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For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.
Navigator is a voluntary support program funded by the Department of Education and Training to support disengaged young people (12-17 years of age) overcome barriers and successfully re-engage with education.
The program actively works with these young people providing assertive outreach and case management support to provide intervention and strategies for school / education re-engagement. This is facilitated by enhancing linkages to support services and professionals. Navigator is part of Victorian Government’s Education State strategy and designed to reduce the number of vulnerable young people who disengage from main stream education.
The Student Engagement Case Manager will work within a multidisciplinary team of professionals to support young people who are struggling to engage in an education program.
The Case Manager will provide assessment, educational planning and ongoing support.
You will require the ability to;
You will have experience in outreach support and/or case management with young people, particularly young people who are disengaged from education and socially isolated or at risk aged between 12-17 years, and a high level of computer literacy, experience in report preparation and maintenance of case notes.
You require the capacity to understand, work and support young people, their family and networks within a community environment and the skills to engage, negotiate and advocate with local partners and education and training organisations and will have a tertiary qualification in Community Services, Education, Social Work or similar field.
Applications including resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria for the position to be submitted online via our website by clicking apply now.
Queries to Darren Teller, Team Leader Education & Youth Transitions on (03) 5134 5971.
Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.
Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.
Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.