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Youth Worker - Outreach - Western Suburbs

Youth Support + Advocacy Service
  • Part Time - 60.8 hours per fortnight
  • Remuneration: SCHCADS Level 5 (dependent on qualifications and experience) Annual Salary plus 10% super
  • Access to generous salary packaging options
  • Located in Hoppers Crossing and Sunshine

About us

About us Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive, youth specific community service organisation that enables young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. YSAS is a Child Safe organisation. We actively promote the safety and wellbeing of young people, and are committed to protecting young people from harm or abuse who come into contact with and/or access our service. Applicants must undergo rigorous screening and recruitment processes, including providing evidence of current WWCC and National Police Check. About the Position

Working within the Youth CALD AOD Program, the Youth AOD Outreach Worker will provide assertive outreach, case management, assessment and ongoing support to minimise the harms of alcohol and drug use for culturally diverse young people and their families, located in Melbourne’s Western Metropolitan Region.

Key Responsibilities include (but not limited to)

  • Experience in working with young people from CALD or refugee communities with specific and complex needs in an outreach capacity
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders and build and maintain service partnerships and highly developed communication/liaison/networking skills
  • Ability to practice a range of interventions including: completing complex assessments, case work, care planning, advocacy, group work, crisis intervention and collaborative outreach based service delivery
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both independently and within a team setting
  • Ability to participate in program development and evaluation, including clear and timely provision of written reports on program activities and outcomes.

Please note: service delivery aspects of the role may be modified in order to comply with Victorian Government COVID-19 guidelines.

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For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Warren Eames (Manager) on 0438187147 regarding Youth Worker (Outreach), Recruitment Ref 005_2022.

YSAS is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

YSAS has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation.

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