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Youth Support Worker - Central Coast

Coast Shelter

Life at Coast Shelter

Coast Shelter is a leading Central Coast not for profit charity assisting families, adults and young people with complex issues arising from their experience of homelessness, abuse and neglect. Our organisation is driven by our mission to deliver innovative solutions to address homelessness, violence and poverty to achieve immediate and lasting changes.

At Coast Shelter, you'll be joining a team of committed staff and volunteers who work to end Homelessness and Domestic and Family Violence within our community. We are bold with ideas and operate with pace and passion.

Coast Shelter employees are innovative professionals who are driven to help make positive change within our community.

The Role

Working within Coast Shelters Trauma Responsive Framework you will strive to enhance the lives of young people in our residential accommodation programs.

Working with the young people you will help create a home like environment and tailor your support to the individual needs of each young person. Supporting young people to attain their educational goals, undertake extracurricular activities in line with their interests and supporting their connection to community and family.

Success in the role will demand an understanding of the causes and impact of homelessness and an empathic approach to those in our community who may find themselves on the outer: homeless and disadvantaged.

To be considered for the position you must be able to address the essential criteria below;

  • Tertiary Qualifications diploma level or higher
  • Form and maintain professional, nurturing relationships with children and young people by building trust through visible interest and active engagement
  • Act as an appropriate adult role model, seeking to engage young people in purposeful activities aimed at developing life skills and self-worth
  • Ability to motivate and engage with young people
  • Ability to manage challenging behaviour and attitudes
  • Excellent communication with proven written and oral communication skills
  • Intermediate computer skills and experience using Microsoft Office

Please note: Our residential youth shelters operate on a 24/7 roster model. Therefore, successful candidates will be required to work a range of shifts including weekends, nights, sleepovers, and public holidays.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Innovation
  • Connection
  • Trust

Ways we Reward You!

  • Competitive remuneration package including access to extensive salary packaging offerings when permanent
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Values driven organisation
  • Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support

If you are successful in gaining employment with Coast Shelter you must hold a NSW Driver's Licence, First Aid Certificate, National Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices and the principles of cultural diversity. Coast Shelter strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Enquiries: - Jason Brown People & Culture Manager, jason@coastshelter.org.au using the subject line: Youth Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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