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Youth Support Officer

NSW Police Legacy

About NSW Police Legacy

NSW Police Legacy enhances the lives of legatees by providing support to the families who have suffered a loss through the provision of meaningful benefits, services, and advocacy. We strive to ensure that no partner or child of a deceased or former serving officer will ever feel forgotten or in need and they continue to feel connected to the police family.

Our Vision

The charity that supports the families of serving and retired police officers impacted by loss

Our Purpose

Provide support and social connection for the families of deceased officers

Our Values

Respect: We honour the proud traditions of policing and the Police Family

Compassion: We take pride in providing compassionate and long-term support to the people in our care

Family: We embrace the camaraderie and unique bond found across the Police Family

Trust: We are a trusted partner for our legatees and supporters

Further information can be obtained by viewing our internet site at: www.policelegacynsw.org.au

About the Youth Support Officer role

The role involves working with our legatee children and young adults in both individual and group based activities with an early intervention and prevention focus. We aim to strengthen their skill set with coordination of activities that offer teen life skills support, confidence building programs, leadership development programs, transitioning to work assistance and creating a mentoring program within our legatee circle.

The attached position description provides further details on the key aspects of this role.

To be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate that you have the following skills and experience:

  • Minimum qualifications of Cert III or IV in Community Services or Youth Work.
  • A minimum of 3 years working with young people aged 0-25 years.
  • Good understanding of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1988 and related legislation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven background in developing key relationships with external agencies and services.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated high level of empathy and understanding to support youth and their families impacted by grief and bereavement.
  • Demonstrated competent practice regarding professional boundaries.
  • Broad working knowledge of services provided by mental health, social, welfare and community organisations for children and youth and sensitivity to contemporary issues faced by the youth of today.
  • Excellent time management skills including setting objectives and priorities and planning and organising to meet deadlines.
  • Computer literacy and experience using a database.
  • A valid NSW Driver’s license.
  • A current First Aid Certificate or commitment to obtain before commencement.

Before starting work with NSW Police Legacy you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

For further information regarding this position please phone Leisa Doherty on (02) 9060 0707.

A position description is attached.

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