- Institution Description: Barwon Child, Youth & Family (BCYF) is an independent, not-for-profit community service organisation that provides, delivers and develops services, where the need exists, that advance the rights and well-being of children, young people and their families.
- Job Description:
The Early Intervention Response Worker will work within an integrated team of Youth Services professionals and is responsible for providing high quality assertive outreach to young people at school and in their homes. Supporting young people and their families to address the risk factors leading to youth homelessness, youth offending and school disengagement, and develop protective factors that will enable these young people to develop aspirations, make pro social connections and engage in a pathway that will lead to productive, healthy and safe lives.
The key objectives of this role are:
Provide a range of short term interventions (such as case management, single session therapy, mediation etc.) to divert young people and families from crisis services
Identify and implement conflict resolution and communication strategies for use by young people and their families
Support the coordination and implementation of the Australian Index of Adolescent Development (AIAD) at-risk screening tool across participating schools
Provide intake and assessment into The Geelong Project (TPG) within the school setting
Qualification or equivalent in Youth, Social Work or Community Welfare (Diploma +) and experience in client service functions
Understand early intervention policy and practice as it applies to youth homelessness
Ability to rapidly establish effective relationships with young people, families and points of referral
Ability to form a sound ecological perspective of client circumstances, with minimal information to rapidly determine required support using the appropriate tools
Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture
- Contact: Mel Matthews or Katie Schomacker, Team Leaders – The Geelong Project, on 03 5226 8900.