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Youth Worker

Apply now Job no: 984934
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: TAS
Categories: Community Services, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling

  • 12 month Fixed Term Contract
  • Full- time, 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Location:  Berriedale

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.

Your Opportunity

In this role you will assess and respond to the needs of young people who have been referred to the TYSS service for individual, intensive case management support within a therapeutic framework.  Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Respond to referrals using a strengths based client centered approach when assessing the support needs of the young person and where necessary their parents
  • Develop, implement and review individualised case plans for each client, addressing such issues as living skills, welfare needs, interpersonal skills, health, education, training, employment options, social skills, recreational needs and family relationships including making appropriate referrals
  • Schedule and conduct ongoing intensive case management sessions with the young person (and their parents where necessary) that is client centered and goal focused, in a therapeutic framework
  • Use therapeutic tools, support, information and education to assist the young person to meet their identified goals
  • Develop quality relationships with a range of key stakeholders and partners including community organisations and other health professionals to allow for the effective provision of support and information to the client
  • Advocate and liaise on behalf of the young person in a range of forums including DHHS, Department of Education and Child Safety Services
  • Monitor risk levels and provide unscheduled support where possible, to young people in times of crisis including over the phone support
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of the needs of the young person to determine the continuing need for intensive case management and therapeutic interventions and referral to other services as needed

Position Requirements

To be successful in this role, you will need to possess:

  • Extensive experience in supporting disadvantaged youth to achieve positive outcomes
  • Previous experience in intensive therapeutic case management and client centered support
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining community networks and therapeutic relationships to enhance service delivery
  • Strong understanding of contemporary youth issues including homelessness, poverty, abuse, mental health and the use and misuse of alcohol and other drugs, and knowledge of support services available to address these issues
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and experience in Youth work or related field
  • Senior First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain
  • Current Driver’s License

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 and 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.

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 15% at participating Centres (conditions apply)
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
  • Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications closes midnight 24th March, 2019.

Download File Youth Worker - Tas.docx

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

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.

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Application close: Tasmania Daylight Time

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