Youth Worker, Street Connect


Working on the front-line, you’ll make a direct impact to the lives of young people, families and communities across the state. This role isn’t for just anyone. It requires hard work, resilience, a creative approach and commitment to best practice in your field. Every person, every family and every community is different and we need people who are proactive and flexible to adapt to these changing environments.

In return for your effort and dedication, we provide the support of an inclusive and welcoming community which encourages best practice.

About the role

As a Youth Worker for Street Connect you will be making connections with marginalised and disconnected young people who gather regularly in public places with the aim of engaging them in positive life changes through intensive case management and crisis interventions.  You will engage in youth outreach throughout the wider Perth metropolitan including street based outreach in Perth CBD providing information, support, advocacy and informal counselling.

About you

You are a passionate and talented individual who is driven to deliver a quality service for our clients. 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Diploma level qualification in Human Services, combined with significant skills and experience in youth work, or tertiary qualification in Youth Work, Social Work or related behavioural science discipline
  • Ability to engage and build strong  relationships with and motivate ‘at risk’ young people
  • Case management and assessment skills
  • Ability to accept, respect and work with young people:
    • from different cultures, particularly with Aboriginal & CaLD young people
    • who may identify as LGBTI
    • from all belief systems
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Organisational skills in order to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively
  • Up to date knowledge of resources in the youth services field, including education, training and employment
  • Understanding of youth housing and accommodation systems
  • Ability to work in a team and to work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to use electronic devices such as smart phone, tablet and computer and relevant applications

You must possess a current National Police Clearance valid within one year, a WA Working with Children Check, a Senior First Aid certificate and WA Drivers Licence with a willingness to obtain a LR bus licence.

About our values

While your skills and experience tell part of your story, your values and attitude speak louder still.  At Anglicare WA we are all about people, placing people at the heart of our work.  We are focused on strengths, believing in and amplifying the strength of people and communities.  We are fiercely inclusive, making sure everyone can belong. As trusted partners we are curious and creative, always looking for new ways to do better.  We are courageous and gutsy, tackling difficult issues, even when it’s hard.  Do these values resonate with you?

If the opportunity excites you to develop your career in an organisation whose values align with yours then we want to hear from you.

This is a part time, 7.5 hour per week position, with the opportunity for additional hours as required by the service.

Benefits

  • $70,413 - $75,762 per annum (pro rata) + 9.5% superannuation
  • In addition to your remuneration, you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits where you can package up to $15,900 per annum and not pay tax on that amount

To be considered, applications must include a current detailed resume and covering letter addressing the ‘about you’ section above.  To apply, please click on the apply button and follow the prompts.

For further information please contact Esben Kaas-Sorensen Street Connect Coordinator on (08) 9263 2***

This vacancy is available for an immediate start and we reserve the right to close applications once a suitable candidate has been identified.  Please apply without delay!

Anglicare WA promotes a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTI, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with a disability to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

Unsolicited referrals from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.