Provide after hours support (between 3- 11pm) to participants to develop independent living skills and reduce chance of re-offending.
- Full time position (0.8 – 0.9 EFT negotiable)
- Based in Sunshine
About the organisation
Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.
Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.
We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.
About the program
The Youth Justice Housing Program is an exciting and innovative partnership led by Jesuit Social Services with VincentCare and funded by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The program will support young people exiting the criminal justice system by facilitating access to housing, cultivating ongoing and stable living arrangements and providing an unparalleled and crucial after-hours support service.
This integrated housing and after hours support model is unique to the service system and intends to support young people to develop their independent living skills while engaging them in high risk times to reduce the risk of recidivism or of tenancy crises occurring.
This model not only addresses the high risk factors involved in stabilising housing for this cohort, but also works to provide long term, sustainable housing outcomes for young people involved with the justice system.
About the role
We are seeking a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic After Hours Link Case Worker to join our team working in a community setting.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing individualised after-hours support to participants to develop their independent living skills and reduce their chances of reoffending.
Key responsibilities for this role include:
- Provide individualised after hours support to young people receiving services through Youth Justice Housing Program
- Engage young people in a range of recreational, pro-social and personal development activities with a view to improving community connectedness and independent living skills
- Provide support to young people to sustain their housing, develop independent living skills, continue linkages with educational, training and employment providers, and continue engaging with therapeutic and clinical support
- Contribute to the strategic direction of Jesuit Social Services and promote the organisation’s values and mission
The position will be between the hours of 3-11pm (with some flexibility) on weekdays and Saturdays working up to 5 days per week.
This is a full time position based in Sunshine, however 0.8 – 0.9 EFT could be negotiated for the successful candidate.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- An ability and commitment to working with young people that have been involved with the criminal justice system and have experienced/are at risk of homelessness
- Demonstrated skills and experience in working effectively with young people experiencing complex problems such as substance misuse, mental health concerns, violent or aggressive behaviours
- An awareness and understanding of the issues that face young people who have experienced institutionalisation and/or have had contact with the criminal justice system such as disengagement from education, family breakdown and lack of community connectedness
- A demonstrated ability to work autonomously towards a common goal and within an established framework
- Ability to assess a crisis situation and respond appropriately
- An understanding of culture and appropriate cultural supports required particularly for Aboriginal young people
What Jesuit Social Services can offer you:
- A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
- Ongoing role related training and development
- An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
- A welcoming and supportive environment
- Employee assistance program
- A competitive salary plus $15,900 salary packaging benefits
- Generous leave