Youth Worker

Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Permanent / Full Time

Zoe is the abrs Account Manager - Barnardos Talent Acquisition Team. She plays a vital role within the Barnardos Internal Recruitment Team, specialising in identifying top talent for positions in OOHC, Safety and Prevention, and Corporate Services. With over a decade of recruitment experience, she brings a wealth of insight that extends well beyond the recruitment process. Her influence is not confined to sourcing candidates; rather, it permeates the organisation's ongoing commitment to making a positive, enduring impact in the lives of those it serves. Her role is a linchpin in Barnardos Australia's mission for sustained, positive change. If you are interested in exploring career opportunities within Barnardos programs, please do not hesitate to get in touch with her. She would be more than happy to discuss the exciting possibilities available.

Recruiter :
Zoe Banbury

Zoe Banbury
  • Streetwork Program, work with at risk adolescents
  • Establish direct links with young people referred to the program
  • 35hour work week!
About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a full-time permanent Youth Worker for the Streetwork Program based at Barnardos in Marrickville, 2204

The Youth Worker will be responsible for;

  • Establishing direct links and contacts with young people ‘at risk or in crisis through conducting Streetwork in a variety of locations in the Canterbury and Marrickville Local Government Areas outside of office hours.
  • Developing knowledge of youth issues, particularly drug & alcohol issues, relating to young people and a knowledge of drug and alcohol support services available to young to facilitate effective referral pathways into those services.
  • Establishing direct links with young people referred to the program, either living at home or who have recently left home.
  • Reducing isolation; promote independence, self-esteem and positive problem solving.
  • Assessing and meeting the individual needs of young people through the development, implementation and review of a client case plan in conjunction with the young person.
  • Responding to client needs, such as: drug issues, temporary accommodation, family support, health, education and training and provide referral to other services where appropriate.
  • Providing culturally appropriate support to young people and their families so as to address issues relating to the young person’s leaving home.
  • Developing networks with relevant communities and advocate for the provision of culturally appropriate services to address the needs of young people and their families.
About You
As a Youth Worker, you will ideally have;

  • Experience and ability to work with young people, particularly young people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • An understanding of culturally diverse communities and an ability to relate to and communicate with the families of young people.
  • Ability to work with set targets.
  • Relevant community language or cultural background.
  • Ability to develop, implement and review individual case plans.
  • Written communication skills, including report writing skills with maintenance of relevant client and program records.
  • Competent computer skills using computer based client database along with online database knowledge.
  • Ability to organise own workload and work with minimal supervision
About the Organisation
Barnardos Australia is one of Australia’s leading children’s social care agencies, focused on building relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. Over the next 5 years, Barnardos commits to supporting more vulnerable children to thrive through effective evidence-informed and research-based programs.

Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Benefits of Working for Barnardos

  • Development through individual and group mentoring
  • Secondments, acting up and project work
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Cultural leave
  • A day off during NAIDOC week
  • Additional annual leave during Christmas/New Year break
  • Volunteer opportunities at community events and many more
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are further supported by the Aboriginal Cultural Unit (ACU) and Barnardos Indigenous Group (BIG) to meet their cultural needs within the organisation. 
Salary: Base $71,136- $78,238 per annum plus leave loading plus superannuation.  Packaging available to receive $15,860 of your salary tax free. Motor vehicle packaging available on selected roles.

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.
Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and engagement with Barnardos.

How to apply:
To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume. For a confidential discussion please call Zoe Banbury 02 9218 2346

Referral reward:

Community Services & Development > Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services Community Services & Development

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