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Youth Development Worker – Multiple positions available

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Organisation : LAUNCH HOUSING

Location : Melbourne (Glen Waverley )

Work type : Full-time, Part-time, Casual/Vacation

Sector : Community Support Services, Homelessness & Affordable Housing, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : LAUNCH HOUSING

About the role

  • Multiple roles available – Casuals, Permanent Part-time, and Fixed Term (until June 2023, 60.80 hours per fortnight) – various shifts
  • From $74,910 base (Pro-rata) + super + salary packaging
  • Casual roles – $37.91 + 25% casual loading + shift loading
  • Permanent YDW’s will work rostered shifts between the hours of 7:00am and 11:30pm, across 7 days of the week
  • Casuals will be required to be able to be rostered 24/7


Why choose Launch Housing?

Our mission is to end homelessness. We aim to get people housed, keep them housed, and be an influential voice on ending homelessness. We are a secular, independent provider of choice for clients and the go-to organisation on homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community.

There are many benefits of working at Launch Housing including:

  • Contributing to useful and rewarding work and giving something back to the community
  • Paid Wellbeing days (on top of annual leave) for permanent and fixed term roles only
  • Training and career growth opportunities across Launch Housing
  • A portion of your income can be tax-free by salary packaging your personal expenses
  • Additional tax-free salary packaging on dining and accommodation expenses


What you’ll do


We have opportunities for positive and energetic Youth Development Workers to drive our advantaged thinking practice approach at our Education First Youth Foyer in Broadmeadows.

The Victorian Education First Youth Foyers provide integrated learning and student accommodation in mainstream educational settings for young people aged 16-24 years, who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Using an advantaged thinking approach, they are designed for young people who have the ambition and motivation to engage in education and training but have been unable to do so due to a range of structural, institutional and personal barriers. Youth Development Workers run groups for students, respond to needs as they arise, and manage operational requirements of the site. The role includes direct support to a case load of students and running group activities for all Foyer students.


Note: The successful candidate must be available as per the applicable rostering requirement:

  • Permanent YDW’s will work rostered shifts between the hours of 7:00am and 11:30pm, across 7 days of the week.
  • Those identified as ‘night workers’ and casuals will be required to be able to be rostered 24/7.


For further information on the role please refer to the position description.


Who we’re looking for


To be successful in this role, you will have 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.

Note: Full COVID-19 vaccination or a valid Covid-19 Vaccination Exemption certificate, Working with Children and police checks are mandatory at Launch Housing.



How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Youth Development Worker - Multiple positions available via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing, #Youth_and_Young_People


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