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Youth Worker


Employer: South Port UnitingCare
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Youth, Community Development, Project Management, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 09 January, 2017.
Applications close: 25 January, 2017.

Our organisation

South Port UnitingCare enables disadvantaged people to live to their full potential by providing opportunities for development and active participation in a supportive and inclusive community.

South Port UnitingCare is committed to community and youth development in the City of Port Phillip and beyond. We work with a broad range of children, young people and families including many in disadvantaged, marginalised or other difficult situations. South Port UnitingCare offer relationship supports, opportunities and services that fosters the development of positive behaviours and relationships.

Key responsibilities

Program Facilitation & Administration

  • Facilitate an in-school male mentorship program (BOLT – Bicycles Over Lunch Time) in various schools as well as other workshops as required
  • Prepare appropriate and relevant program resources prior to commencement of each program
  • Maintain records of attendance, petty cash and report expenditures
  • Prepare a youth program reports weekly, monthly, and bi-monthly to internal and external agencies within mandated deadlines

Youth Program Coordination & Delivery

  • Maintain, strengthen and develop new networks and partnerships that will enhance the youth services delivery and profile
  • Actively promote the service offerings to external stakeholders
  • Provide input to funding submissions and acquittals
  • Actively participate in monthly supervision as well as whole of agency monthly staff meetings and monthly Youth Services team meetings

Volunteers and Students

  • In conjunction with the Senior Manager of programs and Services ensure all placement students and volunteers adhere to South Port UnitingCare's policies and procedures, particularly the Child Safe Policy and maintain their professional standards
  • Assist with the inducted and supported of student placements and volunteers
  • Ensure all Child Safe Standards protocols are adhered to when recruiting and screening volunteers and placement students
  • Support and oversee volunteers and student placements to achieve program targets, program delivery and positive outcomes

Qualifications and selection criteria

Qualifications and Licenses:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications (Social Work/Youth Work/Community Development) relevant to the delivery of community / youth services are essential
  • Relevant experience in community youth programs and development is desirable.
  • A clear police check
  • A current working with children check
  • An up to date First Aid certificate would be an advantage
  • A full driver's license

Mandatory Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated youth programs facilitation experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Evidenced capability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with participants, their family's and schools
  • Ability to acquire new knowledge and skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience in bicycle repair/maintenance or other trade skills
  • A commitment to the ethos of the Uniting Church in Australia and UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit an up to date CV and cover letter telling us how your experience and skill set meet our essential requirements above. For a copy of the full Position Description, see attached.

Any other enquiries and applications, please email brooke.ford@southportuniting.org.au, using the subject line: Youth Worker application via EthicalJobs.

Please note that prior to any offer of employment, pre-employment checks must be completed including reference checking, Working With Children Check and a national criminal history / police check.

Supporting materials  Youth Worker - BOLT PD 2017.doc