 (during business hours)
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