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Support Worker - Engagement House

Advertiser: Ted Noffs Foundation3.1 out of 53.1 overall rating (11 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
12 Nov 2019
Work Type
Part Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

"Our Mission is to help disadvantaged young Australians become advantaged. Together, we can continue to make a difference for the next generation of young Australians".

Position: Part Time (15 hours a week)

Location: Watson ACT

Remuneration: Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Award 2010 (Level 4) + full salary packaging options available

Founded in 1970, the Ted Noffs Foundation is a nationwide organisation, which offers young people the support and opportunities to reach their full potential.

Noffs is looking for an Engagement House Support Worker to support the young people who live independently in the engagement house and work with them with their aftercare support.

The successful candidate will assist the young people in a residential setting, which include direct client support and supervision, facilitating groups, case reviews, and other administrative duties.

Responsibilities and duties include, but not limited to:

  • Support young people with case management, developing action plans and working on their individual relapse prevention plans.
  • Assist young people through aftercare program (CALM), and support them in their exit planning from the residential program (PALM).
  • Contribute to the daily functioning of the programs, through the provision of crisis support, behavioural management strategies, general facilitation of the program (including facilitating group sessions), and implementing the general living skills component of the program (including identification of the residents’ basic needs, food preparation, personal and household hygiene, exercise and recreation and money management).
  • Deliver early intervention and prevention strategies.
  • Maintenance of accurate records, statistics and reports.
  • Participate in staff meetings, trainings and other forums as required.
  • Assessment of young people wanting to enter the Engagement House.
  • Management of bond, rent and maintenance checks of Engagement House.

Essential selection criteria:

  • Recognised qualifications and/or experience working with young people, preferably those with alcohol and other drug related difficulties.
  • Experience in conducting thorough assessments and developing case management plans for young people around complex issues.
  • Group management and crisis intervention skills along with a mature, compassionate, common sense approach to conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and practical life skills to organize positive group and individual recreational and other activities.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage clients positively while maintaining own boundaries.
  • Commitment to the principles of harm minimisation and to the aims of the Ted Noffs Foundation.
  • Successful candidates MUST have a current and valid ACT WWVP Card prior to commencing employment.
  • Current driver's licence and a good driving record.

Desirable selection criteria:

  • Minimum of 12 months direct casework experience.
  • Knowledge of government and community networks and service providers.
  • First Aid Certificate.

Submit your application via SEEK (Resume and Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria) by 24 November 2019

Please apply via SEEK only. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.

For further information, contact us at Only successful applicants will be contacted.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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