Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Youth Assertive Outreach Worker

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Work type: Maximum Term Part Time
Location: Ballarat
Categories: Crisis and Homelessness

  • Provide support to vulnerable young people who are experiencing homelessness or rough sleeping
  • Increase your take home pay with up to $15,900 in salary packaging benefits.
  • Part-time, Maximum term position until 30 June 2024, based in Ballarat
About the opportunity

As a Youth Assertive Outreach Worker, you will apply assertive and persistent outreach practices to provide purposeful assistance to young people with complex needs and challenging behaviours. You will offer crucial support and resources to youth facing homelessness and rough sleeping, aiming to address their immediate needs and empower them with opportunities for connection and stability.

In this role, you will also focus on securing safe housing options, building meaningful connections with youth experiencing homelessness, and guide them toward a renewed sense of purpose.

Click here to view the Position Description.

What’s on offer

In addition to base salary plus superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits.

Paid Parental Leave for up to 10 weeks. 

10% discount on Kindergarten and Childcare at Uniting Early Learning Services.

About you

You are looking to join an organisation that truly supports vulnerable Victorians and Tasmanians to improve their lives.

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • A Diploma of Welfare or other relevant tertiary qualifications, experience and/or knowledge of the welfare sector.
  • A current Victorian drivers licence.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide safe environments for children and young people and protect them from abuse and neglect.
  • Extensive knowledge of the homelessness sector, including services, supports and allied services that are available to young people experiencing homelessness.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in engaging and working with young people who are marginalized and disadvantaged, who may be disengaged from their families and the community, with sensitivity to their unique situation.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in the mental health &/or AOD field (desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise, consult and negotiate with other agencies including support agencies, government departments and community service organisations
How to apply

Click APPLY to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.

Please note, interviews may commence prior to application’s closing.

If you’ve questions about the opportunity, please contact Stacey Park – Team Leader, Street 2 Home on 0466 858 776 (During business hours) or

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

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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 relevant Working with Children Check in your State 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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