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Youth Worker LGBTQIA+ Support - Horsham

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  • Provide essential support to young people who identify as LGBTQIA+
  • Increase your take home pay with up to $15,900 in salary packaging benefits.
  • Part-time (45.6 hours per fortnight), permanent position, based in Horsham

About the opportunity

As an LGBTQIA+ Peer Support Worker, you will provide direct and indirect work with young people and their family and friends through advocacy, connecting to resources, experiential sharing, building community and rapport, group facilitation and self esteem building. Through individual and group program planning you will create a safe place at headspace Horsham where young people who identify as LGBTQIA+ can access support, respite, education, social connectedness and comfort.

In this role, you will create an early intervention approach to prevent the onset of mental illness and social isolation and provide a unique lived experience perspective on identifying as LGBTQIA+ by using their own experience and learnings to enhance social connectedness and allow a safe space for young people to explore and understand their identity within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Furthermore, you will promote inclusion, education and acceptance for LGBTQIA+ young people across the Wimmera.

Click here to view the Position Description.

What’s on offer

In addition to base salary plus superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits.

Paid Parental Leave for up to 10 weeks. 

10% gap discount for childcare services with Uniting Early Learning.

About you

You are looking to join an organisation that truly supports vulnerable Victorians and Tasmanians to improve their lives.

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in social sciences, community development or a related field, which focuses on community development, or substantial relevant experience in a similar field.
  • Practical knowledge of issues faced by LGBTQIA+ young people experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges and their families.
  • Knowledge of the statutory requirements related to community mental health support services.
  • Identify as having a lived experience of being part of the LGBTQIA+ community and demonstrated confidence to draw upon own lived experience to provide support. 
  • Ability to use lived experience to effectively, respectfully and appropriately inform your everyday work within professional boundaries.

How to apply

Click APPLY NOW to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.

Please note, interviews may commence prior to application’s closing.

If you have questions about the opportunity, please contact Trina Gloury – Team Leader, Centre Operations at [email protected]using the subject line: Youth Worker LGBTQIA+ Support - Horsham enquiry via EthicalJobs.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

Visit us: vt.uniting.org

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.


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