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Youth Workers - Blue Mountains & Central West

Marist 180

Marist180 (www.marist180.org.au) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to creating positive change for vulnerable young people and their families. Operating across the Orange & Bathurst, Newcastle, Sydney and Nowra locations, Marist180 is now seeking applications from experienced and passionate Youth Workers to work across the Orange and Bathurst locations.

The position

The Youth Worker is a member of a broader therapeutic team that work together to support each young person living in accommodation with their day to day activities, and achieve their individual personal, living and social skills, while acting as a mentor who engages positive change and discourages anti-social behaviours. Support each young person through positive mentoring, implementation of case plans, and collaborative engagement and relationships with stakeholders both within and outside of the agency.

We are seeking numerous experienced Youth Workers for multiple vacancies across the Orange and Bathurst regions. We need energetic and passionate individuals with previous experience within the residential care arena. Working across multiple residential houses, you must be available for shift work which includes morning, afternoon, evening, weekend and sleepover shifts. 

Desired Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria:

  • Completed Diploma in Youth Work, Community Services or similar - OR willing to obtain.
  • Experience working within a residential setting and working with linguistically and culturally diverse communities.
  • Knowledge of child protection and social services practices or policies.
  • Demonstrated experience working with young people who have experienced complex trauma.
  • Effective negotiation skills, active listening skills and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work autonomously (under general supervision only) and contribute to an effective team environment.
  • Sound computer, literacy & numeracy skills; and a high standard of professional ethical behaviour and sound understanding of boundary issues.

Work Requirement:

  • Current and valid First Aid & CPR certification.
  • Working with Children Check.
  • Clear National Criminal History Check.
  • Unrestricted NSW driver’s licence (minimum Provisional 2 licence).
  • Eligibility to work in Australia.

How to apply

Click “Apply Now” to submit your online application, please ensure you attach a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria. 

Marist180 is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture across the agency.  We welcome and encourage applications who meet the requirements of the position from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disabilities and other diversity groups.  Marist180 recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and clients within our programs.

Please Note: The successful applicant will be subject to background checks including a National Criminal History Check and a verification of your Working with Children’s Check.

ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED

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