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Key Worker

Apply Job no: 501807
Work type: Full Time Limited Tenure
Location: Northern Suburbs
Categories: Community Development

  • Full-time, 38 hrs/week
  • Located in Glenroy  
  • Salary packaging is offered with this position

About Us:

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, and 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.

The Position:

COMPASS is a leaving care initiative between Anglicare Victoria and Vincent Care and is Australia’s largest Social Impact Bond. COMPASS will help young people successfully transition from Out of Home Care and set them on a positive path to independence.

COMPASS is an evidence based program that will be formally and independently evaluated to determine if the model has been able to improve the experience of care leaves and set them on a positive path to adulthood. The evaluation will measure young people’s progress for a total of 4 years, 2 years while they are engaged with COMPASS and 2 years post COMPASS support.

COMPASS will be measured on three outcomes and investors will get a return on the success of these outcomes:

  1. Achievement of stable housing – a decrease in homelessness as measured by access to short-term or emergency accommodation from Specialist Homelessness Services.
  2. Improved health – physical and mental health improvements as measured by emergency department presentations
  3. Decrease in offending behaviour – as measured by the number of convictions recorded.

In this role you will work directly with young people who are leaving Out of Home Care and prepare them for a successful transition to adulthood so they can live the life they want.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in social work, youth work, psychology, or related behavioural sciences at a degree or diploma level.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in providing case work with young people who have been involved in the statutory Out-Of-Home-Care system and/or corrective services.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to young people and skilled in motivating young people to engage with their life skill goals and capable of adapting a plan that is outcome focused when a young person’s situation changes.
  • Experience using a range of strategies in working with clients around individual and family issues such as abuse, family breakdown and family relationships.
  • Commitment to data recording and project compliance with the ability to focus on the overarching objectives of the COMPASS program.

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 Download File PD - Key Worker - Compass - West - July 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 Amanda Stacey, Operations Manager COMPASS on 0409 421 099.

Applications close Monday 22 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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