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Youth Reconciliation Counsellor / Social Worker

Hope Street Youth and Family Services


Hope Street is a leading specialist youth homelessness services in Victoria with over 40 years’ experience in delivering services to young people and young families in the West and North. 


As our Youth Reconciliation Worker you will provide one-to-one counselling and support to young people so that they can establish and maintain constructive relationships with their family and broader support networks.

If you are an experienced Youth Counsellor or Social Worker, with a good understanding of the impact of youth homelessness, we would like to hear from you! 

In this role you will:

  • Utilise a solution focused, strengths based approach to provide short-term counselling and support services (maximum three months) to young clients
  • Have the opportunity to facilitate a range of fun and engaging workshops with young people
  • Facilitate presentations for staff on specific topics for learning and development 

Please refer to the Position Description attached.


  • Be part of a passionate, purpose driven organisation 
  • Work autonomously with regular clinical supervision from an experienced psychologist
  • Receive up to $18, 450 of your salary tax free due to NFP salary concessions
  • Work in Brunswick West close to public transport and cafes

About you

  • You have a Bachelor Degree in either Social work, Counselling or Psychology.
  • You have a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
  • You have an understanding of youth homelessness and pride yourself on your ability to build relationships quickly with your client group
  • You enjoy strengthening the capacity for young people to live interdependently and supporting a young person to achieve self-reliance, stability and self-determination.

If this role sounds like a good fit for you we encourage you to apply! Don't delay your application! 


If you have any questions about this role please contact Sue Scott, Program Manager, on 0481 967 404 (between Monday-Friday 9am-5pm) for a confidential discussion or email careers@hopest.org using the subject line: Youth Reconciliation Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Hope Street is a child safe organisation and is committed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Hope Street is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check prior to commencement of any work.

Hope Street encourages applications from candidates from a diverse range of racial, social, cultural, gender and disability backgrounds that reflect our community.

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