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Community Connectedness and Mentoring Worker - Shepparton


Employer: Berry Street Victoria
Work Type/s: Contract
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 21 March, 2019.
Applications close: 04 April, 2019. (Expired)

  • Exciting position within the Specialist Adolescent Care Services team
  • Shepparton location
  • Contracted, full time position until 30th June 2019

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and re imagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision.

In recognition of the needs of young people leaving the OoHC system in the Goulburn Area, Berry Street, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services have committed to a project (Better Futures) designed to better prepare young people for their transition to independence. This will be achieved via service delivery utilising a suite of resources in a relationship based and case support framework.

About the Role:

  • Assist young people to identify their goals, utilising the Better Futures and Advantage Thinking framework
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various businesses, organisations and services within the Hume and wider Goulburn area to advocate and set up opportunities for rentals, employment, education, and community engagement
  • Assist young people to have opportunities for social inclusion through a variety of services and community relationships, such as various businesses to assist in employment, mental health services, and community-based activities such as football, cricket, tennis, local gyms, and community run programs that assist and work with young people
  • Build a pool of mentors through various advertising and promotion methods
  • Provide support and training to mentors, assist with matching each mentor with a mentee and provide assistance in helping them to build positive relationships

About You:

The Better Futures – Community Connectedness and Mentor Worker will require knowledge of one or more of the following areas; Child Youth and Family - Residential Care, Child Youth and Family – Home Based Care, Community and social welfare programs, Education and learning (including vocational education) or Homelessness.

Skills and Experience required:

  • A minimum Diploma qualification in a relevant field is preferred however unqualified applicants with demonstrated appropriate experience will be considered
  • Demonstrated experience in building and sustaining relationships within the community
  • Demonstrated experience in providing case support and information to young people, services and professionals
  • Demonstrated experience working with other professionals to assist young people to overcome barriers faced by young people
  • Demonstrated experience providing support to Mentors, Services, and other professionals
  • Must either hold or be able to obtain a valid Working with Children’s Card and undergo a Criminal Records Check prior to employment

The Benefits of working with us

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Focus on positive work/life balance
  • Generous salary packaging benefits

To download the Position Description, please click here.

To download the Key Selection Criteria template, please click here.

How to apply for this job

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