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  • Youth and Family Support Worker - Various Locations

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    Youth and Family Workers

    Opportunities for Youth and Family Workers may arise at times in various locations including Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Region. These may include Residential and outreach youth work, case management and case work, crisis intervention, implementation of behaviour management strategies. Casual work – overnight shifts and relief shifts in the Residential Services. 
    To enquire about these opportunities please see below the essential / desirable criteria and how to apply.

    • Demonstrated commitment to high ethical practices and positive approach to work (eg commitment hardworking, flexible, ability to work under pressure and meet timelines, initiative, energy, enthusiasm) including willingness and ability to work in accordance with the organisation’s philosophy and work culture and willingness to participate in general organisational activities.
    • Ability to relate and communicate well with young people and their family members and a genuine regard for young people and their families.
    • Possess an understanding of issues for disadvantaged groups and relevant and proven experience in working with young people and family members in a practical way.
    • High level interpersonal and casework skills including rapport building, boundary setting, conflict resolution, assessment, referral, interviewing, advocacy.
    • Proven and competent written and administration skills.
    • Ability to liaise with, and knowledge of community resources and other services and government departments.
    • Ability to work in a team and independently.
    • Ability to provide a COVID-19 vaccination certificate 
    • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours and on call as necessary and ability to work shift work including week-ends.
    • Access to registered, comprehensively insured vehicle while on duty, current driver's licence and telephone.
    • For Out of Home Care Service positions and other Specialist roles Degree or Diploma in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare/Community Services, Behavioural Science or other relevant discipline.
    • For Youth and Family Work positions Degree or Diploma in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare/Community Services, Behavioural Science or other relevant discipline
    • Relevant and proven experience in working in various Models of service delivery - youth accommodation, housing, child protection, mental health or other relevant health areas, multicultural services, education, training, pre-employment or employment including knowledge of and skills in various methods of service delivery such as case management, casework, brokerage, drop-in/casual contact, outreach, counselling etc.
    • Relevant experience working with community based agencies.
    • Statistical computation and analytical skills or the ability to learn such.
    • Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks and other employment screening including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.

      CONDITIONS: To be Advised:

      ENQUIRIES: Must include a cover letter, resume and address all of the essentials and desirables. Only applications in required format, addressing all criteria and providing required information will be considered. 

      Phone 02-4295 8737 or email for assistance if required.  

      Enquiries will be assessed in a timely manner and applicants contacted if further information or interview required.
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