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Casual Youth Refuge Worker


  • Number of casual roles available
  • Work across several sites 
  • Based in North Fitzroy, Sunshine, Footscray and Rosanna 

About the organisation

We are a leading community support organization working alongside people to live the life they aspire to, their way, providing a broad range of support in Homelessness, Justice, Disability, Palliative Care, Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), and Early Years and Education service areas. A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference.

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About the role

The Youth Refuge Worker will assist with providing structured support, assessment and referral to young people and their children within the program and helping access appropriate accommodation options particularly youth housing, family reconciliation, private rental and public housing.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide structured support, assessment and referral to young people and their children.
  • Respond to the crisis needs of young people as they arise.
  • Liaise and work cooperatively with housing and other human service agencies within the region to provide homeless young people an appropriate support service.
  • Provide offsite work with clients as required.

Skills & experience include but are not limited to:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work, or related community services field (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.

Download position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.


We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognises the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our employees.

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV and Cover Letter and address the key selection criteria.

Applications to be sent via email:

Applications close at 5pm on 24 August 2019. We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date.

As part of MCM’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening checks process. Successful appointment to a position will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks with the exception of the National Police Check will be at applicants’ expense.


Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you. 

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

Position details

  • Date posted

    10 September 2019
  • Closing Date

    24 September 2019
  • Location

    North Fitzroy, Sunshine, Footscray and Rosanna
  • Work type

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