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  • Leadership role
  • Not-for-Profit - Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS)
  • Help for Young People in Penrith, the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury
  • Fixed Term Contract until 30 June 2021 – with intention to extend for a further 3 years
  • Part Time - 28 hours per week (4 days) between M-F
  • SCHADS Award - CASH Employee Level 4, commencing $45.77 per hour
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply


  • Opportunity to lead a team in making a real difference in the lives of vulnerable young people (17-25 years) within the local community
  • Work locally – based in Penrith
  • 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

This role will lead our Premier’s Youth Initiative (PYI) program involving multi service coordination and a holistic approach across housing, employment and education domains to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.

You will coordinate and support the team to provide an integrated casework and case management service to clients who are vulnerable and require assistance, specialist services and access to quality services and brokerage.

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated leader to join our dynamic team who can bring:

  • Ability to be self-directed, plan, prioritise and organise projects to meet deadlines
  • Consultative and collaborative working attitude
  • Experience working across partnership programs
  • 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.


Applications Close April 30, 2021
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Job Category Social Work
Job Field Housing & Homelessness
Employment Basis Part Time
Location Western Sydney

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  • Completed Diploma in Youth Work, Community Services or Welfare qualifications (min. Certificate 4 in Welfare/Community Services/Youth Work) or equivalent work experience.
  • Ability to work in Australia
  • 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

  • Demonstrated experience working within Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) or Out Of Home Care (OOHC) or Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) or Premiers Youth Initiative (PYI) program and/or Transitional Housing.
  • Strong Leader, demonstrated experience in providing professional support to team members
  • Ability to provide good judgement in crisis and housing situations
  • Sound Knowledge of outreach case management practices
  • Demonstrated written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain an ethical, inclusive and non-judgmental attitude
  • 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 with this role, please forward your resume and no more than 2 A4 pages addressing the above Selection Criteria, including confirmation of your Qualifications, Checks and References to by close of business on Friday 30th April 2021.

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


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