Link After Hours Support Worker - Youth Justice Housing Program

Western Suburbs
Community Services & Development
Community Development
$74179 (pro rata for PT)+super+salary packaging
Part time
Posted 2d ago
  • Part time role (0.9 EFT) – Full time, negotiable
  • $74,179 per annum (pro rata for Part time)

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

The Link Youth Justice Housing Program is an exciting and innovative partnership led by Jesuit Social Services with VincentCare and funded by Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH). The program will support young people exiting the criminal justice system by facilitating access to housing, cultivating ongoing and stable living arrangements and providing an unparalleled and crucial after-hours support service.

About the role

We are seeking a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Link After-Hours Support Worker to join our team working in a community setting. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing individualised after-hours support to participants to develop their independent living skills and reduce their chances of reoffending via a range of recreational, pro-social and personal development activities.

This is a part time position (0.9 EFT) based in Sunshine, however full time could be negotiated for the successful candidate. 

Competitive remuneration, plus salary packaging benefit, is offered together with ongoing professional and career development. 

Candidate Requirements

This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  • An ability and commitment to working with young people that have been involved with the criminal justice system and have experienced/are at risk of homelessness
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working effectively with young people experiencing complex problems such as substance misuse, mental health concerns, violent or aggressive behaviours
  • An awareness and understanding of the issues that face young people who have experienced institutionalisation and/or have had contact with the criminal justice system such as disengagement from education, family breakdown and lack of community connectedness
  • A demonstrated ability to work autonomously towards a common goal and within an established framework
  • Ability to assess a crisis situation and respond appropriately
  • An understanding of culture and appropriate cultural supports required particularly for Aboriginal young people

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you:

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

How to apply

The position description can be found on our website,

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees.

Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.

Please apply in confidence.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 27 October 2021. 

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. 

Jesuit Social Services is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?

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