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  • Not-for-Profit. Help for Young People (16-25) to participate in social, economic and community life.
  • Fixed Term - 2 years /Part time – 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday
  • SCHADS Award - CASH Employee Level 3, commencing $49.28 per hour
  • Australian Citizens and Permanent resident holders only
  • First Nations Peoples are encouraged to apply
  • Identified position - female only


  • Increase your take home pay with Salary Packaging tax-free benefits
  • Work locally- Hawkesbury
  • Monthly Supervision, Learning & Development, opportunity to work across teams, Employee Wellbeing and Employee Assistance Programs, Flexible Work Practices, Annual Family Picnic Day and additional cultural supports for Aboriginal staff, just to name a few!

About the role
To enhance the delivery of services and responses for vulnerable young people experiencing homelessness and domestic and family violence (DFSV), this role aims to promote safety, healing, and empowerment among young survivors of DFSV by providing person-centered and trauma-informed case management, including crisis intervention and safety planning. This specialised role will work alongside Platform programs to build awareness and capacity of workers in dealing with DFSV including advocacy, court support and referral aimed at securing safe housing solutions and focusing on young people at risk. This position will also develop and build on existing relationships and referral pathways through collaboration with DV related organisations, such as child protection, health and legal services to ensure a coordinated DFSV response that strengthens referral pathways and maximises resources. We are looking for a motivated and dedicated Specialist Case Worker to join our dynamic team who:

  • Has an interest and passion for working with Young People creating
  • A consultative and collaborative working attitude
  • Ability to engage, relate and communicate successfully with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Commitment to a learning culture and ongoing professional development
  • Alignment with and modelling of Platforms core values; Integrity, Aspiration, Respect, Advocacy, Connection and Perseverance.


Applications CloseJuly 22, 2024
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Job CategorySocial Work
Job FieldYouth
Employment BasisContract, Part Time
LocationWestern Sydney

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Qualifications, Checks and References (Mandatory)

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, community welfare or criminal justice
  • Australian Citizen or Permanent resident
  • 100 Points of Identification
  • National Police Check (2 years)
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Two referees, including current or most recent manager.

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications (preferably a degree) and a minimum 12 months experience in Social Work, Community Welfare, Criminal Justice and/or equivalent experience working in the domestic violence sector;
  • Sound knowledge of domestic and family violence, its complexities and consequences, including understanding of intersectionality between social issues and domestic and family violence, in particular the barriers that young women may face when leaving violence;
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice response to domestic violence in NSW, including ADVO applications, criminal prosecutions and related legal matters;
  • Knowledge of Legal Aid NSW policies in relation to grants of legal aid for people in domestic and family violence matters;
  • Sound Knowledge of Child Protection Systems and Mandatory Reporting Practices;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients in crisis and provide appropriate, trauma-informed support;
  • Demonstrated ability in building networks and partnerships;
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in negotiation, advocacy, conflict resolution and group facilitation;
  • Sound organisational, administrative and computer skills and ability to work independently and within a team;
  • Ability to deliver services in accordance with Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) and Platform policies and standards;
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work across any of Platform’s sites in the Nepean, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas, as required;
  • Ability to work with local communities and services to promote awareness of DFSV and DV services;
  • Ability to meet with clients away from the Platform offices in accordance with safety assessments and processes.

How to Apply

Under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be female so applications from female candidates are encouraged. If you are passionate about helping young people and believe your experience and values align, please forward the following;

  • Resume
  • Document addressing the selection criteria (no more than 2 A4 pages)
  • Copy of related Qualifications
  • Copies of other Checks and References, as outlined above

to by close of business on Friday 12th July 2024. Should you have any questions about the role, please contact Emma Jordan, Program Manager on 02 47 600 800.

Platform Youth Services

About Us Platform Youth Services is a growing not-for-profit based youth homelessness service, that has provided holistic services to vulnerable young people who are at risk of homelessness or who are experiencing homelessness in the Nepean, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas for over 45 years. We exist to help vulnerable young people have the opportunities, skills, and support they need to actively participate in their social and economic communities. Our culture is built on the core values; Integrity, Aspiration, Respect, Advocacy, Connection and Perseverance For more information about us, please visit