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Detour Youth Coach

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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Australia

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Not Specified - OLD

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 20 May, 2024

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

About the role

  • Provide essential support to ‘at risk’ young people & their families
  • Increase your take home pay with up to $15,900 in salary packaging benefits.
  • Part-time (4 days per week), Max term role until 30/06/2025, based in Shepparton
About the opportunity

The Detour program is an early intervention program for young people aged 12-24 years and their families or significant adults. The initiative aims to address potential homelessness in young people by providing intensive wrap-around coaching support services by assisting with individualised intensive support packages.

As a Detour Youth Coach, you will provide early intervention and prevention services, implement a new approach that helps young people develop the skills and resources they need to achieve their potential.

In this role, you will ensure that young people commit to an integrated plan that creates a pathway to successful independence, and connects young people to their families, community, and the right support at the right time.

Click here to view the Position Description.

What’s on offer

In addition to base salary plus superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits.

Paid Parental Leave for up to 10 weeks. 

10% gap discount for childcare services with Uniting Early Learning

About you

You are looking to join an organisation that truly supports vulnerable Victorians and Tasmanians to improve their lives.

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant tertiary and / or post-graduate qualification is preferred, with relevant experience in the community, human services, or social welfare sectors.
  • Significant experience in working with and providing casework to young people and their families, particularly within the context of early intervention and youth homelessness.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the youth homelessness sector and / or mainstream services.
  • Extensive knowledge of casework principles.
  • The capacity to deliver group work initiatives.
  • An understanding of key issues as related to youth homelessness and family breakdown.
  • Knowledge and / or experience in Action Research and other related participatory engagement strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in strength-based casework practice and group work.
How to apply

Click APPLY to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.

Please note, interviews may commence prior to application’s closing.

If you have questions about the opportunity, please contact Grace Hearn – Team Leader on 0407 492 746

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.


How to apply

Please click on the apply now button for further details.

Please quote in application: Detour Youth Coach via Pro Bono Australia.

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