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Youth Outreach Worker

Mission Australia
  • Casual role - Immediate Start subject to successful background checks
  • Northbridge Location
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need
  • Students studying community services, youth work, social work or human services are encouraged to apply 

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

Based in Northbridge, YouthBeat provides street based outreach in the inner city area and case management support. The Outreach team engage with at risk young people during week day afternoons and Friday and Saturday nights (9pm to 5am) to build rapport and provide brief intervention and support. Young people are supported through the provision of practical assistance, psychosocial assessment, referral to support services including accommodation and emergency relief supports.

The YouthBeat works in partnership with WAPOL, the Crisis Case Unit and the Nyoongar Outreach Services on  Friday & Saturday nights in the CBD and Northbridge to ensure young people's safety, providing referrals and transport to a safe place for the night.

If you are a professional who has experience in engaging with young people and their families and in providing brief intervention and street based outreach and are able to work after hours and weekends, we would love to hear from you!

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide street based outreach to young people in Perth CBD with the Mobile Van and foot patrols
  • Use your understanding of current  issues affecting young people to connect and engage with them
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to support young people to access appropriate support

Qualifications & experience

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A Degree or Diploma in Youth Work/ Community Services or a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position
  • Previous experience in youth outreach work
  • Demonstrated assessment, general counselling and crisis intervention skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • The ability to build relationships with relevant support services and an understanding of area demographic and the issues faced by young people

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

Culture & Benefits

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Access Pay)
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au using the subject line: Youth Outreach Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’, send your cover letter, and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via  Position Description - Outreach Worker 2020 (1).pdf

For further information regarding working with us, visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications will be shortlisted as they are received.

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