We are seeking a passionate and committed Youth Street-workers to provide Street Based Engagement (S.B.E.) to street frequenting young people in Campbelltown and Bankstown. The core principle of S.B.E. is to work with young people "on their turf and on their terms". S.B.E. recognises the many complex barriers vulnerable disconnected young people experience in accessing services. This non-invasive, respectful approach delivers services to directly to young people in highest need directly in areas where the young people regularly frequent. Through consistency over time the position will build credibility and trust with vulnerable disconnected youth.
This role aims to meet the physical, emotional, developmental and social needs of these vulnerable youth to support them in engaging on a pathway to healthy community reintegration including education and employment. This will be achieved managing an active case load of clients requiring intensive and coordinated support in addition to undertaking a regular consistent schedule of S.B.E. This position will work closely with other agencies including Home School Liaison Officers, School, Police, FACS, etc. to identify young people at high risk and coordinate with service delivery organisations to deliver a collaborative holistic pathway and support network to these young people.
The successful applicants will have a strong commitment to social justice principles and be a strong effective advocate on the needs of the client group. Due to the purpose of the position which is to engage highly marginalised street frequenting young people at the times and locations that they frequent, late nights and possibly some weekends are required. The applicants must also have a drivers license and comprehensively insured vehicle for work purposes.
The successful applicants must have a current Working With Children Number and clearance for working with children and young people.
|Job Board||NCOSS Community Jobs|
|Job Category||Care & Support Work|
|Job Field||Family, Children and Youth|
|Employment Basis||Full Time, Part Time, Casual|
|Location||South West Sydney|
Tertiary qualifications in human services
- MUST be Available and willing to work flexible hours including late nights and weekends, responsive to the times and locations of street frequenting young people
- Tertiary qualifications in the human services industry
- Thorough understanding and demonstrated experience in streetwork as a means for engaging hard to reach disconnected youth
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles of social justice, particularly as they relate to street frequenting young people
- Through understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents and using evidence based practices and strengths based approaches in working with young people
- Experience in casework, case management and case coordination with at risk young people and their families
- Ability to build collaborative partnerships with a range of community organisations, government departments, local businesses and local residents/groups, coupled with a demonstrated ability to lobby and advocate on the needs of the client group
- Computer Literacy and strong verbal and written communication skills
- MUST be Availability and willingness to work flexible hours including late nights and weekends, informed by the times and locations of street frequenting young people
- Drivers license and comprehensively insured vehicle for work purposes (compulsory)
- Current WWCC clearance (compulsory)
- Previous experience in streetwork
How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit the following via email to email@example.com:
1. Current CV including 2 current referees relevant to this position
2. Covering letter explaining why you are applying for this position and what you feel you can bring to this position
3. Response to the position selection criteria [listed below]
Humanity Matters Inc
Street Youth Services (SYS), a project of Humanity Matters (formerly Bankstown Multicultural Youth Service) is focused on the re-engagement of vulnerable at risk youth who have become disconnected from mainstream society, family and supports. SYS connected with disengaged young people through streetwork and acts as a conduit to link these vulnerable youth to family and community supports, education and / or employment. Raising awareness on the issues and lobbying for changes to address the barriers and challenges faced by these vulnerable disengaged youth is also a large part of what we do.
Humanity Matters, the umbrella organisation works on creating connected supportive communities by bringing communities together, building capacity and creating opportunities for vulnerable youth to re-engage with the broader community through dynamic and innovative community projects.
|Contact||Humanity Matters Inc|