Youth Worker – Frontyard Integrated Model (Casual)

About the role

To provide high quality support to the Frontyard Integrated Model. This casual position will provide support across the internal programs within Frontyard including intake and assessment, case management support and structured support to young people who are accommodated within the Frontyard Accommodation Program. The position will engage and support young people in a way that promotes their strengths and empowers them. Supporting young people to find sustainable accommodation and engage with support services.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide high quality intake and assessment services to young people presenting at Frontyard.
  • Respond appropriately to young people presenting with difficult and/or challenging behaviours; managing crises and incidents.
  • Develop advanced safety planning and crisis interventions to meet the needs of young people with multiple and complex needs.
  • Actively engage early intervention strategies Provide assistance to young people to access ongoing accommodation options, particularly supported accommodation, family reconciliation, private rental and social or transitional housing in accordance with their case plan.

Skills & experience include but are not limited to:
  • Tertiary qualifications in youth work, community development or social work or related qualification or extensive community sector experience.
  • A clear understanding of working within a case management framework, including intake and assessment processes.
  • Strong ability to build and maintain healthy relationships with young people including actively and assertively engage young people with complex needs, including in an accommodation environment.
  • Availability to work shift work including weekends and night shifts on a 24-hour roster.
  • An understanding of the requirements for ensuring child safety

Download a position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.

How to apply

  • Applications to be sent via the Apply Now button which opens up an application form on the MCM Website
  • Applications should include a current CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.
  • If you are a current MCM employee, please submit your application via the myHR job board
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications close date 29 November 2020. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

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Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police check (which includes Proof of Identity check) , Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense.