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Youth Worker


The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate Youth Worker with relevant qualifications and experience to join a dedicated and supportive team. The Youth Worker (Shift Work) will be responsible for assisting young people who are homeless to develop independent capacity and support young people to successfully transition into independent living in the community.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work in partnership with young people from a client focussed and strengths based practice
  • Plan, implement and review case work in partnership with the individual young person including intake and assessment procedure and linkages and referrals to other agencies
  • Maintaining up to date and relevant knowledge relating to client service delivery
  • Raise awareness of the accommodation needs of young people within the community
  • Advocate on behalf of and maintain the rights of young people

The successful candidate will have tertiary qualifications in Community Service, Social Worker, or equilivant, or relevant and extensive community work experience and training.

We are seeking a dynamic individual who has demonstrated experience working in partnership with young people from diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and interests and experience in planning and executing group activities for young people.

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/.

Abbie Sayers, Acting Coordinator
8440 2110

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