Youth Development Worker


Permanent, part-time
position working 38 hours per fortnight based in

Shifts are worked
late afternoon to 8.00pm, Monday to Friday

Tasmania is a non-profit organisation providing a wide range of
community services to the people of Tasmania. We are part of the
national Anglicare Australia network of organisations. Anglicare
advocates for social justice and aids people in times of need. We
provide programs relating to health, housing, families, drug and
alcohol treatment and support and more.

Eveline House provides safe,
affordable housing for young people on low incomes. We support our
residents to continue their education or training, or working
towards seeking employment.

The Youth Development Worker
is responsible for delivering the Education First Youth Foyer
(EFYF) model to students by working within the Advantage Thinking
framework, coaching students to achieve their goals in education
and employment. The Youth Development Worker has regular contact
with students to ensure their Learning Plan is progressing to
achieve independence. The role is responsible for delivering the
EFYF model within an integrated and collaborative framework with
relevant stakeholders and services in the community.

The successful applicant
will possess demonstrable competency, knowledge, understanding
and/or skills in the following areas:

  • an
    understanding of the Housing Connect system including young
    people’s pathways;
  • knowledge of educational
    opportunities including vocational pathways;
  • knowledge of
    multi-disciplinary issues relating to homelessness such as:
    poverty, unemployment, health, family violence, substance use
    and other social factors which impact on vulnerable or at risk
  • understanding of
    Tasmania’s current housing market and the difficulties
    facing low income people trying to secure housing;
  • concepts
    of social justice, social inclusion and empowerment and their
    application to practice.
  • demonstrated skills in
    assisting people who are experiencing disadvantage including
    reflective practice;
  • high
    level interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively
    engage with young people and a range stakeholders including
    real estate agents, business owners;
  • excellent time
    management and organisational skills with the ability to manage
    own work flows in conjunction with senior Housing Connect

Completion of a Social Work
degree or other relevant tertiary qualifications and/or clearly
demonstrated experience are required for this role

What we offer

  • an
    attractive salary including Salary Packaging 
  • a 7%
    Graduate Loading payable where you hold a degree in a relevant
  • professional development
  • a
    friendly and supportive work environment

The Position Description can
be found below.

For further information
about this position please contact Simone Wells, Acting Area
Manager – Housing Connect & Supported Residential
Services, on 0409 240 716 or
during business hours.

The successful applicant
will be required to:

  • provide
    a Schedule 1 National Police Certificate (no older than
    12 months and not an annulled record);
  • provide
    an International Police Check if you have resided for 12 months
    or more outside of Australia after the age of 16;
  • hold a
    current Working with Vulnerable People Registration (employment
  • undertake a satisfactory
    Anglicare assessed medical;
  • hold a
    current Australian Driver Licence

On commencement the
successful persons will be required to undertake our structured
Safeguarding Children Training program.

Applications close
FRIDAY, 14th MAY 2021, at 6.00pm.

If you are interested in
joining our team, please click on the ‘apply for this
link below to commence your application. You
will be required to submit an up to date resume and cover letter
which outlines your relevant skills for the role and addresses the
demonstrated competencies.

PLEASE NOTE: Other vacancies that may arise
in the near future may also be filled from this selection

Anglicare Tasmania is committed to
providing an inclusive and respectful work environment where all
people are valued and have equal access to opportunities to reach
their full potential.


Division: Housing Connect & Supported Residential Services Work Type: Permanent - Part Time Published On: Monday, May 03 2021 Closing Date: Friday, May 14 2021 Position No: 001252 Location: North West Coast,Devonport,Burnie Apply for this job


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