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Transitions Youth Development Worker

Organisation : Launch Housing via Big Splash

Location : Melbourne (Glen Waverly)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $73,083 per annum (pro-rata) + super

Application closing date : 7 Mar, 2021

About the role

Join Melbourne’s most progressive housing and homelessness organisation!

  • Permanent, part-time role (64 hours per fortnight) – must be able to work on weekends
  • Great Glen Waverly location, close to public transport, cafes and shops
  • Salary: $73,083 per annum (pro-rata) + super
  • Additional wellbeing leave + salary packaging
  • Flexible working environment

We are currently seeking a Transitions Youth Development Worker to join our Glen Waverly Education First Youth Foyer (EFYF). EFYF is an innovative, partnership model to help young people experiencing homelessness build sustainable lives by providing and combining affordable accommodation, education, training and employment. Youth Foyers help break the cycle of homelessness, create opportunities, and help young people lead independent and fulfilling lives.

As a Transitions Youth Development Worker, you will act as the main point of contact for coordination and implementation of transition plans for students pre and post the Foyer Program whilst building and maintaining relationships with local real estate agents and other services that can offer post-foyer support if needed. Sourcing and securing private rental for foyer students will be achieved through working with the students throughout their stay to advance their housing and living skills and to develop a transitions plan.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in working in youth programs and an understanding of the challenges that face young people of this background. You will have an unwavering belief in young people, be an outstanding role model to fellow staff as well as the students living at the Education First Youth Foyer, and recognise that education is essential to breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that uses innovative education and housing practices, this exciting and challenging position offers applicants the opportunity to build and empower the lives of youth experiencing homelessness.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Launch Housing via Big Splash

Launch Housing is an independent Melbourne based community organisation passionately committed to ending homelessness. From providing high-quality housing to an innovative range of support, education, and employment services, we bring solutions to homelessness under one roof for thousands at risk or experiencing the crisis and trauma of homelessness. With over 400 staff working across 14 locations in metropolitan Melbourne, we combine direct action with advocacy, research, and innovation to drive widespread change

How to apply

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, please follow the Apply Now button. If you need further information regarding this role, please contact Alexandra Lebret on (03) 9564 6488.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children Check and Police check. Launch Housing is committed to child safety. We have zero-tolerance for child abuse. Launch Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or queer. We acknowledge Lived Experience as unique expertise and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.

Please quote in application: Transitions Youth Development Worker via Pro Bono Australia.

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