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Mentoring & Personalised Support Worker - Burnie

Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Youth, Social Work, Family Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional TAS

Job posted on: 18 March, 2019.
Applications close: 24 March, 2019. (Expired)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

As a MAPSS Worker, you will work with children, young people and families to build capacity across a number of life domains.  These roles are very flexible and may support the child, young person or families in a range of community, school or home environments. The successful candidates will have experience working with children, young people and families with extreme behaviours and complex needs. Qualifications and experience in youth mental health are desirable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing services to children, young people, adults and families working across child safety services, mental health, disability and education and developing individually tailored goals and action plans;
  • Providing timely reporting to applicable line manager including; outlining activities and progress toward identified goals.
  • Assisting program participant in accessing recreational, vocational and educational activities and life skill development in line with program participant plans and funding body agreements.
  • Promoting and encouraging positive relationships with peers and other persons significant to the program participant and develop and maintain social skills that assist in building personal networks;
  • With relevant training and close supervision; facilitate the delivery of the Parenting under Pressure (PUP) program including participant assessment;
  • Assisting the program participant in making choices and decisions about their personalised program delivery.
  • Proactively working together with families to prevent statutory intervention and building capacity, strengths, and protections in families to support families in fulfilling and maintaining their primary responsibility for the care and protection of their children.

Skills & Experience

  • Qualifications in youth work, social work or mental health an are desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues relating to children and young people with a disability, and children and young people with extreme behaviours and complex needs;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals, families and/or groups from strength-based culturally appropriate perspectives.
  • Ability to undertake case management.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Current Driver Licence.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and hold current Tasmanian Working With Vulnerable People Registration.


  • Rewarding roles supporting children and families in Tasmania
  • Extensive training and development opportunities
  • Access to tax benefits through salary packaging

How to apply for this job

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