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Youth Worker - Shift work 3 days per week - Merrylands

  • 498936
  • 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.

  • Rotating Shift work - 3 days per week in Merrylands
  • Opportunity to promote hope & recovery in young people
  • SCHADS Level 3 + penalties + Super + Salary packaging benefits

Applications close - Monday, 23 May 2022

Role Overview:

This role is responsible for the provision of safe and appropriate accommodation and support services to residents through the delivery of high-quality care to service users.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with intake and assessment where relevant to the role
  • Develop and monitor support plans/individual case plans, based on Services Practice Guidelines
  • Provide individual assistance for clients in line with support plans and identified goals

Essential Criteria:

Qualifications:
• Certificate IV in Community Services, Mental Health, Youth Work or other relevant field
• First Aid Certificate

Experience:
Typically this role will require 2 or more years’ experience in your field of expertise. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be organised, systematic, thorough, accurate and disciplined. You will be continuing to develop in your area of expertise and be expected to provide innovative ideas to solve problems in your discipline. It is expected that you will possess good skills at navigating a complex organisation, forging relationships, and managing through influence rather than direct authority as required.
• Experience working with vulnerable people, relevant to the service (Men, Women, Youth)
• Knowledge of best-practice for Specialist Homelessness funded Services
• Computer proficiency and demonstrated ability to maintain timely and accurate client information

Even better:

• Previous experience working in Crisis
• 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
  • Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
  • Career development 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 0438 206 164 or rrivera@uniting.org .  Ref 498936

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