Senior Youth Residential Support Worker – Two positions available

Organisation : cohealth via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Youth & Young People

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 24 Oct, 2018

About the Role

  • Reservoir & Essendon
  • Full time, 1.0 EFT +ADO optional


If you’re looking for an opportunity to work closely with the local community and are committed to providing support and assistance to those in the community that are experiencing challenges, then this is the place for you!

  • Variety in work and a sense of achievement;
  • Enjoy Not for Profit generous salary packaging options, which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay and reduce your taxable income;
  • Role diversity and internal career progression opportunities;
  • A supportive, flexible and autonomous work environment.


These positions will be leadership roles within the program and will work closely with Youth Services Managers and Youth Residential staff to ensure the delivery of a high quality, dynamic service, within a Collaborative Recovery framework, which meets the needs of young people who are experiencing mental health challenges.


All about you:

  • A curious and positive approach to your work life, continuously striving to contribute to the growth and development of cohealth as a provider of choice;
  • Possess leadership, team building and organisational skills;
  • Hold a Tertiary qualification and/or commensurate work experience in fields related to mental health, youth or health;
  • A detailed understanding of recovery as it relates to young people and mental health, trauma informed practice and the collaborative recovery model; and
  • Strong cultural competency skills and understanding, including high level verbal, written and administrative skills.


As our Senior Youth Residential Support Worker, your daily duties will be diverse however, in essence will include:

  • Providing recovery-oriented services to young people, utilising the CRM and Recovery Star models and coaching principles. Including identifying needs, aspirations and goals in the development and implementation of client-directed, strengths-based care plans;
  • Providing support to young people in developing and maintaining social, domestic, personal care, recreation and other skills needed for independent living and self-management in the community;
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships – particularly with clinical and community services partners and the family and significant others of young people within the program; and
  • Within this role you will be required to work every third weekend and participate in an after-hours on call roster.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : cohealth via BigSplash

Who is cohealth?

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

Apply for this Job

This position will be paid under the Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social and Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2013 - 2015, Social Worker, Class 2 Year 3 (SCHADS 5)

To be considered for the role, it's mandatory to provide a CV demonstrating your skills and experience relevant to the position description, along with a cover letter that answers these questions: your application will not be considered, if this process is not followed

  • What experience have you had in providing secondary consult and leadership to a team. Please provide an example (Suggested word limit: 300 words)

  • What is your understanding of best practice principles relating to youth mental health? Please provide an example of how you have applied this in your work? (Suggested word limit: 300 words)

  • What is important to consider when developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with key external stakeholders and who might they be in this type of workplace? (Suggested word limit: 300 words)


Applications close on 24th October @ 10.00pm

People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)

Please quote in application: Senior Youth Residential Support Worker – Two positions available via Pro Bono Australia.


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