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Are you an experienced Case Worker…We need YOU!

  • Not-for-Profit - Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS)
    Help vulnerable Young People (15-19) to participate in social, economic and community life.
  • Permanent Part time - Case Worker  (28 hours) Working Monday to Friday
  • SCHADS Award – Case Worker CASH Employee Level 2, starting $41.52 per hour
  • First Nations Peoples are encouraged to applyBenefits
  • Opportunity to join a team in making a real difference in the lives of vulnerable young people (12-25 years) within the local community
  • Work locally - Nepean, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury LGA’s
  • 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!

We are looking for motivated and dedicated Case Workers to join our dynamic team who:

  •  Have an interest and passion for creating independence in young people and experience in working with young people who are homeless, or at risk and a knowledge of the range of issues facing homeless youth
  • A consultative and collaborative working attitude
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to provide good judgement in crisis and housing situations
  • Commitment to a learning culture and ongoing professional development
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Ability to engage, relate and communicate successfully with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to maintain an ethical, inclusive and non-judgmental attitude


Applications CloseMay 24, 2024
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Job CategorySocial Work
Job FieldHousing & Homelessness
Employment BasisOngoing, Part Time
LocationWestern Sydney


Qualifications, Checks and References

• Completed Diploma in Youth Work, Community Services or Welfare qualifications
• Australian Citizen or Permanent resident
• Unrestricted Current `C` class Driver’s Licence as you may be required to work across any of Platforms 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

The minimum requirements to be considered for this role include:

a. Minimum 12 months Case Work experience working with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
b. Sound Knowledge of Case Management in the Specialist Homelessness Sector
c. Sound Knowledge of Child Protection Systems and Mandatory Reporting Practices
d. Sound Knowledge of living skills and ability to implement programs
e. Proven skills in Referral and Assessment procedures
f. Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
g. Proven ability to work confidently with challenging behaviours within a trauma informed and Client Centred Frameworks.
h. IT literate and able to work with client information systems.

How to Apply

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 Qualifications
  • Copies of other Checks and References

to by close of business on Friday 24th May 2024.

Should you have any questions about the role, please contact Emma Jordan, Program Manager on 02 47 600 800.

Platform Youth Services

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