Ask a question

Ask us anything about drugs, alcohol or just your general wellbeing. We will do our best to respond within 72hrs.
If your question is urgent please call YoDAA for free confidential support Monday-Friday 9am-8pm on 1800 458 685.

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.

Need help?

We provide free, confidential support.
Mon - Fri, 9am - 8pm
1800 458 685
Worried about someone you care about? NEED HELP NOW?

Need help?

We provide free, confidential support.
Mon - Fri, 9am - 8pm
1800 458 685
Worried about someone you care about? NEED HELP NOW?

Feedback Form

Do you have feedback on YSAS services or staff?
Let us know how we can help!

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Alternatively you can contact us by:
PO Box 2950
Fitzroy Victoria 3065

Tel: +61 3 9415 8881
Fax: +61 3 9415 8882

INTERNAL APPLICATIONS ONLY - Youth Worker - Youth Support Service (Preston)

Summary of position

  • Full time position until 30 June 2019 (some weekends and after hours may be required)
  • Remuneration: SCHCADS Level 5 (dependent on qualifications and experience)  Annual Salary plus 9.5% super
  • Access to generous salary packaging options
  • Located in Preston

About us
Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive, youth specific community service organisation that enables young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

YSAS is a Child Safe organisation. We actively promote the safety and wellbeing of young people, and are committed to protecting young people from harm or abuse who come into contact with and/or access our service. Applicants must undergo rigorous screening and recruitment processes, including providing evidence of current WWCC and National Police Check.

The Youth Support Service (YSS) is an early intervention program within YSAS supporting young people aged 10 to 17 who have had recent contact with police and are at risk of entering the justice system. The Youth Support Service (YSS) approach adopts an outreach model and is client-centered, holistic, developmentally appropriate, family focused and culturally inclusive.

About the position
We are seeking an experienced Youth and Family worker with highly developed engagement skills to join our team located in Preston. You will be providing interventions that target the entire family, with an emphasis on parents/carers. It is a dynamic role that includes general youth work as well as family support work.

Please note: some after-hours work may be required to meet the needs of young people and families.

For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION

How to apply for this job
To support your application you must provide a covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria found in the position description and a current Resume (in Word or PDF format only).

Applications close: COB Tuesday 15th January 2019 and should be addressed to, using the subject line: Youth Worker YSS (Preston) application.

Please note: As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History check and have a current Working With Children Check.

Further Enquiries
For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Christa Grapentin on 0404 041 214.

  • YSAS is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.
  • YSAS has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation.

Due to the predicted volume of applications, please note you will only be contacted if you are successful in progressing to a first round interview.

Need help now? We provide free, confidential support

Mon - Fri, 9am - 8pm: 1800 458 685
How We Help Contact Us