- Job posted on: 30th Oct 2023
- Applications close:
wayss is the largest provider of homelessness, housing and family violence services in the South East Melbourne area. We exist so people can live a life free from family violence and have access to safe, sustainable and affordable housing. Our vision is to be the major provider of social housing services and leading edge client support programs in the Southern Melbourne Metropolitan region.
We deliver funded services and programs across the south east of Melbourne including the local government areas of Greater Dandenong, Frankston, Casey and Cardinia.
Step Ahead is an innovative foyer-based model supporting young people who are experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness to achieve independence through the application of the Advantage Thinking practice framework.
Supporting the culture of developing positive language and talent building within the team and program. Assist in ways to capture, communicate and share innovative ideas and continual practice development.
Contributing to “The Campaign”, an integral part of Advantaged Thinking and the wider foyer movement, which seeks to reform policy and to challenge needs-based deficit models by changing community perceptions, demonstrating that all people have talent that can be nurtured and promoting young people’s talents and providing them with an opportunity to have a voice and influence.
The Step Ahead Program includes participants engaging with Youth Development Workers at suitable times which may include late afternoon or early evening. This requires flexibility in start and finish times between 7am and 9 pm.
Reporting to the Team Leader, Services for Young People, and working from an Advantaged Thinking approach, you will work as a member of a collaborative and committed team to support young people to achieve independent living.
Duties will include:
We are looking for a passionate, client-focused individual who can work independently and can demonstrate an ability to support young people to reach their potential.
You will have:
This role requires a current Driver’s Licence and valid ‘Employment’ category - Working with Children Check. The candidate will need to have successfully completed wayss pre-employment screening and a police check.
Applications may close sooner than the advertised date if a successful candidate is selected.
Please ensure you include a covering letter, outlining your experience in relation to the criteria outlined in the "About You" section of the ad. Enquiries about the position or a copy of position description can be directed to Anne Casey, Team Leader, Services for Young People, on 8797 1847.
Our people matter. Without them, we would be unable to make a meaningful impact in the lives of people facing homelessness and family violence. This is our motivation in creating wayss as a great place to work.
wayss is proud to be an inclusive and child safe organisation.
wayss is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to being an organisation that embraces a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce and approach to service delivery. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic communities, people of all ages and LGBTIQ people. wayss is a proud Rainbow Tick accredited organisation that welcomes everyone across the LGBTIQ community.