Community Worker (Associate)
Youth Worker - Get Set for Work
(Social Community Home Care & Disability Services Award 2010 Level 3)
Jabiru Community Youth and Children’s Services is a community-based non-profit organisation committed to providing community services and support to children, young people and families.
Currently within our Communities team, we are looking for a passionate individual to take on the role of Community Worker – Youth Worker (Get Set for Work Jobs Pathway and Training Program).
The Youth Worker (Get Set for Work) role is a part time contract (22.5hrs) a week commencing on 14 January 2019 until 30 September 2019.
The Get Set for Work Jobs Pathway and Training program aims to recruit and link young people with appropriate vocational and educational opportunities.
As the Youth Worker, you will assist the Get Set for Work Coordinator in:
- Case management responses for young people
- Providing transport to stakeholder appointments such as Centrelink, health services, education services, housing service and other specialist youth centres.
- Developing support plans with young people which aim to strengthen the support structure around them, and develop their own capacities to ensure employment, further education and training options are achieved.
We are looking for a person with the following attribute/requirements
- A sense of humour that combines well in a professional setting.
- A willingness to grow and develop as a person that supports young people into RTO certificates and opportunities.
- A strong understanding of job pathways and the Centrelink system or willingness to rapidly acquire this knowledge.
- A firm commitment to reflective practice: personal & professional development.
- A strong desire and passion to work with young people.
- Demonstrated knowledge of developmental youth work practice and high values of mutual and respectful working relationships.
- Demonstrated knowledge of storytelling and narrative practice in working with at risk cohorts of young people and in advocating the relevance of developmental youth work to government bodies that fund employment and training programs.
- Demonstrated social justice values and a willingness to listen to the diversity of experience of the young people and workers of the community, including those who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, those who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those who have a diversity of gender and or sexual identities.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain and build upon linkages with key stakeholders.
- Understanding in the principles of community development and positive views as to what comradeship with people in your team means, would be desirable.
- Ability to work collaboratively or a regular basis in multiple settings will be essential to generating the outcomes needed with in a Get Set for Work Program as funded under the Queensland Governments Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative.
- A demonstrated ability to work both within a team and autonomously.
- Working with Children Check Paid Employee Blue Card (authorisation by Queensland Government Blue Card Services to work with under 18-year olds)
- Diploma (Community Service, Youth Work or equivalent) or enrolled in Bachelor degree (Human Services, Behavioural Science, Social Work, Psychology or equivalent)
- Current driver’s license.
If you are interested in this position, then send a letter outlining why you are interested in this role and how you meet the desired attributes/requirements.
To apply for this position, please submit via email to [email protected]:
• a cover letter
• a resume
• at least three work related referees with up to date contact details including email addresses
Applications Close: 14 December 2018
For further information please contact Emma Chambers: [email protected] or 3269 0044.