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Youth Worker - North Melbourne

St Joseph's Schools

About us

St Joseph’s Schools offers an inclusive and non-discriminating learning community to young people, who for a variety of reasons, make the choice to attend a specialised learning environment. St Joseph’s operates across multiple campuses, located in North Melbourne, Geelong, Colac, and a new campus opening in Ballarat in 2024. The young people who attend have typically experienced one or more significant and complex educational, social, developmental, psychological, health, legal or familial situations which demand unique responses. Such interventions are embedded within the principles of operation which combine education with an understanding of trauma-informed practice.

BlendED, is a new and innovative online engagement curriculum program that seeks to address the complex needs that young people face when they are struggling to engage outside of the home or with community or education. A Victorian-first education model that combines online individualised learning with in-person wellbeing support. The curriculum is delivered through a mix of virtual live classes and assigned tasks that students can access anytime they like.

The primary focus of this position is to support a young person’s engagement in online learning. This position works collaboratively with Teachers, other Youth Workers, wellbeing staff and the school leadership. The employee in this position is required have a thorough knowledge of youth work and/or social work theories and practices and experience in applying this knowledge.

The Role:

  • We are looking for a full time Youth Worker based in Melbourne to join our team, working at our Carlton Central Office and North Melbourne campus, with travel between sites and within the community.

  • You will be employed on an ongoing basis, commencing ASAP or Term 1 2024, and will be employed under the Catholic Education Multi Enterprise Agreement 2022.

You will need:

  • Ability to commit to and work within our Operating Principles; Respect, Participation, Safe and Legal and Honesty.

  • Tertiary Qualification in Youth Work, Social Work, Psychology and Behavioural Science and/or equivalent experience

  • Ability to obtain a Working with Children Check and provide a National Police Check Certificate (issued within the last six months)

  • The ability to inspire and engage young people

  • Be willing to support young people and our team members to reach their potential

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity.

To Apply:

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your application and include:

  • A letter of introduction and a one-page response to the duties and responsibilities listed in the position description and how you would meet them.

  • A current curriculum vitae outlining previous experience and skills.

  • Two referees (including contact details). Please include a referee from current or most recent place of employment, if this is a school it needs to be the principal.

Please visit our website to learn about our work, and review the position information in Employment Opportunities.

For further information contact: Daniel Brown on 0408 152 756.

Applications will be considered as they are received.

St Joseph’s Schools are a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition and are recognised as a leading organisation for the provision of educational and social inclusion programs for disenfranchised young people.

All applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures. These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures. Edmund Rice Education Australia is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people. Please review the Information Collection Notice on our website for details about how we manage your employment application information.

St Joseph’s is a child safe environment. St Joseph's is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing, and participation of all children and young people under our care. All school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards MO1359. All employees abide by the Child Safety Code of Conduct available at: Child Safe Standards: Policy -

A position description is attached.

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