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Southern Homeless Youth Assistance Program- Youth Outreach Worker

Southern Homeless Youth Assistance Program- Youth Outreach Worker

Location: Whitelion Offices, Suite 1, 39A Davey Street, Frankston, Victoria 3199

Conditions: SCHADS Level 3.2,  Full time 1.0 EFT Ongoing

Great Salary Packaging plus 17.5% annual leave loading

 

Whitelion has been contracted by DHHS to deliver the Southern Homeless Youth Assistance Program which is incorporated in to the broader housing and homelessness system with the aim to provide holistic brief intervention and intensive case management. The outcome exploring safe and stable housing options and overall positive connections within the community. Whitelion is providing a co-ordinated approach which encompasses the following key services for young people:

  • Providing holistic case management and support to young people homeless or ‘at risk’ of homelessness/ marginalisation through the facilitation of outreach.
  • Supporting  with the development of independent living skills including exploring education, training and employment pathways 
  • Harness community effort through a place-focussed approach
  • Co-ordination and participation in the engagement of multi-disciplinary care team approaches
  • Delivery of promoting overall positive community connections and capacity building with young people

Who we are:

Whitelion is passionate about creating a workplace that promotes and values diversity. Our vision is for a world where no young person is left behind, where all young people have the right to equitable opportunities to reach their potential. We exist to build positive connections and pathways to work for young people at risk. Success depends on the voice and lived experience of highly vulnerable, high risk young people, systems around them and the Whitelion community.

Your responsibilities will include:

The Youth Outreach Worker for Southern Homeless Youth Assistance Program reports to the Southern Area Manager and key result areas include:

  • Engaging with target group, assess need, develop and implement case management plans for individual clients and provide ongoing support.
  • Explore with young people suitable and sustainable housing options.
  • Supporting young people with budgeting needs and life skills as well as helping them to identify education and employment pathways with the objective of moving towards a healthier, safer and positive lifestyle.
  • Network and liaise with child protection, youth, health, education, employment, welfare, A&OD agencies, local Government, Police and other stakeholders where appropriate/relevant.
  • Participate in local community networks and meetings.
  • Ensure data and service reporting requirements are met
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety

Your profile:

You will have:

  • Commitment to social justice and value the strengths, resilience and courage of all children and young people
  • Exceptional team work and collaborative skills to find ways to support and promote others to succeed
  • Commitment to the safety, wellbeing and participation of all children and young people
  • A want to drive performance and participate in the growth of the organisation

What you get in return:

  • Great salary packaging plus 17.5% annual leave loading 
  • An additional three (3) days gifted leave per year between Christmas and New Year
  • Great team environment and organisational support
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program

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How to apply for this job:

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday, 18th January 2021 and should be sent to: Gillian Clegg at

Gillian.Clegg@whitelion.asn.au  using the subject line: Southern Homeless Youth Assistance Program- Youth 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.

For further information please contact Gillian Clegg, Area Manager at Gillian.Clegg@whitelion.asn.au