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Youth Worker - Armadale

Employer: Save The Children
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Indigenous, Youth, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 26 April, 2019.
Applications close: 08 May, 2019. (Expired)

Wanted: Role Models. On a daily basis, young people are faced with decisions that will impact their future. We need you to encourage them to take the steps to become the best they can be. Our youth programs create a culturally safe space for young people to have fun, build positive relationships, engage with the community and acquire helpful life skills.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this part time, maximum term position (19 hours per week, for 7 months) you will work in our Youth Justice Program in collaboration with Department of Corrective Services Youth Justice Officers (YJO's) to support young offenders aged 10-18 to reduce offending and increase pro-social behaviours. This involves addressing the underlying social and environmental issues that lead to crime, by providing targeted and intensive mentoring support. You will be based in Armadale and occasionally in Welshpool and be part of our Aboriginal Services team, reporting to our Youth & Family Support Services Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Collaborating with the Department of Corrective Service to meet the complex needs of participants.
  • Identifying key areas to be addressed and developing a case management plan
  • Establishing and maintaining effective and respectful relationships with parents, carers, and young people with complex needs.
  • Engaging young people in activities promoting life skills, health and development.
  • Providing mentoring support to young people with complex needs, including the family where appropriate/practicable.

If we could compose the perfect you…

...You have experience working with Aboriginal communities and/or Aboriginal young people. You have a strong working knowledge and understanding of youth issues in the South East Metropolitan area issues experienced by at-risk young people.

This role requires:

  • A minimum of a Certificate IV in Youth Work (or a related field).
  • Ability to work with young people, often with complex needs, in a safe and respectful way.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with case management and/or mentoring
  • Strong organisational and computer skills.
  • High level communication skills and ability to build rapport with multiple stakeholders

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.
In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
How to apply for this job

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