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Case Worker

Summary

  • Ongoing part-time (0.9FTE) position available
  • Work with friendly and supportive staff
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available

About the organization

At Melbourne City Mission we’re changing lives every day. We’ve been around for almost as long as Melbourne itself and are a responsive, creative and flexible organization transforming the lives of people experiencing disadvantage. Our services extend across disability, homelessness & justice, palliative care, and education and early years. A career with us means your part of an organization making a real difference.

Find out more about us!

About the role

The Youth Foyers program is targeted at young people who are experiencing homelessness, or are ‘at risk’ of homelessness. The Case Worker – Youth Foyers supports young people residing in Foyer properties to develop positive pathways towards independence with a particular focus on employment, education and training outcomes. Through individual case management and development of independent living skills and community connections, the Case Worker – Youth Foyers assists young people through a transition from dependence to independence.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide high quality case management services to young people during their stay at Foyer, and for 6 months after exit (post program support).
  • Participate in the development, coordination and facilitation of employment and life skills programs and other group workshops with young people.
  • Develop, maintain and support a goal plan in conjunction with the young people, which addresses employment, education and training options, personal and specific individual needs.
  • Assess the suitability of referred clients to the Youth Foyers program and make appropriate recommendations to the Team Leader.
  • Convene and attend house meetings to ensure development of workable relationships between young people and the development of living skills.
  • Advocate for clients to community agencies, employment, education and training services, real estate agencies and court.

Skills & experience include but are not limited to:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work, Welfare Studies or related fields and demonstrated experience in working with young people who are vulnerable
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills relating to current issues, trends and programs relating to homelessness, employment, education and training
  • High level of demonstrated experience working within a case management framework
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
A position description containing further information is attached here.

Benefits

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

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV and clearly address the key selection criteria.Applications to be sent via the Apply now button which opens an application form on the MCM website.

For more details or if you have any issues with the application please email: recruitment@mcm.org.au

Applications close at 5pm on 21 August 2020 . We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police check (which includes Proof of Identity check), Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, current professional registration, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks (except 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

    31 July 2020
  • Closing Date

    21 August 2020
  • Location

    Church Street (6)
  • Work type

    Full-Time
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