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Youth Worker - Mount Isa

Save The Children

Wanted: Role Models. On a daily basis, young people are faced with decisions that will impact their future. Queensland has the highest remand rates in Australia, and Save the Children's MyJust program is focused on turning this statistic around. We need you to help young people involved with the youth justice system to take the steps to become the best they can be, through practical support, case management and advocacy.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We've been working with families and communities in Queensland as a trusted support for children for nearly 70 years. More information on our work in Queensland is available here.

Where you come in:

In this casual position based in Mount Isa, you'll work with young people aged 10-17 who are on bail and are at high risk of being remanded into custody. In conjunction with a Family Support Worker, you'll provide a range of emotional and practical supports as part of a case management approach. You'll be part of our MyJust Bail Support team and report to our Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Working with the Family Support Worker to create case plans specific to the needs of the young person
  • Building lasting relationships with young people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Supporting young people to access accommodation, treatment, education and social activities
  • Making use of local community services and accessing referral pathways
  • Maintaining contact with courts and bail support workers to ensure that requirements are being met

Does this sound like you?

…You're motivated to see young people develop, and you enjoy working with young people from different walks of life, with complex and challenging needs. You understand the issues young people are facing and have creative, innovative ideas to provide support. This coupled with your dynamic personality and communication skills enable you to build strong connections and drive young people to lead a bright future.

This role requires:

  • A minimum of a Certificate IV in Youth Work (or a related field), or progress towards
  • Experience working with young people with complex needs or history of trauma
  • Understanding of the youth justice system
  • Strong time management, organisational and record keeping skills
  • Knowledge of the issues facing young people in the community inclusive of alcohol and other substances, mental health concerns and risks, disengagement from/with education and training opportunities, disruption in family relationships, and displacement and disconnection with their community.

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Generous casual award rate salary
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking Apply Now.

Position Description - Youth Worker MyJust Bail Support.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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