Careers at yourtown

Youth Worker - Enterprises

Job no: 492989
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time), Permanent (Part-Time)
Location: Smithfield
Categories: Youth Work

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education, and specialist accommodation for families. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of services for young people in Australia with sites across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania. 

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

  • Conducting intake and psychosocial appointments for new members;
  • 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;
  • Challenging the status quo and advocating for the young person.

This role will be based in Elizabeth (Philip Highway) – South Australia. This is a 3 day permanent part-time position, but will be required full-time for the first 8 weeks

Remuneration for this role commences at $74,910 per annum + 10% Superannuation + $15,990 salary packaging 

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 local labour market as well as 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 the benefits of working at yourtown

We offer attractive employment conditions supported by an Enterprise Agreement which includes guaranteed yearly increases for 3 years, paid parental leave, and access to salary packaging arrangements of up to $15,900 via our packaging provider. We also offer monthly practice supervision with an in-house team of qualified Practice Supervisors.

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:  Sharlene Chand - Talent Acquisition Specialist 0468 839 509

Closing Date: (Applications will be assessed as they are received)

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit:

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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