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Youth Support Worker - Counterpoint Young Women's Refuge

Anglicare Victoria
  • Variety of Weekday, Weekend and sleepover shift work available
  • Roles has been Classified as SCHADS Level 3
  • Looking for female Youth Support Workers only 

About Us

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults.

Anglicare Victoria are the state’s largest provider of Out Of Home Care services and, with the support of a large network of passionate and dedicated staff, provide safe and nurturing homes to young people from a variety of backgrounds. We strive to create an environment where employees feel valued and rewarded, making Anglicare Victoria a great place to work.

The Position

We have an exciting opportunity for a female worker to join the team at Counterpoint Young Women's Refuge.

Counterpoint Young Women’s Refuge accommodates 17-24 year old young women who are currently homeless. The program offers short-term accommodation for a minimum of 6-8 weeks with the goal of sustainable housing upon exit. Young people who leave the program are then offered time limited outreach support.

Counterpoint aims to provide crisis accommodation and intensive case management support with a therapeutic orientation, for young women who have become homeless as a result of violence and sexual assault. Counterpoint is recognised as a safe house and as such the address is undisclosed. 

About you

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A tertiary qualification in Youth Work, Social Work, Psychology, and/or related behavioural sciences.
  • An understanding of the needs of young people who are experiencing homelessness, including those who have suffered neglect, abuse, trauma and personal or family crisis
  • Ability to engage young people and where appropriate, their families, in co-operative, goal-directed working relationships aimed at addressing barriers to stable housing within the crisis accommodation period
  • Flexibility, resilience and the ability to maintain best practice under challenging circumstances.
  • The ability to work effectively with a team to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Victorian Drivers Licence, a Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

Next Steps

A detailed Position Description is available here Download File PD_Counterpoint_North_ Residential Services_Nov_2021 casual.pdf

For all enquiries please  contact Melissa Elgueta on 0437 036 022 or email Melissa.Elgueta@anglicarevic.org.au using the subject line: Youth Support Worker - Counterpoint Young Women's Refuge enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as detailed on the PD.

Please note that on Friday, 7 October 2021, the Victorian Government’s Chief Health Officer issued COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. As an employer, AV is required to comply with the terms of these directions.  Workers covered in these directions are required to have their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday 15 October 2021 in order to perform work outside of their ordinary place of residence. Further, such workers will also be required to have their second dose by 26 November 2021. Please be aware that this role is covered by the Chief Health Officer’s Directions.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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