Careers at yourtown

Youth Worker (Employment)

Job no: 492349
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Devonport
Categories: Employment Services, Youth Work

Our jobactive service specialises in helping young people (15-29) on their journey to employment. The service provides intensive, pre-employment support to improve the work-readiness of young people and help them into sustainable employment.

About the role

As a Youth Worker (Employment) you will work with the young people using a client centred, strengths based approach in helping them work through their non-vocational challenges to employment. Your days will be diverse but in essence can include;

  • Undertaking individual assessments and providing referrals to specialist assistance services;
  • Developing case plans and providing employment case management;
  • Assessing and managing risk and providing crisis intervention;

This role will work across Devonport and Burnie. Remuneration for this role commences at $71,096 per annum + 9.50% Superannuation + salary packaging. www.remserv.com.au/salary-packaging/how-it-works

About you

You are approachable and easily build rapport with young people. You understand that persistence is key and you follow through on what you commit to. Your practice is client focussed, our young people are at the heart of it and you understand that they are the experts in their own lives. Above all you are passionate – this is your career – a choice you make every day!

In addition you also possess;

  • Mandatory qualification at a Bachelor level of Graduate Diploma level in Allied Health, Behavioural Sciences, Social Work or similar coupled with demonstrated experience youth work in the context of case management of highly disadvantaged young people;
  • A solid understanding of the barriers faced by long term, unemployed  young people;
  • Proficient skills in using technology and systems; our compliance requirements are high and your administration needs to be on par with this.  

About yourtown

yourtown's mission is "To enable young people, especially those who are marginalised and without voice, to improve their quality of life." We take the time to listen, understand and encourage young people to find their place.

For over 15 years, yourtown has been providing quality employment services throughout Australia in communities facing long-term unemployment. Employment Services at yourtown works persistently to address youth unemployment and its causes, by unpacking the challenges a young person might have and finding the right solution for that young person. 

If you are looking for an opportunity where you are encouraged to think outside the box, help drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of young people, we would love to hear from you! Come find your place at yourtown.

 Contact:  Tharshi Thavapalan Talent Acquisition Specialist 07 3867 1283

Closing Date: Sunday 28 February 2021 - applications will be assessed as they are received

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit: www.yourtown.com.au

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National  Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check. 

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference" 

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Applications close: Tasmania Daylight Time

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