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After Hours Outreach Service Coordinator

Advertiser: Youth Projects LtdMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
18 Nov 2020
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Part Time
Healthcare & Medical, Nursing - Management

About Us:

Youth Projects is an Australian-based independent, registered charity who recognise the complex and varying needs of our clients and offer a holistic model of care and provide pathways into our award winning employment, education and social enterprise programs.

Located at two sites (Hosier Lane and the vibrant Northern region of Melbourne) Youth Projects provides front line support to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues and young people looking to re-engage with learning and employment.

Our mission is to provide high impact support, no judgement, full stop.

About the Role

Youth Projects is now on the hunt for a dynamic After Hours Outreach Service Coordinator, part time  36 hours p/w. This role is part of a multidisciplinary team based in Melbourne’s CBD.  The After Hours Outreach Service (AHOS) team utilises an assertive outreach model to assist adults with complex health needs who are primarily vulnerable, sleeping rough, living in insecure accommodation or accessing services in the City of Melbourne  The role requires specialist skills and experience in community nursing and servicing people who have complex needs.

As this is a unique role you will have demonstrated in past:

  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team of community and mental health nurses and outreach staff to ensure high clinical standards
  • Conduct assertive clinical outreach to engage and assess people sleeping rough in Melbourne’s CBD utilising appropriate nursing interventions
  • To provide clinical support and expertise to members of the AHOS team, including the
  • provision of comprehensive nursing assessments, joint care planning and discharge planning
  • Actively participate in relevant networks and external meetings, by providing clinical
  • leadership and expert knowledge of community resources and processes.
  • Develop and monitor care coordination processes for people engaged through the program interventions with a focus on linkages with Living Room services and programs
  • Develop practice partnerships with outreach services, emergency departments, homelessness service to improve health and housing outcomes for people sleeping rough in Melbourne’s CBD
  • Develop a model of integrated care with the existing service system to ensure enhanced service coordination and collaboration

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Registered Nurse with current AHPRA registration with further qualifications in Community, Mental Health, or other relevant qualification
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering health outcomes for vulnerable clients
  • Experience working in community health and a strong commitment to social model of health and trauma informed care principles
  • An understanding of the issues and implications of homelessness on clients with complex health and social needs
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and leading a team of professional staff
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing health pathways and coordinated care for clients

What in it for YOU!

  • Flexible work environment
  • Youth Projects have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Diverse and collaborative team culture. Your success is our success!

If this sounds like you, then APPLY NOW!

Our commitment to diversity

At Youth Projects, we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions and encourage applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, indigenous candidates, and people with a lived experience of disadvantage.

Safety screening

Youth Projects has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo a Police and Working with Children Checks. Any person with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.

Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected.

For further information, please contact Youth Projects at

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a service coordinator?
  • Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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