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Youth Worker - Heaton Public School - Newcastle


Do you want to work in one of Australia’s leading organisations providing treatment and rehabilitation to torture and trauma survivors; that’s quality focused, diverse & committed to making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people in communities?

Come & join us! 

The Organisation

"STARTTS is a not-for-profit Affiliated Health Organisation focused on providing a broad range of services to refugees in NSW. The focus of STARTTS approach is on building capacity and empowering people and communities to take control over their own lives, using a strengths-based approach and building on individual, family, community and cultural strengths."

The Role

The position is funded via the National School Chaplaincy/Youth Work Program to provide support to students in Heaton Public School in Newcastle as defined by the MOU between STARTTS and the school.

The role is to provide community support referral and youth work support to students from years K-6 in Heaton Public School, implement programs within the school to support students at risk with particular focus on young people of refugee and refugee-like backgrounds, liaise with relevant stakeholders, act as a resource for other school staff working with this client group and contribute to ongoing development of the STARTTS In School Program.

The successful applicant will be part of a multicultural and multi-disciplinary team. 

Skills Required

You will have Youth Work or other relevant qualifications with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in Youth Work.  A clear understanding of the issues confronting vulnerable young people and their impact on their families. Knowledge and understanding of youth and welfare services, networks and resources and the capacity to collaborate with key community and youth services to identify and support at risk young people.  You will have the ability to liaise with wider school community to organise and participate in extracurricular activities as well as demonstrated ability to assess the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged families where there are concerns for the safety and wellbeing of young people.

You will be a highly motivated person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively within a multicultural team setting.

For full selection criteria please see the position description. 

Position No: 1084-N

Work Type: Casual up to 15 hours per week (continuation subject to ongoing funding)

Location: Newcastle

Salary: Health Education Officer or other relevant classification based on qualifications, experience and requirements of the role. 

A generous salary packaging scheme is also offered to reduce the taxable income and increase the take home pay.

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