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Youth Worker

  • 501135
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Youth and Families - Coordinator
  • Youth and Families - Practice, Quality and Support
  • Part time closed period contract

Specialist Homelessness Services SHS Youth of Uniting provides crisis supported accommodation with case management, for people aged 16-24 years old, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our services provide 24/7 onsite support and assistance with education, employment, referral into counselling services, health services, living skills and parenting programs.

  • Shift work Rotating Roster - 3 nights 3:30 - 11:30 PM + Sleepover - Shd be available FT
  • Opportunity to promote hope & recovery in young people - Merrylands
  • SCHADS Level 3 + penalties + Super + Salary packaging benefits

Role Overview:

The Youth Worker is responsible for assisting clients to access safe, affordable and stable accommodation.  This includes providing holistic support and advise from intake to exit.  The Youth worker will also offer referral to medical services.  You will assist in enabling clients to overcome barriers which have contributed to their homelessness or risk of homelessness. 

Essential Criteria:

  • Certificate IV in Community Services, Mental Health, Youth Work or other relevant field
  • 2 or more years’ experience in within the homelessness support sector or similar. You will be continuing to develop in your area of expertise and be expected to provide innovative ideas to solve problems in your discipline.
  • Experience working with vulnerable people, relevant to the service 
  • Knowledge of best-practice for Specialist Homelessness funded Services

Even Better:

  • Identify and Respond to Risk of Harm training
  • Cultural Awareness training
  • Mental Health First Aid

To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Position criteria.

Benefits & culture

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. 

  • Salary packaging entitlements, company rewards
  • Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
  • Career development & progression opportunities

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.

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on rrivera@uniting.org .  Reference 501135

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