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Youth and Family Health Facilitator

Employer: Wesley Mission
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 03 November, 2017.
Applications close: 20 November, 2017. (Expired)

  • Wesley Youth Hope
  • Full-time position (38 hours/week)
  • Based in Blacktown
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

Youth Hope is an exciting new and innovative program being rolled out to support Young People aged 9-15 and their families through the Penrith and Blacktown areas. Youth Hope works with children and young people who have been assessed as being at Risk of Significant Harm. The Youth and Family Health Facilitator will be key in being on the frontline of service delivery and assisting to create positive life outcomes in the lives of young people. 

About the role

To build capacity in children, young people, families and the Youth Hope team to understand and manage health and disability issues which affect participants in Youth Hope – especially those issues which affect child/young person safety, school engagement and resilience.

Essential criteria

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in psychology, mental health or related fields
  • Experience in the provision of psychological or mental health services to young people aged 9-15 and their families
  • Experience working within a solutions focused, cognitive behavioural therapy and trauma informed framework
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with complex and high needs families around issues of children and young people (CYP) safety, welfare and wellbeing
  • Demonstrated ability to engage families, build relationships of trust and cooperation, problem solve and resolve conflict
  • Demonstrated capacity to liaise and work collaboratively with service providers, networks, government, community and young people
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to the Wrap Around model of service provision, 10 Practice principles of family work (as defined by FaMs), evidence based practice, and CYP centred practice
  • Current NSW or National driver’s licence

Desirable criteria

  • Working knowledge of the Youth and Family Support sector in the Penrith and Blacktown local government area
  • Experience with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisations and communities
  • Experience in using Structured Decision Making tools for family assessment or other evidence based assessment


Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 Level 6. Salary will include salary packaging benefits. Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.5%.

How to apply for this job

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