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Youth Worker

Concern Australia
  • This position is located at SE Office, Dandenong.
  • This is a 12-month fixed term full time position.

ABOUT US

Concern Australia is a dynamic not-for-profit organisation that has, for the past 50 years, worked with vulnerable young people and children, creating opportunities that see them reach their potential.

Join an organisation that is making a positive difference in the lives of young people!

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced individuals to assist our Inside Out Team to achieve better social and economic outcomes for people in our community.

As a Youth Worker, you will be required to provide young people with safe and appropriate support, case management, advocacy, and information to assist young people to make informed choices about their lives.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUCCEED:

The successful applicant for this position will be able to demonstrate:

Essential:

  • Demonstrated commitment and personal desire to adhere to Concern Australia’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals and to work in a team environment.
  • Tertiary qualifications in either social work, youth work, social sciences or related field.
  • Relevant experience on a similar role, including experience in working with all levels of management and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in being an efficient problem solver and a well-organised coordinator.
  • Knowledge of the Youth Justice system and Child Protection out of home care systems.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
  • Satisfactory National Police Check and International Police Check (International Police Check if applicable).
  • Valid Working with Children Check or relevant Victorian Teaching Registration.

Desirable:

  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Knowledge of the Youth Justice system and Child Protection out of care systems.

If you are passionate about using your skills to make a positive impact in the community, we’d love to hear from you!

This position is classified in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 MA000100, Level 3 with the salary range from $64,000 - $68,000 + super and the level to be commensurate with the skills and experience.

Appointments are subject to eligibility and the legal right to work in Australia.

Appointments are subject to satisfactory Working with Children Check, National Police Check, International Police Check (If resided overseas for a period of 12 months or longer for the past 10 years) and other employment screening or credential checks as determined by the position description.

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination (or valid exemption) prior to commencement in accordance with the Public Health Directions.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Access to competitive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • Supported training and development programs
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • On-site parking

Equal Opportunity Statement

Concern Australia is committed to build and maintain aninclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to people from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with a disability to apply for advertised positions.

If you have the skills to do the advertised role and think you would be a good fit for our organisation, we would love to hear from you!

Child Safety Statement

Concern Australia is committed to providing child safe and protected environments in all its activities and programs and has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse or exploitations. Children have the right to be safe and protected.

For further information, please contact Luke Philp, Program Manager on (03) 9470 2972.

A position description is attached.

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