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Youth Worker - 2 Full time + 2 Part time positions - Parramatta area

  • 497344
  • 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.

  • 2 Full time + 2 Part time positions. Shift work in Parramatta area
  • Opportunity to promote hope & recovery in young people
  • Good rates plus Generous Salary packaging benefits

Role Overview:

The Youth Worker role is to support young people, transition into more stable accommodation and support services, and offer referral to medical services, increase confidence and self-esteem through supporting them during their time in our crisis accommodation program.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • To assist with intake and assessment, and the development and monitoring of individual case plans for consumers, based on Specialist Homelessness Services Practice Guidelines.
  • Coordination of model of care and maintain contact with consumers at risk of disengagement from services and the community
  • Assist with the monitoring and review of case plans with case manager/coordinator 

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working within relevant field and/or study equivalent
  • Certificate 4 in community services, mental health, youth work, or working towards
  • Demonstrated skills in time management, setting priorities and being able to plan and organise workflows
  • Able to provide administration support to senior staff
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of the larger team and a demonstrated ability to work with Youth using a strengths-based approach
  • Knowledge of best practice for Specialist Homelessness Services
  • Demonstrated engagement with complex clients
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with other professionals to develop partnerships and referral pathways
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Unrestricted Driver’s License
To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Position criteria.

What we offer:

An attractive salary with generous NFP salary packaging benefits, along with professional development and training opportunities in a friendly work environment.

This is your opportunity to promote hope and recovery in peoples lives!

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted and must be prepared to undergo a Criminal Check and Working with Children Check.

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 .  Ref 497344

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