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IPS - Vocational Specialist Worker


Employer: Youth Support and Advocacy Service
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 09 August, 2019.
Applications close: 23 August, 2019. (Expired)

  • Fixed Term/ Full Time
  • SCHCADS level 6 dependent on qualifications and experience + 9.5 % Employer superannuation
  • Generous salary packaging options available
  • Frankston

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

To work as part as an integrated team within YSAS/headspace Frankston to provide vocational assistance to young people with mental illness up to the age of 25 within the Frankston region. The aim of this program is to improve educational and employment outcomes for young people with mental illness.

The IPS Trail will help address the additional barriers to employment faced by this cohort. As such the vocational specialist will need to have advanced assessment and planning skills as well as draw on a range of interventions which will enhance the likelihood of vocational engagement for participants. The successful applicant will need to be able to contribute to the development of the program as well as participate in program evaluation activities. This role requires someone who is dynamic and can build the networks and relationships required to enhance vocational outcomes.

Your key responsibilities will include

Incumbents in this role must:

  • Direct client service activities, work closely with each participants clinical support team, ensure participants are given specialist vocational assistance to obtain employment or training/education outcomes and liaise with employers and/or education/training providers to create opportunities for participants.
  • Must maintain an active caseload of 20.

For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION below or visit our website www.ysas.org.au.

How to apply for this job

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