- Full time (1.0FTE/ 76 hours fortnight). Potential for part time role (0.8FTE/60.8 hours fortnight) for the right candidate
- Fixed term contract for 12 months
- SCHCADS level 5 (Dependent on qualifications and experience) plus 9.5% Employer Superannuation
- Generous Salary Packaging available
- Located in Bendigo
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
As the Youth AOD Outreach Worker you will be working with young people who are experiencing a range of challenges with their alcohol and/or drug use, providing them with support to make informed decisions across a range of life areas. You will have the ability to advocate, support and engage with young people from diverse backgrounds.
To be successful in this position you will have
Relevant tertiary qualifications in in Youth Work, Community Services or other health related qualifications (i.e. Social Work, Youth Work, Family Studies, etc.).
Minimum of two years professional experience in similar position
Experience in working with young people with complex needs in an outreach capacity especially issues relating independent living and problematic alcohol or other drug use.
Demonstrated understanding of case planning and review and case work / case management approaches. In addition to responding to crises and accessing other support services.
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 close: COB Monday, 28 May 2018 and should be addressed to: email@example.com, using the subject line: Youth AOD Outreach Worker – Bendigo 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.
For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Kerry Donaldson (Manager YSAS Bendigo) on (03) 5444 2969.
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.