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Senior Youth Worker


The Opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Youth Worker to assist young people who are homeless, develop independent capacity and successfully transition into independent living in the community. The successful individual with work within the 24-hour staffed supported accommodation setting and will support the team to provide effective provision of the service.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Plan, implement and review casework in partnership with the individual including intake and assessment, case file management, and linkages and referrals to other agencies.
  • Work in partnership with young people from a client focussed and strength-based practice.
  • Assist young people to develop confidence and increase their self-esteem and motivation.
  • Respond to actions and requests in a professional manner.
  • Work collaboratively to foster effective communication with key staff and other programs/agencies to achieve client and program expectations and objectives.

The successful candidate will have Tertiary qualifications in Community Services, Social Work or equivalent, and extensive community work experience and training. You'll be supported and respected by an experienced team of people who share your passion, dedication and resilience.

About UnitingSA

UnitingSA is a not-for-profit organisation that provides aged care, housing and community services to over 16,000 people across regional and metropolitan South Australia. With more than 1000 employees and volunteers, UnitingSA delivers high quality services to people from diverse backgrounds as we strive towards our vision of a compassionate, respectful and just community in which all people participate and flourish.

Culture and Benefits

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

We ensure our staff are well supported, celebrated and compensated through:

  • Salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year.
  • “Together we can” Workplace Wellness Program (including leadership development, counselling support, special leave provisions, flexible work arrangements, physio program)
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service.
  • Professional development and study leave

We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and to improve equal employment opportunity for our employees.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with relevant skills and experience to apply for any of our advertised vacancies.

Due to COVID-19, UnitingSA are taking necessary precautions to minimise the risk to our candidates and employees throughout the recruitment process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in an online video interview, this will not disadvantage any candidates who wish to apply with us.

To view the Job Description, please visit our website at https://unitingsa.com.au/.

Nathan Elliot, Acting Manager
8440 2110

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