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Youth Development Worker

Launch Housing
  • Work with Melbourne's most progressive housing and homelessness organisation
  • Part time Fixed-term (through to 04 January 2023), 56 hours per fortnight
  • From $74,910 base (Pro-rata) + super + salary packaging
  • Wellbeing days in addition to holiday leave
  • ​​A mixture of night shift and day shifts. Must be available on a 24/7 roster

Who we are:

Launch Housing is an independent Melbourne based community organisation passionately committed to ending homelessness. From providing high-quality housing to an innovative range of support, education, and employment services, we bring solutions to homelessness under one roof for thousands at risk of or experiencing the crisis and trauma of homelessness. With over 400 staff working across 14 locations in metropolitan Melbourne, we combine direct action with advocacy, research, and innovation to drive widespread change.

What you'll do:

We have an exciting opportunity for a positive and energetic Youth Development Worker to drive our advantaged thinking practice approach at our Education First Youth Foyer in Glen Waverley.

The Victorian Education First Youth Foyers provide integrated learning and student accommodation in mainstream educational settings for young people aged 16-24 years, who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Using an advantaged thinking approach, they are designed for young people who have the ambition and motivation to engage in education and training but have been unable to do so due to a range of structural, institutional and personal barriers. Youth Development Workers run groups for students, respond to needs as they arise, and manage operational requirements of the site. The role includes direct support to a case load of students and running group activities for all Foyer students.

Note: The role requires a mixture of night shifts and day shifts. The successful candidate must be available on a 24/7 roster.

For further information on the role please refer to the position description.

Who you are:

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in working in youth programs and understanding of the challenges that face young people of this background. You will have an unwavering belief in young people, be an outstanding role model to fellow staff as well as the students living at the Education First Youth Foyer, and recognise that education is essential to breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that uses innovative education and housing practices, this exciting and challenging position offers applicants the opportunity to build and empower the lives of youth experiencing homelessness.

Our Benefits:

In return we offer great staff benefits including flexible working environment, free and confidential Employee Assistance Program, salary packaging and training and ongoing career opportunities across multiple Launch Housing teams. The salary is $74,910 per annum (pro-rata) + super.

How to apply:

Please see the full position description attached below. To apply for this opportunity, click Apply Now. If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Alexandra Lebret on 03 9564 6488.

Please note there is no closing date for this role and shortlisting will occur on a rolling basis, so please don't delay in submitting your application.

A position description is attached.

Launch Housing is committed to child safety and is an Equal Opportunity employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or queer. We acknowledge Lived Experience as a unique expertise, and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.

Ref code: 5738089.

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