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Caseworker - Speak Out Program

Job Reference No:

Weave - Feb 18

Reference No: Weave - Feb 18

Weave Youth and Community Services

Applications Closing: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00

The Speak out Caseworker will provide casework, youth work, practical assistance, housing support, information, education and support services to young people (aged 12-28 years).

The successful candidate will have experience in providing individual casework and case management to support young people with complex trauma histories and complex needs including mental health and AOD challenges. 

The successful candidate will feel supported through regular supervision, access to peer review, opportunities for training and development and a friendly and experienced team around you.

Classification for this position is SCHADS Award Level 4 Paypoint 1-4 depending on qualifications and experience. Hourly rate range: $35.33 - $38.10 per hour depending on qualifications and experience plus significant salary packaging benefits.  

Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Mental Health & Counselling
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Inner City Sydney
About us

Speak Out Dual Diagnosis Team (Young People)

Caseworker: Part Time 3 days a week

* Work with a dynamic and well respected NGO with 40 years experience working with the community

* Work as part of a team of caseworkers, counsellors and project workers supporting young people with mental health and AOD challenges

* Enjoy a culture where your ideas and ways of working are valued and given space to  be implemented.

The Speak Out program works with young people with co-existing mental health and

alcohol and other drug challenges.


Position details

Relevant qualifications in Youth Work, Social Sciences, Social Work or other relevant discipline. 

Essential Selection Criteria:


(Please submit document addressing the Essential and Desirable Selection criteria)


  1.  Relevant qualifications in Youth Work, Social Sciences, Social Work or other  relevant discipline       
  2.  Two years or more experience in youth work.
  3.  Experience in providing casework and case management to young   people with complex needs including mental health and AOD issues.
  4. Good understanding of the social justice issues facing young people who live in the Redfern/Waterloo area, particularly Aboriginal young people.
  5. Knowledge and understanding of relevant referral pathways to health, mental  health, drug and alcohol and support services.
  6.  Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  7.  Excellent sense of humour.
  8.  A commitment to EEO policy OHS safety standards, ethical practice         principles and a commitment to the principles of cultural diversity
  9.  Current NSW Class C drivers license and willingness to use own car for work  purposes
  10.  Current NSW Working With Children Check clearance
  11.  Computer literacy


Desirable Selection Criteria:


  1.  Counselling skills and experience   
  2. Knowledge of service networks in the area
  3.  Knowledge and practice of trauma informed care principles
Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Patricia Vasquez
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 93180539
How to apply

**Applications including a current Resume and a document specifically responding to and outlining how you meet each of the Selection Criteria (List of criteria included in the Job Description Document), should be emailed to Patricia Vasquez at**

Job Description is available on the Weave website:

Date posted: 28 February 2018

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