Employer: Community Living Association
Closing Date: 13 June 2022
ARROS (Community Living Association Inc)
Are you passionate about working alongside young people at risk of homelessness, to create real change in their lives and the wider community? The ARROS team is offering the opportunity for a creative, flexible, and passionate practitioner to join our team of committed social and human services workers to work towards social justice and ensure young peoples’ human rights are upheld. ARROS invites social work practitioners, including new graduates, to apply for this role. We are open to applicants with alternate qualifications!
ARROS works with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This includes young people who are transitioning from care or from youth justice to adulthood. We provide holistic support to people with the aim of providing spaces to live, places to belong and roles for meaning.
What young people say about their connection with ARROS:
“I know I can count on them when things get tough.”
“ARROS workers are there when shit hits the fan.”
“I know you won’t leave me when I need it most, or wherever I might be staying.”
What workers say about their work with ARROS:
“ARROS has given me opportunities to develop skills and knowledge around capacity building, advocacy, strength-based approach, counselling and networking through working with young people in a holistic way.”
“Working as an ARROS worker enabled me to nurture critical thinking skills as well as to be creative and think outside of the box.”
The Outreach Worker position is a full-time position, on a twelve-month contract, with possibility of extension. Remuneration is at a SCHCADS 4 (Social and Community Services Pay Scales). There is opportunity to increase your income through inclusion in our salary sacrificing program. The SCHCADS award can be accessed here.
ARROS is a small, passionate, and committed team of social work and human service practitioners working together to respond to the needs of young people, and parents with disability, experiencing disadvantage and marginalisation in our community, through an outreach model.
We are committed to providing ongoing quality, relationship–based support to those with whom we work, to enhance their access, opportunities and engagement in the community.
We are committed to developing practice to best meet the needs of the young people with whom we work, and strive do so in innovative, creative and responsive ways. Workers are encouraged to be creative, take initiative and are invited to contribute to the development of organisational practice and development.
Staff are supported to develop their practice through regular individual and peer professional supervision and through access to both internal and external professional development. We value new graduates and are committed to supporting emerging practitioners to develop.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Proactive outreach to provide direct support to young people who have an intellectual/cognitive disability and are vulnerable in the community.
Working alongside families, significant others, community members, and service providers who are in contact with or support marginalised young people who have an intellectual/cognitive disability.
Networking and collaborating with young people, families, significant others, community members, and service providers in relation to joint responses to the needs of marginalised young people who have an intellectual/cognitive disability.
To develop mechanisms for the dissemination of information to families, significant others, community members, and service providers regarding the needs and issues of young people with an intellectual/cognitive disability.
Working as a member of the ARROS team.
Working in a manner consistent with ARROS’ policies and procedures.
Supporting the Team Leader in data collection, service documentation, evaluation, service development and systems advocacy.
HOW TO APPLY
Please contact Community Living Association for the application kit on 3266 5633 or email [email protected]
Applications need to include:
A cover letter that shares who you are and why you would like to work with us! Please respond to the three questions in the application kit, sharing some examples of work and/or experience responding to three questions
- A recent resume
Applications that do not include a response to the three questions will not be considered.