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Youth Support & Advocacy Practitioner

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time, Ongoing role based in Reservoir

About the opportunity

The Youth Support & Advocacy Practitioner provides support for young people aged 10 to 17 years who live, work or study in the City of Yarra. The program is for young people who have been or are currently involved with DFFH Child Protection, or who may be at risk of Child Protection involvement.

The program works with each young person on their goals and issues using a flexible outreach model. The program goals are to address difficulties in the areas of life such as family relationships, education and work, alcohol and drugs, managing self and connection with services and community.

About you

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree in Social Work, Psychology, Youth Studies or a related tertiary qualification relevant to child and family welfare
  • Demonstrated ability as a practitioner in the child, youth and family welfare field
  • Experience in working with vulnerable children and young people
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with young people and their families successfully and completing assertive outreach
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and appropriately respond to risk for young people
  • A commitment to empowerment models of practice
  • An understanding of the ‘Best Interests’ Case Practice Model and Children Youth and Families Act (CYFA) 2005 and 2015 amendments

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by emailing the below:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability by addressing the key/core selection criteria according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Get in touch

Jessica Khoury – Team Leader, Family Preservation & Reunification Response
Judy Walsh – Senior Manager, Placement Prevention
T: (03) 8470 5000

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: www.unitingvictas.org.au 

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce in Victoria receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces. 

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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