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Intensive Cultural Support Worker - Youth Justice Community Support Service North West


Employer: Jesuit Social Services
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 14 August, 2019.
Applications close: 26 August, 2019. (Expired)

  • Full Time position
  • Brunswick location

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

The Youth Justice Community Support Service (YJCSS) provides intensive support and case management to young people, 10-21 years, involved in the Youth Justice system. The service operates over 7 days between the hours of 7.00 am and 10.30 pm providing predominantly outreach support. YJCSS aims to achieve the following:

  • Reduce the severity, frequency and rates of re-offending
  • Enable young people to make an effective transition into adulthood
  • Develop young people’s capacity to participate fully in society.

Jesuit Social Services is the lead agency in the YJCSS-North West consortium which includes Wombat Housing and Support Service, VincentCare, VICSEG New Futures and YSAS.

Within YJCSS, workers will also, be providing intensive outreach support to young people (10-25 yrs) from the Wyndham area as part of the Crime Prevention Project. This Project is an initiative of the Victorian Government to divert young people from the criminal justice system by decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors including; increased participation in education, training and/or employment and supporting connection to family community and culture.

About the role

YJCSS North West are seeking to recruit an experienced case manager for a full-time position funded to 30th June, 2020. The position is based at the Brosnan Centre in Brunswick with significant outreach support provided in the Wyndham area. This position will provide a cultural focus on the delivery of YJCSS to young people.

Competitive remuneration, plus salary packaging benefit, is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.

Candidate Requirements

Key selection criteria can be found on the Position Description.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.