Youth Outreach Worker In Australia

Youth Outreach Worker In Australia
Youth Outreach Worker In Australia

Join Mission Australia’s team and become part of a compassionate community dedicated to ending homelessness and fostering thriving lives, united by Christian values and a commitment to support those in need for as long as they need us.

Job Description

Job Source: Seek

The YouthBeat outreach team is a dynamic service offering hands-on assistance to young individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk in public spaces, steering them away from potential dangers. Recognized in the media for its impactful support to Perth’s youth, this program operates in Northbridge. As a part-time team member, you’ll work on a rotating roster, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 pm to 5 am. In this role, your responsibilities include providing information, referrals, and practical support, along with offering ongoing assistance to clients and their families.

This position entails supporting a 24/7 rotating roster, covering both day and night shifts throughout the week. Candidates must be available for overnight shifts on Fridays and Saturdays.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate Youth at Risk (YAR) Initiative shifts, conducting street-based outreach in the CBD and Northbridge area between 9 pm and 5 am on rostered days.
  • Provide trauma-informed, person-centered support to vulnerable young individuals, employing culturally secure and solution-focused approaches.
  • Deliver assertive outreach through vehicle and foot patrols in Perth CBD.
  • Utilize your understanding of current youth issues to connect and engage with young people on the street.
  • Collaborate closely with key external groups and case managers to ensure the best possible support for the encountered young individuals.
CompanyMission Australia
GenderAny
Employment TypeContract/Temp
Salary$46.06 per hour + super + penalties
Job LocationNorthbridge, Perth WA
Last Date of ApplyNot Specified
Youth Outreach Worker In Australia

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Significant background in the child, youth & family and/or homelessness or AOD (Alcohol and Other Drug) sectors.
  • Confidence in support and assessment processes.
  • Degree or Diploma in Youth Work/Community Services or a minimum of three years experience in a similar role.
  • Proven assertive outreach work experience, engaging and supporting at-risk young people, including those who are intoxicated or experiencing homelessness.
  • Experience and ability to work with at-risk young people, including knowledge of child and adolescent development.
  • Strong assessment, general counseling, and crisis intervention skills, including working with individuals experiencing alcohol and other drug use issues, mental health challenges, and families in crisis.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office, with the ability to adapt Mission Australia’s web-based Information Management system (training provided).
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, including report writing and data collection.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Full driver’s license with no restrictions.

Pre-Employment Checks:

Before commencing employment with us, candidates are required to undergo the following checks:

  • National Police History Check
  • Verification of qualifications
  • Referee checks
  • Clearance to work with children/vulnerable people

Your benifits:

  • Fulfilling work where you make a tangible difference every day.
  • Free external, confidential counseling services and access to chaplaincy support.
  • Volunteering opportunities.
  • Additional leave options, including an extra public holiday and the ability to purchase additional annual leave.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

To be considered for this opportunity, click ‘Apply Here‘ and submit your application today! As a dedicated Circle Back Initiative employer, we are committed to responding to your application. Please note that applications for this role are shortlisted as received, and interviews will be conducted throughout the advertising period. Act now! Apply promptly to be considered for this important and worthwhile role.

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