Job no: 501554
Work type: Full Time Limited Tenure
Location: Northern Suburbs
Categories: Community Development
- Join a friendly and supportive team who have a passion for working with young people.
- Join an organisation that is passionate about making a difference and bringing about change in the lives of homeless and disadvantaged young people.
- Use your leadership skills, case coordination expertise and experience to deliver an exciting residential based program, and contribute to the multidisciplinary team.
At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.
Village 21 is a new and innovative accommodation and support model, developed in partnership between Anglicare Victoria and Kids Under Cover. Village 21 is a cluster housing model which offers on-site housing and intensive support to young people aged 18-21 who have had an out of home care experience. The objective of the model is to ensure young people have a positive future and are skilled enough to be independent when they exit the service. Young people at Village 21 are provided with support via volunteer mentors who live on site (Independence Mentors). They also receive assistance, advocacy and education via the Key Practitioner, including 1:1 support and group workshops.
Young people are supported during their stay to develop a range of independent living skills, further develop or re-develop positive relationships with immediate and extended family and connections to the community, and continue participating in employment, education and/or training.
To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:
A relevant qualification in social work, youth work, welfare work and / or community development and at least two years’ experience in working with young people and their families.
Experience in effectively engaging young people who have had an out of home care experiences and/or are at risk of homelessness.
Experience or knowledge in providing support/supervision and the monitoring of volunteers.
A sound understanding of theories relating to trauma and attachment as they relate to delivering services for young people who have suffered neglect and abuse.
Knowledge of the employment, education and training sectors, and housing/homelessness services.
Ability to facilitate group workshops and events aimed at young people.
Experience in working with complex family systems and family reconciliation work.
Experience in exit planning and knowledge of accommodation and support options available to young people leaving care.
Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.
How to apply:
Detailed Position Description PD - Key Practitioner - Village 21 - North - Full Time Fixed Term - June 2019.pdf
To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.
For further enquiries contact Neil Jones-Lumby, Team Leader AOD on 8470 9999 or 0408 306 815.
Applications close: Thursday 18 July 2019.
Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.
Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.
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