Melbourne City Mission’s Youth Foyers provide integrated support programs for young people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness throughout Victoria. Youth Foyers concentrate on breaking the cycle of homelessness through the application of the Advantage Thinking practice framework with a significant emphasis on creating direct links to employment, education, and training providers. Young people in the program have access to subsidised independent accommodation, intensive case management and broader program supports.
The Residential Support Volunteer is not a paid position. The opportunity to contribute to a young person’s life and financial incentives can make the role of The Residential Support Volunteer appealing and rewarding. It is important that prospective Residential Support Volunteers be motivated by the desire to work with young people rather than, primarily, by access to subsidised housing.
Please refer to the position description for the full duties and key selection criteria
For more details or assistance with application submission please email: Theo Karyotis - TKaryotis@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, Qualification Verification Check, Employment History 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. MCM employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 consistent with the Victoria public health orders regarding COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Procedures and applicants will be required to present acceptable proof of their vaccination status as part of their application.
MCM embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all different backgrounds to apply regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation. We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and lived experience, actively fostering an inclusive workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
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.