Melbourne City Mission are the largest provider of youth crisis accommodation in Victoria. There are four Youth Refuges within Melbourne City Mission – Stopover; WRAP – Western Region Accommodation Program; Iramoo and Vicky’s Place. All these four supported crisis accommodation services are for young people aged 16 to 24. All the Refuges work within a strengths-based framework and focuses on assisting young people to build of their existing skills and develop their own capabilities.
- Job Description:
The Youth Refuge Worker will assist with providing structured support, assessment and referral to young people and their children within the program and providing assistance to access appropriate accommodation options particularly youth housing, family reconciliation, private rental and public housing. We are seeking applicants who have a qualification in Social Work, Youth Work, or a related community services field. Experience in working with homeless young people would be desirable. A clear understanding of working within a case management framework including client assessment and intake processes will also be highly regarded.
Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work, or related community services field or(Certificate IV with demonstrated experience minimum).
A clear understanding of working within a case management framework including client assessment and intake processes.
Strong ability to actively and assertively engage young people with complex needs, particularly in a residential environment.
An understanding of the homelessness service system with knowledge of patterns, trends and systemic issues, and principles in working with at risk young people.
Knowledge of local and regional human service networks and service providers.