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Transitional Housing Worker

  • Not-for-Profit - Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS) - Premiers Youth Initiative Program
  • Help for Young People in Penrith, the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury
  • Fixed Term Contract – 2 years
  • Part Time - 35 hours per week (5 days) between M-F
  • SCHADS Award – Case Worker CASH Employee Level 2, starting $43.08 per hour.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply


  • Opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable young people (17-21 years) within the local community.
  • Work locally – multiple site locations across Nepean, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas.
  • Increase your take home pay with Salary Packaging options available to NFP sector.
  • Staff Supports – Monthly Supervision, Learning & Development, Team Building activities, opportunity to work across teams, Employee Wellbeing program, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Work Practices, and additional cultural supports for Aboriginal staff, just to name a few!

About the role

The Premiers Youth Initiative is a Transitional Program for young people 17-21 years exiting Out of Home Care with a focus on education, employment, and community engagement. The Program utilises properties managed through Wentworth Community Housing, whilst providing a mentoring model through the engagement of Personal Advisors provided through our Mission Australia partnership.

The Transitional Housing Workers actively engage with young people and help them build individual capacity while empowering them to lead enriched and meaningful lives. You will work with young people in the program to build a positive case management relationship working towards independent living, ensuring that the most appropriate and effective services and support are provided to young people who are at risk of homelessness or who are experiencing homelessness and where appropriate, their families as identified in the Premiers Youth Initiative Program.

We are looking for experienced, motivated, and dedicated workers to join our dynamic team who can bring:

-       Consultative and collaborative working attitude

-       Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.

-       Ability to engage, relate and communicate with others, including young people from diverse backgrounds.

-       Great professional and team skills to ensure consistency, and clients are provided with services appropriate to their current and changing needs.


Applications CloseJuly 17, 2024
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Job CategorySocial Work
Job FieldYouth
Employment BasisContract, Part Time
LocationWestern Sydney


Qualifications, Checks and References

  • Completed Diploma in Youth Work, Community Services or Welfare qualifications.
  • Evidence of Australian Citizenship or Permanent residency
  • Unrestricted Current `C` class Driver’s Licence as you may be required to work across any of Platform’s sites in the Nepean, Blue Mountains, and Hawkesbury areas.
  • A valid National Police Clearance, Working with Children Check, First Aid Certificate and CPR Certification
  • Two referees, including current or most recent manager.

Essential Criteria

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum 12 months experience working with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Demonstrated experience working in Out of Home Care systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of working in transitional housing programs
  • Demonstrated understanding of client-centric and trauma informed practice
  • Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable young people with high and complex needs.
  • Ability to consider and adjust to the needs of participants, families, carers, and the wider community.
  • Ability to think innovatively and creatively to develop tailored client solutions.
  • Excellent communication, collaborative, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a partnership model of service delivery.
  • Ability to use online case management systems and computer proficiency.

How to Apply

How to apply

If you are passionate about helping young people and believe your experience and values align with this role, please attach your resume and no more than 2 A4 pages addressing the above Selection Criteria, including confirmation of your Qualifications, Checks and References by close of business on Wednesday 17th 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 40 yrs.

We exist to help vulnerable young people have the opportunities, skills, and support they need to actively participate in their social and economic communities. For more information about us, please visit