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  • Part-time permanent  position
  • SCHCADS Level 5 dependent on qualifications and experience) + 9.5% Employer superannuation, salary packaging
  • Located in YSAS Head Office, Fitzroy

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.

About the position

YSAS is a quality accredited organisation and is committed to continuous quality improvement.  YSAS is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced person to help drive quality improvement, risk management and compliance processes at YSAS, and to ensure YSAS continues to meet its accreditation obligations.

Your key responsibilities will include

  1. Assist with the coordination of YSAS quality accreditation requirements
  2. Work in collaboration with Program Managers and other relevant stakeholders to plan, conduct and evaluate internal audits and other quality improvement activities as required
  3. Analyse quality, risk and compliance data and prepare reports for relevant operational and governance committees
  4. Provide advice and support to YSAS staff and management regarding quality improvement, risk management and compliance activities
  5. Assist in the development and implementation of new processes, policies, performance measure and reporting tools

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

How to apply

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 received without addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications close: COB Friday, 31st August 2018 and should be addressed to: careers@ysas.org.au, using the subject line: Quality & Risk Officer 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.

Please note: We can only accept applications from Australian citizens and permanent residents.

There is no formal closing date for this position and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Further Enquiries

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Tracey Brooke (Quality & Risk Manager) 03 9415-8881.

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.

 

  • Part-time permanent  position
  • SCHCADS Level 6 dependent on qualifications and experience) + 9.5% Employer superannuation, salary packaging
  • Located in YSAS Head Office, Fitzroy

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.

 About the position

YSAS is strongly committed to child safety.  With many established child safety processes in place, YSAS is looking for an experienced practitioner to drive best practice in child safety across our multiple program areas, and to ensure YSAS continues to meet its child safe policy and compliance obligations.

Your key responsibilities will include

  1. Be the key YSAS contact for young people and staff on any safeguarding young people matter.
  2. Work in partnership with the YSAS staff group to upskill their knowledge and practice related to child safety
  3. Understand and comply with the intent and principles of YSAS Safeguarding Young People Policy, including reporting any suspected child abuse to the relevant child protection authorities and Victoria Police.
  4. Ensure that relevant YSAS policies and practices are developed and /or reviewed to align with child safe best practice / legislative obligations.
  5. Assist and advise with internal child safety investigation process.
  6. Conduct child safety audits across YSAS program areas and assist managers to implement child safety audit work plans.

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

How to apply

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 received without addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications close: COB Friday, 31st August 2018 and should be addressed to: careers@ysas.org.au, using the subject line: Child Safety Officer 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.

Please note: We can only accept applications from Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Further Enquiries

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Tracey Brooke (Quality & Risk Manager) 03 9415-8881.

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.

 

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Date Posted Aug 16, 2018
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Launched at a parliamentary breakfast event 16th August, 2018, YSAS presents its “Ten Point Plan for Improving the Lives of Victorian Young People and Families Experiencing AOD-Related Harm” on behalf of the sector.

The plan calls upon the State's politicians to make a bigger commitment to funding early intervention and support programs for young people dealing with substance use related problems. 

For enquiries, please contact YSAS via email or on (03) 9415 8881. 

Download the Ten Point Plan here

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Date Posted Aug 15, 2018
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Hallam, K. T., Landmann, O., Hall, K., Kutin, J., Bruun, A., & Ennis, D. (2018).  The Victorian Youth Needs Census: Report on the Needs and Characteristics of Young People in the Youth Alcohol and Other Drug System in 2016-2017. Melbourne, Australia.

The Victorian Youth Needs Census (ThYNC) was a study aimed at identifying the needs and characteristics of 850 young people registered as clients of specialist youth AOD treatment services in across the state in 2016. The study was conducted by YSAS in partnership with 35 Victorian youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services. 

Download the snapshot here

Download full technical report here

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Victoria's largest provider of youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) services is calling on the state's politicians to make a bigger commitment to funding early intervention and support programs for vulnerable young people dealing with substance misuse.

The Youth Support & Advocacy Service (YSAS) is the state's largest and most comprehensive youth specific AOD treatment provider with more than 20 years’ experience in providing frontline services.

Ahead of the Victorian state election in November, YSAS has launched a 10 Point Plan aimed at improving the lives of young Victorians and their families experiencing harm from alcohol and other drugs.

YSAS chief executive Andrew Bruun is calling on each of the state's political parties to endorse and support the plan ahead of this year's election.

"We know that substance misuse leads to poor health outcomes, increased crime and community concern.

"It makes sense to nip substance use problems in the bud by intervening early with effective programs for young people an families.  We will all reap the long-term benefits if we do."

Mr Bruun says state government support has already made a huge difference through the $184m Ice Action Plan and the $87m Drug Rehabilitation Plan. But he notes none of the investment has been dedicated to services for vulnerable people aged between 12 and 18.

"We know that the teenage years are the key period for the emergence of substance abuse disorders," Mr Bruun said.

"When the problems that start emerging for younger people aren't dealt with, there's a high risk that these people will have extremely poor health and social outcomes by the time they're young adults."

Mr Bruun says that can result in entrenched dependency on harder drugs, or lifelong disadvantage as a result of missed education and work opportunities.

"We've been able to fund what we do right now through the support of the government, along with donors and fundraising," he said.

"But our services are overwhelmed by demand.

"With targeted investment - focused on the youngest and most vulnerable Victorians - there is so much more that can be done."

YSAS is launching the 10-Point Plan at a breakfast event at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre on Thursday.

 

MEDIA: For more information or to arrange interviews please contact Alys Francis on 0476 287 787 or Jackie Hanafie on 0412 652 439.

  • Fulltime ongoing position
  • SCHCADS level 7 dependent on qualifications and experience  + 9.5 % Employer superannuation
  • Located in Glen Iris

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 YSAS Eastern Residential withdrawal unit is a 5 bed facility providing a short term residential AOD program for young people experiencing harm and significant problems relating to their AOD use.

                                                                

About the position

The Manager is responsible for the management of a 24 hour work environment over 7 days of the week. This includes overseeing quality and safety processes, staffing, rostering, risk assessment and mitigation and ongoing  program development.

The Manager brings together and leads a multidisciplinary team, delivering collaborative and innovative programs and responsive services to young people across their delivery area. 

Please note that some after-hours work will be required to meet the needs of young people and their families and this role requires duties on the YSAS on-call roster.

Your key responsibilities will include

  1. Service capacity and capability planning, development, and implementation
  2. Staff management and well being
  3. Financial, Compliance and Contractual Management
  4. Stakeholder relationships / Relationships management
  5. Leadership and vision
  6. Clinical oversight

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

How to apply

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 received without addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications close: COB Thursday, 30th August 2018 and should be addressed to: careers@ysas.org.au, using the subject line: Manager-Youth Residential AOD Services - Glen Iris.

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.

Please note: We can only accept applications from Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Further Enquiries

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Dominic Ennis (General Manager) 03 9415-8881.

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.

 

  • Two part time positions available: one ongoing  & one fixed term to 17/08/2019
  • SCHCADS level 4-5 dependent on qualifications and experience, 9.5 % Employer superannuation and access to generous salary packaging available
  • Located at Glen Iris

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.

About the position

As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will be actively supporting young people to achieve their individual goals and provide them assistance with daily activities. You will be working a variety of shifts (day, evening and overnight) in our 24/7 residential withdrawal unit so knowledge and experience of AOD withdrawal and health care is a must.

Please note that you will be required to work a 24 hour rotating roster which includes day and evening and night shifts which is to support the needs of young people within the residential withdrawal program.

Some of the your key responsibilities will include

  1. Providing a broad range of care and support interventions to young people presenting with complex issues.
  2. Contributing to a safe friendly and innovative environment and working respectfully with young people, their families and colleagues.
  3. Responsibility for the supervision, safety and accountability of young people while in the program.
  4. Meal preparation and other household activities with young people.

For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION on our website www.ysas.org.au.

How to apply

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 Friday, 24th August 2018 and should be addressed to: careers@ysas.org.au, using the subject line: Youth AOD Worker - Residential application (Glen Iris, please specify whether you are applying for the ongoing or fixed term role).

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.

Please also note:  We can only accept applications from Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Further Enquiries

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact David Hay (Manager, Glen Iris Residential Withdrawal) on 03 9889 4255.

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.

 

  • Part-time (0.6 FTE/45.6hrs per fortnight), fixed term position to 30 June 2019
  • SCHCADS level 6 dependent on qualifications and experience + 9.5% Employer superannuation
  • Generous salary packaging available
  • Located in Hoppers Crossing

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.

We are seeking applications from qualified workers for our new EYOP project in collaboration with Victoria Police in the western metropolitan region (located at Wyndham) 

About the position
The Embedded Youth Outreach Project (EYOP) is a 12 month pilot program which will pair a police officer with a YSAS youth worker to provide an after-hours secondary response to young people coming into contact with police. The pair will respond to police interactions with young people (City of Wyndham) and engage with them in the field or at a police station to assess their needs and provide initial support and referral. The project will operate up to seven days a week outside of business hours, reflecting the time of day during which police most commonly encounter at-risk young people. The EYOP Team will be required to provide additional support during business hours to make and follow up on referrals that were initiated by the after-hours response.

This project will appeal to workers who are stimulated by working in a project environment that is evolving, developing and responsive. Vic Pol are aware of YSAS’ history of providing effective services for hard-to-reach  populations and are keen to attract experienced youth workers with the following attributes:

  • Exceptional youth engagement skills
  • Highly developed knowledge of practice frameworks and theories
  • Superior stakeholder management skills and local service network knowledge (to ensure linkages and referrals are made and that they stick)
  • A sound, practical working knowledge and understanding of the wider statutory and criminal justice system and its relevant stakeholders
  • Ability to make sound judgements and decision in complex and challenging environments
  • Exceptional cultural competence and effectiveness

The EYOP Worker will be required to work two rostered after hours shifts per week and one normal business hours shift and sit within a team of three. Each team member will be required to work every third weekend.  Penalty rates will apply where appropriate. There is more detail on the operating environment contained within the position description.

For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION on our website www.ysas.org.au.

How to apply
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 received without addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications close: COB Friday, 17 August 2018 and should be addressed to careers@ysas.org.au, using the subject line: EYOP Worker – Wyndham 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.

Please note: We can only accept applications from Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Further Enquiries
For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Clare Barrett (Manager Community Programs, Western Metro Region) on 0417 053 032 or at cbarrett@ysas.org.au.

  • 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.

  • Registered Nurse, Division 1
  • Immediate start
  • Part time (0.4FTE/Monday and Wednesday each week), fixed term to 31 August 2019.  Possibility of ongoing after this date.
  • Annual Salary, RN3-RN4 grade, depending on qualifications and experience, plus 9.5% super and attractive NFP salary packaging

About YSAS
YSAS is a leading Victorian youth health non-for-profit agency. We enable highly vulnerable and high risk young people, or those at risk of becoming so, who are experiencing substance dependence and misuse, mental illness and social disconnection, to take control of their health and wellbeing.

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 YSAS Geelong Youth Residential Withdrawal Unit is an eight bed, short-term residential facility that provides intensive support for young people between the ages of 12 and 22 years with problematic substance use issues.

About the role
YSAS is looking for a passionate and motivated registered Nurse who is able to facilitate withdrawal and associated services for young people seeking assistance in their physical detoxification from licit and illicit substances. You will be required to work closely with General Practioners in the provision of withdrawal support; you will develop and maintain positive working relationships with YSAS staff and external agencies.

You will work in a residential unit as part of a team which provides a holistic service. You will have knowledge and experience in working with young people with serious AOD issues and the ability to refer, assess, treat, and medicate young people. If you are passionate about working with young people this is a great opportunity be part of a multidisciplinary team assisting with vulnerable young people in need of care on a 24/7 basis.

How to apply
For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION on our website www.ysas.org.au.

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 received without addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications close: COB Thursday, 23 August 2018 and should be addressed to: careers@ysas.org.au, using the subject line: Residential Nurse – YSAS Geelong 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.  We can also only accept applications from Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Further Enquiries
For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Leah Benjamin (Manager Geelong Residential) on 03 5248 4777.

  • 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.

  • Registered Nurse, Division 1
  • Immediate start
  • Part time (0.6FTE/3 days pw), fixed term to 4 January 2019.  Possibility of ongoing two days per week after this date
  • Annual Salary, RN3-RN4 grade, depending on qualifications and experience, plus 9.5% super and attractive NFP salary packaging

About YSAS
YSAS is a leading Victorian youth health non-for-profit agency. We enable highly vulnerable and high risk young people, or those at risk of becoming so, who are experiencing substance dependence and misuse, mental illness and social disconnection, to take control of their health and wellbeing.

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 YSAS Fitzroy Youth Residential Withdrawal Unit is an eight bed, short-term residential facility that provides intensive support for young people between the ages of 12 and 22 years with problematic substance use issues.

About the role
YSAS is looking for a passionate and motivated registered Nurse who is able to facilitate withdrawal and associated services for young people seeking assistance in their physical detoxification from licit and illicit substances. You will be required to work closely with General Practioners in the provision of withdrawal support; you will develop and maintain positive working relationships with YSAS staff and external agencies.

You will work in a residential unit as part of a team which provides a holistic service. You will have knowledge and experience in working with young people with serious AOD issues and the ability to refer, assess, treat, and medicate young people. If you are passionate about working with young people this is a great opportunity be part of a multidisciplinary team assisting with vulnerable young people in need of care on a 24/7 basis.

How to apply
For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION on our website www.ysas.org.au

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 received without addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications close: COB Wednesday, 22 August 2018 and should be addressed to: careers@ysas.org.au, using the subject line: Residential Nurse – YSAS Fitzroy 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.  We can also only accept applications from Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Further Enquiries
For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Linda Bell (Manager Fitzroy Residential) on 03 9415 9996.

  • 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.

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