Senior Youth Housing Key Worker

Job No: Berry3207
Location: Eaglemont

  • Eaglemont location
  • Full time, fixed term position until 28 March 2020
  • Salary package equivalent to $101,000pa (inclusive of super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

The Keys to Independence Program (K2I) provides assistance to young people aged 16-21 who are/were on a Family Reunification, Care by Secretary or Long-Term Care order who are transitioning from/have left care in the North East Melbourne area.

This role has two key elements, firstly to build capacity of young people from 16.5+ years to strengthen their independence and facilitate opportunities to increase living skills and subsequently identify appropriate accommodation pathways.

Secondly, K2I workers will offer assistance to young people in Out of Home Care and their case managers/carers or via assertive outreach to young people who have left care to assist them to make informed choices around accommodation options.

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrated leadership experience including previous experience supervising or mentoring staff.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the broader sector and issues related to youth support needs and the statutory out of home care system.
  • A broad understanding of housing and demonstrated experience working within the homelessness service system.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the provision of support and service delivery to young people who sometimes have challenging support needs.
  • Ability to apply evaluation and assessment, intervention and interactive skills with young people.

To download the position description, please click here.

About You

  • Must have a passion and commitment to supporting vulnerable young people.
  • A tertiary qualification in Youth Work, Social Work or relevant field is required.
  • Relevant experience in managing and administration of brokerage funding and acquittals would be an advantage.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume, statement addressing the key selection criteria and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by 11pm on Thursday, 25 July 2019. To access the key selection criteria template, please click here.

Queries to Lyn Fletcher, Manager Youth Housing and Leaving Care Services on 03 9450 4700.

Please Note; the successful applicant must hold or be able to obtain a valid WWCC and undergo a National Police Check prior to employment.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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