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Case Worker, Youth Living and Life Skills

Key Responsibilities:

  • Passion for working with Youth?
  • Opportunity to inspire young people
  • Supportive and dedicated team 
  • Full time

This is an exciting opportunity to work  within a client centred case management framework, to develop, deliver and assess living and life skills programs and activities to enhance the capacity of young people experiencing homelessness to live independently.

Your responsibilities will also include the provision of safe and secure accommodation, information, options and appropriate individual support to homeless young people and by assisting and advocating on their behalf, assist them obtain suitable and secure long term housing. You will be working to encourage and facilitate young people to set and meet their goals in participating in education, employment and training.

To be successful you will be passionate about working with young people and have strong client assessment and engagement skills, be competent in case management principles, together with communication, and research skills.

About the Program: WAYSS Emergency Youth Accommodation is a 10-bed facility located in Dandenong. It provides 24-hour residential support and case management to single young people who are homeless. Residents are expected to make a commitment to engage in some form of education, employment or training. This may include mainstream options, however it may involve volunteer work, participating in community groups or similar alternative options. EYA is dedicated to an individualised response to young people’s needs.
The program primarily explores whether or not a young person can safely return to the family home. If it is not possible for a safe return, but there is an option for a young person to build a healthy relationship with family members, clients can be referred to a specialist practitioner who can facilitate positive interaction meetings.
The program encourages residents to develop their independent living skills in a manner suitable to their needs

About WAYSS: It is WAYSS core purpose to assist individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to improve  their life circumstances by providing access to stable, affordable and safe accommodation. WAYSS exists to serve those in the community who are experiencing difficulties by offering support and advocacy to alleviate homelessness and re-establish connections and links in the community.

We are committed the provision of services to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. WAYSS aims to provide the best service possible within available resources. All staff are professionally trained and/or hold relevant tertiary qualifications.

Your conditions of employment are in line with the WAYSS Ltd and Social and Community Services Employees Enterprise agreement including a generous salary packaging option and 5 weeks leave.

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity to work with young people in a residential setting you should definitely apply!

Applicants should obtain a Position Description by visiting or phoning 97916111.

To be considered applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the Position Description.

Applications close 9:00 am Monday 22nd January 2018.

Job contact

Name: Human Resources

Phone: 0397916111