- 1 x Full Time Position 1.0 FTE to June 30th 2019 (Fixed Term Contract)
- Annual Salary (SCHCADS 5 Plus 9.5% Employer Superannuation and generous Salary Packaging)
Youth Support + Advocacy Service is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive youth specific community service that enables young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
About the Position
The Youth Crime Prevention Grants program is part of the Victorian Government’s response to youth offending, particularly recidivist offending, tackling the issue through the proven strategy of strengthening the ability of local communities intervening early and diverting young people from criminal behaviour. YSAS is the lead agency to a consortium of partners who will deliver the Crime Prevention Program pilot over two years in the LGA Frankston.
The Youth & Family Outreach Worker (the Advocate) will provide a range of holistic supports to young people utilising a resilience based service delivery model. The successful applicants will draw from a deep experience base of working with vulnerable young people and families in community settings. This position will appeal to those who are excited by the prospect of working within a high profile project that will explore new ways of delivering services and achieving tangible outcomes for participants. Advocates will be empowered to provide a comprehensive and intensive service response to ensure young people and families involved in the program can achieve the goals that they identify as important to them. The Guides will be required to work collaboratively with project partners, drawing from each other’s expertise, networks and resources in order to maximise opportunities and outcomes for clients. The Guides will also need to work autonomously; make sound judgements in the field; and will be capable of making sophisticated recommendations and conducting advocacy in complex environments.
The Youth Crime Prevention Project will invite applications from experienced workers who will in turn have the opportunity to utilise their wide experience base to provide services that are relevant, meaningful and practical. Led by a Partnership Manager who will create an authorising environment for innovation, the Guides will be creative in how, when and where young people are engaged and supported, including the provision of assertive outreach approaches, after hours work and other group work activities where required.
The position will be based in Frankston but will be part of a broader team who service Casey/Dandenong LGA’s and thus may involve activities at locations across these catchments.
For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION.
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 30th August 2017 and should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Youth & Family Outreach Worker (Advocate) - Frankston Youth Crime Prevention Program.
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.
For enquiries about these roles please contact either Warren Eames (0418126107) or Ipsita Wright (0409133289).
- 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.