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Program Co-Ordinator

Summary

  • Ongoing Full-time position available
  • Flexible hours Monday to Friday
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available

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 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.

This role sits within a new team – Community Development and Youth Participation. This team is going to be leading the disruption of disadvantage that young people experience in connecting and participating within their communities. 

About the role

To create, source, facilitate and review a suite of programs within Frontyard, principally in the accommodation program, providing a variety of experiences and learning opportunities for young people.

The role will oversee programs that aim to :

  • Improve overall health and wellbeing.
  • Create new opportunities and learning.
  • Build communication and social skills.
  • Identify and build on personal strengths, preferences and aspirations.
  • Identify and build community and social connections.
  • Making choices about learning opportunities.
  • Promoting self-care, mutual support and responsibility.

Skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in youth work, community development or social work or related qualification or extensive community sector experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the development and delivery of group work programs with young people
  • Demonstrated ability to create, source and implement innovative programs to disrupt the cycle of disadvantage by young people experiencing homelessness.
  • Strong passion for working with young people and ability to actively and assertively engage young people with complex needs to ensure their participation in programs.

Desirable:

  • Understanding or experience working with young people experiencing homelessness, including knowledge of trauma informed or healing oriented approaches.
  • Strong ability to actively and assertively engage young people with complex needs, particularly in an accommodation environment.

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

How to apply

  • Applications should include a current CV and cover letter and address the key selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.
  • If you are a current MCM employee, please submit your application via the myHR job board
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications close date 04 July 2021. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

For more details or assistance with application submission please email: recruitment@mcm.org.au

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, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Right to Work in Australia and current and valid driver licence. All costs associated with safety checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense.

Position details

  • Date posted

    07 June 2021
  • Closing Date

    04 July 2021
  • Location

    Melbourne CBD
  • Work type

    Full-Time
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