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Youth Worker


  • Be part of a team of committed and highly skilled team who help young people realize their potential 
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available
  • Full time on going position – school terms
  • Ability to work across a multi campus school setting
  • Ready for an immediate start

About the program

The Hester Hornbrook Academy (HHA) provides flexible education and learning options, including VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools). Recognising that mainstream education is not suitable for all young people, our programs are driven by the personal pursuits of students and integrate wellbeing and life skills approaches. Teachers and Youth workers work together to support students. We have classes and outreach learning options for students who are young mums, currently in or leaving out of home care, experiencing homelessness, or who have been disengaged from mainstream education.

About the role

The Youth Worker at HHA works collaboratively with VCAL/VETis Teacher to support student wellbeing and educational outcomes.  The youth worker maintains a classroom presence and works with students in an individual capacity, including outreach.  The Youth Worker is also required to maintain and develop relationships with students’ families/carers and professional supports when required. 

  • Work as part of the classroom team with the VCAL/VETis Teacher to develop and maintain a classroom learning environment that is safe, respectful and productive
  • Apply an understanding of trauma-informed and healing oriented practice to support students in a way that is empowering and engaging for the student cohort. 
  • Have a thorough understanding of a range of interventions and outreach supports that promote engagement, build rapport and develop prosocial behaviours and relationships.
  • Provide flexible and holistic evidence based case work/and or coordination to young people with outreach support that promotes educational, social and emotional development. 

Skills and experience

  • A qualification in Youth Work/Social Work/Community Development or significant demonstrated experience in both classroom and outreach.
  • Proven ability to provide outreach supports to disengaged young people to enable them to develop educational knowledge and skills to transition to the classroom
  • Experience working with young people, LGBTQI young people and young people from diverse cultural backgrounds who have existing barriers to engaging in education.
  • Must have experience in the educational sector. 

How to apply

  • Applications to be sent via the Apply Now button which opens up an application form on the MCM Website
  • Applications should be addressed to Sally Lasslett; Principal, and include a current CV and cover letter. You should also address the key selection criteria. Applicants who do not address the key 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 2 August 2021. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

For more details or assistance with application submission please email:

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

    19 July 2021
  • Closing Date

    02 August 2021
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