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Youth Outreach Worker – Exciting Program for Young People

Apply now Job no: 984813
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: WA
Categories: Community Services

  • Fixed Term PT Contract – Until June 2019
  • Part Time Hours – 30.4 (Must be available for various shifts, including weekends and night)
  • Northbridge Location

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

About the role

Based in Northbridge, the Youthbeat outreach team is an exciting service providing practical assistance directly to young people that are homeless or at risk of homelessness in public places and diverting them from risk. The program provides information, referrals, and practical support as well as offering follow-up support for clients and their families

 In addition, the program works closely with other agencies providing care and protective services. The Youthbeat service also operates on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights visiting "hotspots" in the CBD and Northbridge to ensure young people's safety, providing referrals and transport to a safe place for the night.

Duties

  • Provide assertive outreach to young people in Perth CBD through the use of the Mobile Van and foot patrols.
  • Use your understanding of current youth issues to connect and engage with young people on the street.
  • Work closely with key external groups and our case managers to ensure the young people you and the team meet, have the best possible support available to them.

 Qualifications & experience

  • Relevant qualifications and experience working with young people at risk.
  • Previous experience in youth outreach work.
  • Ability to build relationships with relevant support services and an understanding of area demographic and the issues faced by our clients.

If you are a professional who has experience in the field of crisis care with young people and have an enthusiasm for working with young people and families we would love to hear from you!

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check.

In addition, there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Job Description via Download File Youth Outreach Worker 3.1 Job Description.pdf

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close midnight, Monday 18th of February 2019.

 

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