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Culturally Responsive Youth AOD Worker

Employer: Youth Support and Advocacy Service
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Indigenous, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Social Work, Youth, Community Development
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 14 August, 2019.
Applications close: 27 August, 2019.

  • Experienced ATSI Practitioners are encouraged to apply
  • Fixed term 12 months, Part Time (0.8 EFT)
  • Remuneration: SCHCADS Level 5 (dependent on qualifications and experience) Annual Salary plus 9.5% super
  • Access to generous salary packaging options
  • Located in Hoppers Crossing and Sunshine

About us

Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive, youth specific community service organisation that enables young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

YSAS is a Child Safe organisation. We actively promote the safety and wellbeing of young people, and are committed to protecting young people from harm or abuse who come into contact with and/or access our service. Applicants must undergo rigorous screening and recruitment processes, including providing evidence of current WWCC and National Police Check.

About the position

This new position aims to engage with young people from diverse backgrounds with a special focus on working with Indigenous young people.

We are seeking an experienced AOD Youth and Family worker to work with young people from diverse backgrounds who reside in the western region of Melbourne. The successful applicant will have highly developed engagement skills to join our team located in Hoppers Crossing and Sunshine. You will be providing culturally specific interventions and initiatives that target young people and their family members. It is a dynamic role that calls on strong skills working with youth AOD, family inclusive practice skills and generalist youth work skills.

For full details of the position, please view the position description below or visit our website

Further Enquiries

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Jill Tejada (Manager Western Metro Region) on 0438 187 147.

The successful candidate must be willing to attain a Working with Children’s Check & National Police check prior to commencement.

  • YSAS is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.
  • YSAS has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation.

Due to the predicted volume of applications, please note you will only be contacted if you are successful in progressing to a first round interview.

How to apply for this job

To support your application you must:

  1. Be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident and
  2. Complete the Application form (attached below) and
  3. Provide a current Resume.

Applications without a completed application form will not be considered.

Internal applicants - Please forward a single page Expression of Interest (EOI) and a copy of your current resume to, using the subject line: Culturally Responsive Youth AOD Worker application via EthicalJobs.

State in your EOI the reason why you are interested in the position along with what skills & attributes you would bring to this position.

Applications and EOI close 5pm on Tuesday 27th August 2019.

Supporting materials  Application Form - Culturally Responsive Youth AOD Worker.docx
 PD - culturally responsive AOD youth worker.pdf