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Multicultural Youth Worker – Navigator (CMY174)

Organisation : Centre for Multicultural Youth

Location : Melbourne (Dandenong)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $68,804 per annum pro rata

Application closing date : 18 Nov, 2019

About the role

CMY seeks a Multicultural Youth Worker, (located in Dandenong), who will provide individualised support and case management services to young people aged 12-17 years of age who have disengaged from education. Services and supports will include undertaking assessments, development and implementation of re-engagement plans, family and referral and outreach work. Through the services provided, the Multicultural Youth Worker will assist young people to remain in education or to reconnect back into education and training.

About the Navigator Program

The Navigator Program is a program funded by the state government which aims to support disengaged learners aged 12 to 17 years old and work with them in returning to education or training. The program works closely with families and schools and uses assertive outreach, case management and restorative practice to re-engage young people back into learning pathways.

The program is delivered in the South East metro, Melbourne in partnership with local schools, services and the regional Department of Education and Training office. The South East region is a partnership between four organisations – CMY, TaskForce and South East Community Links provide case management and specialist services with the South East Local Learning and Employment Network (SELLEN) as the consortium leader.

  • Hours: Part Time, 22.8 hours per week (0.6 FTE)
  • Fixed Term: until December 2020
  • Base Salary SCHADS 4: $68,804 per annum pro rata (plus Super and Access to Salary Packaging)
  • Location: CMY Dandenong Office
  • Applications Close: Midday 12:00 pm, Monday 18 November 2019

You will have

  • An understanding of adolescent development and knowledge of the factors that can contribute to a young person’s disengagement from education and learning.
  • Knowledge and experience in appropriate interventions/skills required to support young people and families from vulnerable, culturally diverse and marginalised communities and a clear understanding of case management, intensive support, crisis intervention and assertive outreach.
  • Capacity to work with a high degree of cultural competency and understanding of culturally appropriate service delivery in relation to Aboriginal young people, their families and communities, and in relation to CALD young people, their families and communities.
  • Experience working with families and ability to use a range of strategies around family issues such as family violence, family breakdown and school withdrawal.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the capacity to liaise with a range of government and non-government stakeholders.

For more information

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Centre for Multicultural Youth

The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria, providing specialist knowledge and support to young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Our vision is that young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds are connected, empowered and influential Australians.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : PD CMY174 MYW - Navigator SE_Nov2019

Email jobs@cmy.net.au using the subject line: <Insert Your Name> Multicultural Youth Worker - Navigator CMY174 and include:

  • Your updated resume / CV
  • A document outlining your responses to each of the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description available at http://www.cmy.net.au/careers.

CMY takes Child Safety seriously and short listed candidates are subject to child safety screening and assessment against child safety standards as part of our thorough recruitment process.  

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.


Please quote in application: Multicultural Youth Worker – Navigator (CMY174) via Pro Bono Australia.


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