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Young Carer Support Worker - VIC


Employer: Little Dreamers Australia
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Youth, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 13 February, 2019.
Applications close: 08 March, 2019. (Expired)

About Little Dreamers

Little Dreamers is working to improve the quality of life for Young Carers and Special Siblings across the country.

Our vision? To ensure that every single Young Carer around the world is supported by someone or something by 2030.

We are Australia’s leading Young Carer organisation, supporting young people between 4 – 25 years across six support programs. Over the past nine years, we’ve granted over 200 Dream Experiences, facilitated 13 school holiday programs, and significantly improved the quality of life for thousands of Young Carers and their families.

Whatever the support service, a common thread runs through everything we do - that young people should have access to the childhood that everyone deserves. Every Little Dreamers program works towards supporting Young Carers outside of their caring role, ensuring that these young people have the same access to opportunities that their non-caring peers have.

The position

With rapid growth, Little Dreamers is looking to expand our Dream Team and for our newest addition we are specifically looking for a Young Carer Support Worker to join our Melbourne HQ team.

Working within the program team, the Young Carer Support Worker will be responsible for facilitating Dream Experiences, mentor matching and case management. This role will also include assisting the Head of Programs where required.

We are ideally looking for someone who has experience, whether volunteer or professional, in social, community or youth work. Reporting to the Head of Programs, this role requires an ability to understand the complex needs of the families that Little Dreamers works with, creativity and a desire to impact the lives of young people. 

We do not require prior experience working with Young Carers or their families. 

Key selection criteria

  • Excellent written and verbal organisation and communication skills
  • A commitment to working hard
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with and empower young people
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the complex issues facing low socio-economic families
  • Passion and commitment to learning about, and addressing Young Carer issues 
  • Experience working in a team in a fast-paced environment
  • An enthusiastic approach to administrative tasks
  • Ability to be flexible and prioritise multiple competing tasks on a daily basis
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and take on delegated tasks with enthusiasm and initiative 
  • A strong belief in social change and evidence of positive leadership behaviour\

Benefits

When you join the Little Dreamers Team, you join a community of people committed to making a difference. We come together with shared values, passion and a collaborative culture. We are currently a small team that is growing rapidly access to development opportunities. We operate within a leadership structure that accepts and embraces everyone’s ideas and hard work to create the world that we want to see for Young Carers.

Classification

This is a full-time position classified as a Social and Community Services employee under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (MA000100). We offer a full time salary above the award. We require a 12-month commitment to the role however as this is an incredible opportunity we hope that you will stay beyond this timeframe and continue to grow with Little Dreamers.

Please note: It is an offence under the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 2005 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position. Any offer of employment at Little Dreamers is subject to a Working with Children Check and Police Check.

How to apply for this job

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