Program Support Worker

  • Frankston location
  • Part time, 3 day per week contract until May, 2022 (ongoing funding is being sought with the aim to increase the role to full time for an additional 2.5 years)
  • Great Salary Packaging plus 17.5% annual leave loading

Are you a passionate youth worker who enjoys the challenge of supporting the implementation of new programs?

Do you like the idea of contributing to a nonprofit organisation supporting young people at risk?

The new role of Program Support Worker for our Employment for Young Women Impacted by Justice Pilot Program might be for you!


Based at Whitelion’s Frankston Office this role will work closely with our Project Lead, Pathways to Work, in the roll out of a brand-new employment program.

The proposed pilot will apply a place focused and gender informed lens to employment support for a highly vulnerable cohort, in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Your days will be an exciting mix of building networks and relationships, designing and implementing program elements and recruiting and supporting young people. The role commences as part time, with the anticipation of increasing to full time in 2022.


  • A demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by youth at risk, in particular young people who identify as female and who have been or are engaged with the justice system.
  • Ability to develop respectful, positive relationships with young people while maintaining clear boundaries.
  • Experience in managing internal and external stakeholder engagement via various means of appropriate and clear communication.
  • Knowledge of youth work case principles, youth participatory framework, trauma informed practice and co-design practice.
  • Experience in risk assessment and management.
  • Accurate record keeping skills and experience in maintaining data for evaluation.
  • At least 12-18 months experience in a youth work role, or similar. Experience in workshop or program design and facilitation highly regarded.
  • The ability to work autonomously and confidence to make decisions in the dynamic environment of a youth pilot program.


Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 26th November and should be sent to: Amy Marshall, Project Lead - Pathways to work at using the subject line: Project Support Worker.

To be considered for this position applicants will need to provide a resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested in working at Whitelion, what you will bring to the organisation and the skills and attributes relevant to the role.

Click here for the position description.