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Youth Worker

The Salvation Army

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army Oasis Youth Support Network provides a place of safety, stability and support. Working with young people, aged 16 to 25, most of whom have experienced adverse life events, Oasis offers opportunities for young people to embrace their potential and envision their life taking a different path. From crisis and transitional accommodation, right through to case management, education and training, living skills and outreach, Oasis works to re-establish choice, self-worth and confidence in a safe environment, empowering young people to move forward in their lives and make positive choices for their futures.

About the role

Our Crisis Accommodation Service team, located in Surry Hills, assists young people aged 16-21 years of age, through the provision of a Youth Refuge. We are currently seeking a Casual Youth Worker to join our dynamic, committed team in providing a therapeutic and client centred residential service with the aim of transitioning young people out of homelessness.

  • Flexibility of a casual position
  • Surry Hills location
  • Support the restoration of choice, empowerment and safety for young people
  • Implement, coordinate and support living skills programs for young people working within the program
  • This position works across morning, evening and stand up night shifts.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An appreciation of and the ability and willingness to promote and support the values and ethos of The Salvation Army.
  • Tertiary qualifications in community services or youth work or working towards tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology or a related discipline
  • Experience working in youth services, homelessness, addiction or related field
  • Knowledge of trauma informed care framework
  • Self-motivated, high level of initiative and strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrated effective use of interpersonal skills.
  • Team player, flexible with a positive attitude.
  • Be available for shift work- including stand up night shifts.

Applicants must also have the right to work in Australia, a current, full Working with Children Check and will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check, it is also essential to have a current NSW class C driver's licence for this position.

University Students who are looking to gain experience whilst working towards their degree in related area are encouraged to apply.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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