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Youth Worker – Crisis Accommodation

Part-Time or caual Hours Flexible

Ebenezer Home is a not for profit organisation that has provided supported accommodation for homeless youth for over 25 years. We are committed to reuniting homeless persons with family wherever possible or enabling them towards independent living and taking their role in community.

Our organisation is supported by the Northern Area Aboriginal Evangelical Church. We hold to the sovereignty of God, made know to us through his son, Jesus Christ. We embrace the values of respect, integrity, compassion, grace and perseverance.

At Ebenezer Home, we believe that "the wellbeing of all of us depends on the each of us" and the importance of not only providing the homeless with immediate needs but calling and assisting each one to take up their role within their family, community and society.

If you are passionate about wanting to make a difference in the lives of homeless young people then join our team at Ebenezer Home as a Youth Worker.

In this position you'll be working in a house adapted for use as a crisis hostel alongside homeless girls and young women in a House Parent / Youth Worker role. Working within established policies and procedures, you'll develop support plans with clients, identifying their needs and goals and pathways out of homelessness, giving guidance and linking them with resources, supports and agencies to achieve those plans.

You must be able to communicate well with clients, other staff and management, be able to build rapport with young people and to problem-solve and manage situations that arise in a house full of five young people. Initially, the role would be as an assistant to the Duty Manager during week days, with a view to being available for relief for shift workers on leave.

This is an opportunity for you to use your passion for supporting and developing youth by engaging and connecting with some of the homeless young females of our city. Youth Worker qualifications favourable but on the job training can be provided to the right person. Hours of work can be flexible to work between school hours etc.

Essential Criteria:

  1. Mature age (35+) female, with a desire to work alongside Aboriginal people and with empathy for the issues affecting Aboriginal people.
  2. Be a committed member of a Christian worshipping community: Equal Opportunity Act1984 Part 6 Section 72 (as at 29 Nov 2012 Version 06-c0-00)
  3. Current "A" class automatic driver's licence and a willingness to obtain a Working with Children's Card, National Police Clearance and a Senior First Aid Certificate.
  4. Australian Citizen or permanent resident with valid working visa.

Favourable Criteria:

If this position interests you, please email to briefly addressing each of the four essential criteria above and describing something of your cultural heritage.

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