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Refuge Youth Worker

Melbourne City Mission
  • Full-time, ongoing
  • Rosanna location

Melbourne City Mission is a diverse and progressive community services organisation. We assist thousands of Victorians through programs in Children, Youth, Adult and Family Services, Disability Services, Palliative Care, Youth Homelessness and Employment, Education and Training.

About the program

Vicky’s Place is a young women’s refuge that provides supported crisis accommodation for young women aged 16 to 24, and their children, who are homeless. Young women stay at Vicky’s Place for an average of 6 weeks, in which time they are supported to find more suitable, stable long-term accommodation.

24 hour support is provided including sleep over shifts and weekend shifts.

The purpose of the role

The Refuge Youth Worker will assist with providing structured support, assessment and referral to young people and their children within the program and providing assistance to access appropriate accommodation options particularly youth housing, family reconciliation, private rental and public housing.

We are seeking applicants who have a qualification in Youth work, Welfare Studies or related fields and/or have demonstrated experience in working with homeless young people. A clear understanding of working within a case management framework including client assessment and intake processes will also be highly regarded.

This position invites only female candidates due to the nature of the refuge.

Key Selection Criteria

Essential:

  • Tertiary qualifications in youth work, welfare studies or related fields and demonstrated experience in working with homeless young people
  • A clear understanding of working within a case management framework including client assessment and intake processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with young people, particularly in a residential environment
  • Knowledge of local and regional human service networks and service providers
  • Demonstrated written and verbal skills
  • Well-developed communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Computer proficiency, ability to navigate web based reporting tools
  • Subject to a satisfactory Police Check
  • Current Working with Children Check (Employment)

A position description containing further information is available below.

How to apply

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