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Detour Youth Coach

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • 3 day per week, contract role until June 2018, based in Shepparton

About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.

Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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About the opportunity

The Detour program is an early intervention program for young people aged 12-24 years and their families or significant adults. It aims to address potential homelessness in young people by providing intensive wrap-around coaching support services by assisting with individualised intensive support packages. The program aims to provide access to early intervention and prevention services, implement a new approach that helps young people develop the skills and resources they need to achieve their potential, ensure 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.

About you

We would love to hear from you if you have a tertiary and/or post graduate qualification 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, knowledge and experience with the youth homelessness sector and or mainstream services.

Additionally, you will have demonstrated experience and knowledge in strength-based case work practice and group work. You will also have the ability to network and establish sound working relationships with related services, especially primary and secondary schools and community agencies.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. When applying, please include a cover letter, of no more than one page outlining your suitability and attach a current resume of no more than 3 pages. You will also need to send in your response to the Key Selection Criteria document that is attached. Please send your application to: [email protected]

Applications close on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 5pm

Get in touch

E: [email protected]

T: (03) 5831 6157 to speak with Teresa Carney, Programs Manager

Employment is subject to satisfactory criminal history and Victorian Working with Children Checks prior to commencement. Uniting is proud to be an inclusive employer and committed to keeping children safe.


Job contact

Name: Marnie Hopkins

Phone: 9412 5700