Transitional Housing Worker- (PYI) Premiers Youth Initiative Nepean – Blue Mountains District

Platform Youth Services

Applications Closing: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 00:00
Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Housing & Homelessness
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Greater Blue Mountains
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.


Platform is looking for experienced, motivated and dedicated Workers to join our dynamic team. We are looking for people to actively engage with young people and help them build individual capacity while empowering them to lead enriched and meaningful lives.


The Premiers Youth Initiative is a 3-year Transitional Program for young people 15-17 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 will work with all 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.

This position will involve you having the flexibility to work across multiple site locations, across Nepean, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas. The contract is in line with and dependant on funding.

Interviews will be scheduled for Monday 10th February 2020 in Penrith.

Platform encourage applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Minimum Diploma in Youth Work/Community Services;
  • 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
  • Ability to maintain an ethical, inclusive and non-judgemental attitude.
  • Excellent communication, collaborative, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated written communication, and ability to keep accurate documents
  • Ability to work autonomously and also as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to use online case management systems and computer proficiency
  • Current first aid certificate
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Current Working with Children clearance

                             National Police Check (2 years)

Desirable Selection Criteria:
  • Knowledge of SHS funded Youth Services.
  • Training in Identify and Respond to Risk of Harm
  • Cultural awareness training and Youth Mental health First Aid

                             Demonstrated competence in Work Health and Safety.

Other Information:

Nepean – Blue Mountains District

Hours of Work PW


How to apply

If you are interested, please forward your resume and no more than 2 A4 pages addressing the above Essential Criteria, Working with Children Check and National Police Check,  addressed to Manager- Emma Jordan at by:  COB 31st January 2020

Date posted: 16 January 2020

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