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Living and Life Skills Worker - Shepparton

The Salvation Army

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

ABOUT US

The Salvation Army is a Christian movement and one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army Youth Services offer an integrated suite of programs engaging with young people across Australia. Our services create intentional avenues for young people to explore opportunities, build support networks, and access, participate and contribute to their communities. Youth services provide a diverse range of programs which include housing and homelessness, driver training, education, employment and training, AOD support, social and community activities, specialist therapeutic responses and youth justice programs.
The Salvation Army's Youth Refuge provides crisis accommodation for young people aged 16-21 where all other options have been exhausted.

The refuge allows a young person to stabilise their situation and receive support to set goals for the immediate future. The program is funded to provide up to six weeks of supported accommodation during which time residents are supported to work toward finding sustainable housing.

We have an exciting opportunity for a values-driven and proactive Living and Life Skills Worker reporting to the Team Leader. This role is instrumental in supporting and guiding young people to identify barriers to independence and to support the development of practical life skills and social skills to successfully transition to independent living in the community. Additionally, the role will aim to improve young people's level of engagement with family, friends, education/employment, and the local community and to develop the capacity to maintain their general health and wellbeing.

This is a permanent full-time position located in Shepparton.

You will have

  • Tertiary qualification in social welfare/sciences or related field, a degree qualification is preferred
  • Relevant experience in a social service environment
  • A current and valid VIC Drivers Licence
  • Valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

What we offer

  • NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax-free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • people with a culturally or linguistically diverse background

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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