Employment Youth Worker

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of services for young people in Australia with sites across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. The community with yourtown's Art Unions funds most of what we do. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

jobactive is a program specialising in helping young people (15-29) on their journey to employment. The service provides intensive, pre-employment support to improve the work-readiness of young people and help them into sustainable employment.

As an Employment Youth Worker you will work with the young people using a client centred, strengths based approach in helping them work through their non-vocational challenges to employment. Your days will be diverse but in essence can include;

  • Conducting intake and psychosocial appointments for new members;
  • Undertaking individual assessments and providing referrals to specialist assistance services;
  • Developing case plans and providing employment case management;
  • Assessing and managing risk and providing crisis intervention;
  • Challenging the status quo and advocating for the young person.

This role will work across Beenleigh, Capalaba and Victoria Point. 

To be a successful applicant you are:

  • Qualified - due to funding requirements of this role you must have a Degree or Graduate Diploma in Allied Health Services or Behavioural Sciences, Social Work or other Allied Health qualification;
  • Experienced – you are well versed in youth work and formal case management;
  • Passionate – this is your career – it a choice you make every day!
  • Client focussed - our young people are the heart of your practice and you strongly believe in giving them a voice;
  • A problem solver. You trouble shoot on the go and are innovative in your approach;
  • Reliable, you follow through;
  • Amazing at administration. Our compliance requirements are strict and you can keep on top of this without an issue.

At yourtown our town is your town.  We are all about people, how we work with each other and the hundreds and thousands we care for each year.  We take the time to listen, understand and encourage people to find their place. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Contact:  Tharshi Thavapalan, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 07 3867 1***

Closing Date: Sunday 31 May 2020

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit: www.yourtown.com.au

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

In line with yourtown's diverse workplace culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.