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Doorways Youth Caseworker

  • 499093
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Full time closed period contract

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
We welcome all people regardless of their lifestyle, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Doorways Program works alongside youths providing information, referral, "drop in support", crisis services, and strengths-based casework that is driven by the needs of young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Your Opportunity

This role is a full time, closed period for 12 months. This role will comprise of 8 hour shifts covering morning, afternoon, weekends, including public holidays and overnights on a rotating roster.

In a supportive team environment your aim as a Caseworker is to help young people and families receive referral and support to resolve risk factors so they remain living with their families. Where this is not possible help with rapid re-housing, crisis and transition responses and intensive responses for complex needs. 

Your experience ticks the following boxes:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Sciences and demonstrated relevant work experience with young people
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues impacting on homeless young people and families
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive, honest and productive relationships with young people and families.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing a support plan, provide casework support and follow up
  • Ability to provide effective assessment and referral for a variety of issues and facilitate young people's access to services that will meet their needs
  • Ability to initiate and develop positive connections with relevant agencies, programs and services in local communities
  • Excellent communication skills including-advocacy, mediation, conflict resolution, and written skills
  • Ability to contribute to program development and evaluation
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Current driver’s license for work related travel as required, and willingness to transport service users

Even better:

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Competencies in implementing a strength based solution framework


Why Work at Uniting

  • To have a career that matters in an organisation that focuses on making an impact
  • Training and mentoring with the opportunity to improve and learn new skills.
  • You receive up to 5 ex-gratia days (on top of annual leave) at the end of the year.

If you have any questions or require further details, please do not hesitate to contact Soraya Kauhiva on 0466 867 721.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police, reference and Working with Children checks.

Closing date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022. 

 At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

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