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Youth Workers - Newcastle Region

Marist 180
  • Permanent - Part Time

Marist180 (www.marist180.org.au) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to creating positive change for vulnerable young people and their families. Marist180 is now seeking applications from experienced and passionate Youth Workers.

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. Working across multiple residential houses, support each young people 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 Newcastle region. You must be available for shift work which includes morning, afternoon, evening, weekend and sleepover, stay-awakes and public holiday shifts.

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
  • 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.

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