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Youth Specialist - Youth Justice - Katherine

Save The Children

Be part of Save the Children's Back on Track program, an NT government initiative which aims to prevent youth crime, divert young people away from the youth justice system and provide alternatives to detention. We need you to join a dedicated team to maximise the impact of our programs on the lives of young people, so we're seeking someone with a passion for assisting our communities' most vulnerable youth.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. In the Northern Territory, we support families by tackling issues at a community level to help children get the best start in life. See here for more information on our work across the Territory.

Where you come in:

In this full time, fixed-term position (to end of September 2023, with potential for extension), based in Katherine, you'll work with the Back on Track team to you'll provide one to one mentoring with young people to build a strong trusting relationship and develop individualised goals. You'll work to offer practical assistance such as transport and encouragement to attend appointments, making referrals and supporting young people to engage with a variety of services whilst reconnecting to family, community, and culture. As part of our NT Programs Team, you'll report to the Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Working closely with the qualified Back on Track Teacher
  • Developing rapport with young people through an assertive outreach approach
  • Supporting young people to access education, health, recreation and other services, and building on these referral pathways
  • Working with other key stakeholders to strengthen collaborative practice to ensure young people receive coordinated supports
  • Completing administrative tasks such as maintaining case notes, administering client assessments and report writing

Does this sound like you?

Your empathy, creativity and motivation to see young people grow will help you work in partnership to achieve outcomes, and you have a passion for assisting our communities' most vulnerable youth. Your understanding and remarkable communication skills see you nurture engagement from young people, their families and the wider community.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

This role requires:

  • Ability to work with at-risk young people, with complex needs
  • Knowledge of the issues facing young people in the community, including trauma, neglect and abuse
  • Strong time management, organisational and record keeping skills
  • Degree or Diploma in a relevant field, or significant equivalent experience
  • Current valid Driver's Licence

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Award rate salary (slightly above SCHADS Level 5.1) plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Festive leave in addition to regular annual leave
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Significant internal employment, progression and development opportunities

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

For any enquiries, contact Bev Patterson on 0418 823 810.

Position Description - Youth Specialist - BOT Katherine

For more information about the program and the team that the role will work in, see our Program Profile.

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We're dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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