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Frontyard Youth Worker


  • Do you want to be part of leading something new and innovative in the community services sector? 
  • Full-time positions available
  • State-of-the-art facility in Melbourne‚Äôs CBD

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 program

Frontyard Youth Services is a specialist youth service providing a range of multidisciplinary programs to meet the holistic needs of young people aged between 12 and 25 years who are at risk or experiencing homelessness. Frontyard aims to support young people to meet their physical, emotional and social needs and to develop pathways out of homelessness.  Many of the services at Frontyard work with young people across greater Melbourne and throughout Victoria.

Frontyard’s support model includes a suite of primary and allied health, specialist housing, assertive outreach, therapeutic supports, early intervention & prevention services, legal, education and employment support. Additionally, Frontyard’s 18 bed crisis accommodation operates 24/7 and provides higher intensity supports, including enhanced mental health, drug and alcohol, and therapeutic supports, to respond and creatively engage those young people with the most complex barriers.

About the role

Frontyard Youth Workers provide high quality intake services and care coordination to all young people presenting to Frontyard. The team also deliver living skills programs and are responsible for creating a safe and welcoming space where young people can access the support they need.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide high quality intake, triaging and initial care planning to young people presenting at Frontyard.
  • Create a welcoming, client friendly and equitable space where young people can access the services they need.
  • Monitor basic comfort and safety needs of all young people visiting the service.
  • Assist young people to identify their support needs and develop a pathway through Frontyard.

Skills & experience include but are not limited to:

  • A bachelor degree or higher in social work, youth work or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience working with young people who are at risk or experiencing homelessness.
  • A good understanding of care coordination principles and holistic practice frameworks.
  • A thorough understanding of intake, triaging and care planning systems.

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 22 September 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

    05 September 2019
  • Closing Date

    22 September 2019
  • Location

    Melbourne CBD
  • Work type

    Full Time
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