- Job posted on: 8th Sep 2021
- Applications close:
At ACSO, we look for people who believe in second chances, who share our values and are passionate about supporting clients in the community. If this sounds like you, read on!
The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a vibrant, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We are an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community where prison truly is the last resort. Our purpose is to strengthen the wellbeing of our communities by advocating for and delivering services which divert people away from the justice system.
The Youth Outreach Recovery Service (YORS) supports young people (16-25 years) who are experiencing mental health symptoms and other complex needs across Loddon Mallee who require psychosocial outreach support pre- and post- entry to a Youth Residential Rehabilitation (YRR) service, or as an alternative to a YRR placement.
The Youth Psychosocial Recovery Worker will work closely alongside client care teams (including, Mental Health services, Youth services, Primary Health services) where these are in place to support a collaborative approach to recovery. In the absence of existing care teams, the Youth Outreach Recovery Service Worker will facilitate appropriate referrals to address the young persons' needs.
The role requires the ability to assertively engage young people through a trauma-informed, recovery-based approach. While services are delivered predominantly by outreach and telehealth, other methods of engagement will be employed as preferred by the young person. In addition to providing outreach to a caseload of young people, the Youth Psychosocial Recovery Worker may deliver Bridging, Brief Interventions, and group interventions to those awaiting allocation to the service.
If you think you'd be a great fit - we'd love to hear from you!
To apply and view the position description (PD), please click Apply Now and provide a copy of your resume, a brief covering letter and a document outlining responses to the selection criteria found in the PD.
Please contact Sarah Skate, YORS Team Leader, on 0499 202 679 to learn more about this position.
Please note, as ACSO is an NDIS provider, the successful candidate must hold an NDIS Worker Screening Check Clearance and WWCC before they commence employment in this position.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
ACSO proudly acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's first peoples and pay respect to their rich culture, lores, customs and elders past and present. We strongly embrace the spirit of reconciliation and continue working towards ensuring an equal voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, particularly those who have been touched by the justice system.
The Australian Community Support Organisation embraces diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people regardless of their background. All suitable applicants for this role will be considered regardless of age, ability, race, gender expression, sex, cultural background, spiritual beliefs or lived experience.