Wayss is the largest provider of homelessness and family violence services in the South East Melbourne area. We exist so that people have access to safe, sustainable and affordable housing and our vision is to be the major provider of social housing services and leading-edge client support programs in the Southern Melbourne Metropolitan region. Services for Young People provide transitional support and access to crisis and supported accommodation options for young people aged between 16 and 25 who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The service aims to increase the capacity of young people to live independently through improving access to long term stable and affordable housing; providing assistance with securing income support and connecting young people with a range of social supports.
- Job Description:
Assessing a client's immediate safety risk and support needs using Youth Risk Assessment tools.
Undertaking safety planning and crisis intervention.
Identifying the client's presenting housing and support needs, including the clients social support needs and ability to live independently.
Providing short to medium term episodes of support to young people experiencing homelessness.
Participating with partnership agencies in the development and delivery of complimentary programs for young people including the Living and Life Skills Program.
Facilitating referrals and supporting young people to access services.
Ensuring the effective and ongoing implementation of the Advantaged Thinking approach.
Working effectively as part of a supportive and cohesive team and participate in teamwork to enhance the delivery of services to young people including but not limited to the participation in team meetings, planning days and completion appropriate handovers.
Ensuring that data and information is collected in line with organisational requirements.
Providing advocacy and support activities
We are looking for a passionate, client-focused individual who can work independently and can demonstrate an ability to support young people to reach their potential.
You will have:
Tertiary qualifications in Youth Work, Social Work, Social or Behavioural Science, Psychology, Community Services or other relevant discipline at degree level or above.
A background in, understanding of, or demonstrated ability to quickly acquire such knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
Community Housing and social welfare programs
Education and learning, including vocational education
Employment and Career Pathway Programs
Young peoples’ transitions and educational pathways
Demonstrated experience in building positive relationships and communicating effectively with internal and external contacts with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Experience in advocating a culture that promotes the aspirations of young people in keeping with the Advantaged Thinking approach.
Demonstrated ability to contribute to improving service delivery and practice.
Highly developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills to effectively respond to young people.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, self organisation and attention to detail.
Demonstrated capacity to complete tasks, manage your time effectively and work independently.
Demonstrated computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
This role requires a current Driver’s Licence and valid ‘Employment’ category - Working with Children Check. The candidate will need to have successfully completed Wayss pre-employment screening, a police check and provide evidence of full Covid-19 vaccination compliance.
- Contact: Anne Casey, Team Leader, Services for Young People, on 9791 6111