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Crisis Accommodation Youth Support Worker

Project Youth
  • Are you looking for a new purpose led role where you can work with other young people to help change the lives?
  • Are you ready for a new challenge working within Project Youth? 
  • Are you passionate about building a better future for young people  and using your own lived experience to assist other young people 

Project Youth

Project Youth, established over 30 years ago, is a non-Government, not for profit organisation based in South Eastern Sydney, providing support and assistance to young people who are homeless or facing disadvantage. 

Project Youth's vision is to create a future where all young people can thrive regardless of the disadvantage they face. To do this Project Youth provides trauma-informed support for young people aged 12-24 who have complex needs, are at risk, come from disadvantaged backgrounds and may not be able to fulfil their potential without additional support. 

Our work is in three main areas

  • Homelessness and Housing: Accommodating young people in crisis and supporting transition into independent living or returning to their family home 
  • Early Intervention: Intervening early to reduce and stop escalation of issues 
  • Education, Employment and Training: Providing pathways to employment and education 

The Role

This role is 38 hours per week, based in Penshurst on a rotating roster including overnight and weekend shifts. This is a 12 month contract, covering a maternity leave position.

The Person

Essential criteria, experience and skills:

  • Experience in youth service delivery particularly in a residential setting
  • Demonstrated skills in support planning with young people, including goal setting and outcomes-based focus
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Proven ability to work autonomously as well as in a small and larger team environment 
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of young people
  • Ability to assist young people to develop skills in preparation for independence; including living skills education and social skills development 
  • Commitment to the principles of equity of access, cultural diversity, client service and accountability
  • Proven ability in taking referrals and conducting trauma informed assessments based on individual needs
  • Proven understanding of and ability to work within a trauma informed practice framework
  • Understanding of WHS requirements
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Competence in the use of computers
  • Evidence of Covid – 19 vaccinations

All Project Youth employees are required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check by the relevant State and Territory Government(s) as a condition of employment.  


Please click the "Apply Now" button and provide your resume and a cover letter (maximum of a 2-page cover letter). The cover letter must address all essential criteria listed in ‘The Person’ section in the advert above.

Applications that do not address the criteria will not be considered.  Previous applicants need not apply.

For further information please see position description attached.

Contact Matt on 0438 006 885 or [email protected] using the subject line: Crisis Accommodation Youth Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs for more information or if you have any questions about the position.

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