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Senior Workers x2 - Frontyard Accommodation Program

Melbourne City Mission
  • Two ongoing part time positions available
  • Are you available to work within a rotating 24-hour roster including the need to do active night shifts?
  • Are you skilled in implementing and supporting systems and processes in the community services sector?
  • State-of-the-art facility in Melbourne’s CBD

About the program

Frontyard Youth Services is a specialist youth service providing a range of multidisciplinary programs to meet the holistic needs of young people aged between 12 and 25 years who are at risk or experiencing homelessness. Frontyard aims to support young people to meet their physical, emotional and social needs and to develop pathways out of homelessness. Many of the services at Frontyard work with young people across greater Melbourne and throughout Victoria.

Frontyard’s support model includes a suite of primary and allied health, specialist housing, assertive outreach, therapeutic supports, early intervention & prevention services, legal, education and employment support. Additionally, Frontyard’s 18 bed accommodation operates 24/7 and provides higher intensity supports, including enhanced mental health, drug and alcohol, and therapeutic supports, to respond and creatively engage those young people with the most complex barriers.

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About the role

The Senior Worker – Frontyard Accommodation is responsible in assisting the co-ordination of the day to day operations of the Frontyard Accommodation program in conjunction with the Team Leader. This includes secondary consultation, mentoring, support and supervision. As well as being responsible for ensuring that young people receive a high-quality service where they are assisted and empowered to develop and resolve a range of psychosocial needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the daily operations of Frontyard Accommodation Program in partnership with the Team Leader.
  • To supervise a number of staff, providing regular and high quality supervision.
  • To support staff to provide high quality support services to young people accessing the FYAP program.

Skills & experience include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor qualification in human services or an allied health discipline, including social work, psychology and counselling, with membership with the appropriate professional body or related fields with extensive experience of working with young people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead, guide, supervise and support employees with a sound understanding of supervision guidelines and best practice principles, ideally in community services or related field.
  • Extensive knowledge, understanding of current issues and trends in the youth homelessness and housing sectors and related fields.

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We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognises the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our employees.

How to Apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV, Cover Letter and address the key selection criteria.

We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date.

As part of MCM’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening checks process. Successful appointment to a position will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks with the exception of the National Police Check will be at applicants’ expense.

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

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