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Youth Reconciliation Worker / Counsellor

Hope Street Youth and Family Services


Hope Street Youth and Family Services Limited ("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 western and northern growth corridors of Melbourne. The Youth Reconciliation program offers one-to-one counselling and support so that young people can establish and maintain constructive relationships with family and broader support networks.


We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Youth Counsellor/Psychologist with sound experience in providing counselling and reconciliation services to young people and their families. In this role:

  • You will utilise a solution-focused, strengths-based approach to provide short-term counselling and support services (maximum three months) to Hope Street’s clients.
  • You will have the opportunity to facilitate a range of workshops and presentations with young people as well as conduct presentations for staff for capacity building.

This is an excellent opportunity to be instrumental in establishing effective teams in a dynamic environment. Please refer to the attached Position Description for more information about the role.


  • Work for a growing, purpose-driven organisation + Contemporary, supportive team
  • Autonomous role + Regular clinical supervision from an experienced psychologist
  • Receive up to $18, 450 of your salary tax free due to NFP salary concessions
  • Full time role - Located in Brunswick West close to public transport and urban cafes

About you

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

If this role sounds like a good fit for you we encourage you to apply. This is an excellent opportunity to join a workforce that is passionate about achieving quality outcomes for young people.


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.

Don't delay with your application - Refer to the Application Instructions by clicking on Apply Now. Applications close on Tuesday 11th May 2021 at midnight.

A position description is attached.

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 qualified candidates from a diverse range of racial, social, cultural, gender and disability backgrounds that reflect our community.

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