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Youth Worker - Robertson Triple Care Farm

Apply now Job no: 984916
Work type: Permanent (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

AOD Youth Worker – Support and Assist Young People Going Through Detox

  • Permanent PT Position - Mon-Sun rotating roster (22.8 hours per week)
  • Generous salary (including shift loading and penalties) +NFP Salary Packaging
  • Robertson, NSW Location

About Us

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.

Your Opportunity

Triple Care Farms withdrawal program is a new youth specific drug and alcohol detox facility that assists young people aged 16-24 who are looking to turn their lives around. This is a 28 day program with ten monitored rooms, ensuite bathrooms and 24/7 active supervision. It not only aims to help young people to withdraw from drug use, but also offers counselling and other support to increase the chances of long term results.

The program provides up to 28 day residential withdrawal program. The five core program elements can be summarised as follows: 1) Medical detoxification (withdrawal management), 2) Case management, 3) Counselling program, 4) Family and carers program, 5) Community support (‘Aftercare’)


  • Young person Support and supervision
    • Induct young persons into the service including the property, facilities, expectations and the code of conduct Handbook.
    • Facilitate, organize and participate in activity based recreational, educational and therapeutic programs with young people. Supervision of young people whilst on outings.
    • Provide education and guidance to young persons on meal preparation and food handling; assisting in providing food and meal clean-up for young persons if required
  • Program Support
    • Contribute to case planning-monitoring meetings to ensure the progress of individual young persons through their programs and towards the achievement of their goals.
    • David Martin Place is well resourced and maintained at all times
  • Admin
  • WHS

 Qualifications & experience

  • Relevant degree or diploma and / or at least three years’ experience in adolescent residential care or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of mental health issues, substance use treatment and working with youth.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the non-government alcohol and other drugs, mental health and youth sectors
  • Ability to communicate with adolescents
  • Computer literacy
  • First Aid Certificate

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.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email

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 DMP Youth Worker PD.pdf

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

Applications close midnight, Wednesday 27th of March 2019.



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