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June 9, 2017

Entry Level Youth Caseworker Pakenham

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Casual Youth Caseworker

Do you have a passion for providing assistance to youth in need and at risk? We are currently seeking a motivated and passionate casual Youth Caseworker to join our client’s team located in Pakenham. Our client, which operates a Residential Care Program, works alongside youth who have suffered trauma and abuse in their past. These vulnerable youth need motivation as they have often lost a sense of meaning in their lives. This is your opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of young people.

In this role, you will support youth in a variety of ways. As you build strong healthy relationships with the young people, you will help them strengthen attachment through developing and maintaining meaningful relationships. You will help them self-regulate by finding ways to understand and express their emotions, and of course seek ways to self-soothe and relax. As you work in a cohesive team environment, you will help the youth be part of a group where they can also contribute and support each other. You will teach them to be aware of the feelings of others and the importance of celebrating diversity. Showing the youth how to respect themselves and others will be crucial to their own development. Throughout all of this, your goal will be to support the young people to ensure they have everything they need to continue on in making a positive contribution to society.

Position Overview

- Support vulnerable children and young people by working to provide healing
- Provide high-quality compassionate mentorship, support, and coaching to youth
- Work in collaboration and partnership with professionals and other organisations as needed
- Assist clients with achieving their goals and ensuring their needs are met
- Manage unanticipated events or unstable situations in a timely professional manner
- Organise your time and resources based on the individual needs of each youth

Required Skills and Experience:

- Working with Children’s Check
- Strong interpersonal and human relationship skills while being attentive to the needs of others
- Sound understanding of working with clients with complex needs
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Quick-thinking ability to problem solve
- Ability to adapt and work effectively in a variety of settings

Desired Skills and Experience:

- Certificate in Community Services and/or Youth Work, or relevant qualifications in humanities
- Proven ability in working with conflict and resolving problems
- Prior experience working with young people


- Attractive salary packaging options

- Career development opportunities and training

- Opportunity to work alongside experienced and talented residential care workers
- Knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of the youth in the community

Job Type: Casual

Hours: Varying day and evening shifts

Salary: $28.91

Job Ref: 941348

How to apply:

To apply for this role please submit your resume below. Successful candidates will be contacted for a phone interview then onto a face to face interview with the client.

To be considered for this opportunity you must have a legal entitlement to work in Australia & hold a valid VIC driver licence. Criminal record checks with the VIC Police, working with children checks, prior employment checks & functional assessments are part of the recruitment process. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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