YOUTH SERVICES – AOD YOUTH OUTREACH WORKER
- Full-time or Part-time
- Includes some after hours work
- Attractive salary packaging
- Culture that supports work-life balance
Sunraysia Community Health Service (SCHS) is a dynamic organisation promoting health, wellbeing and independence in a social model of health. The organisation is a source of primary and preventive care for our community members who are at risk of poor health outcomes, and experience acute health disparities. SCHS understands the influence of the Social Determinants of Health upon health inequities experienced by community members and work with consumers and community members, to structure their care around the context in which they live and work.
ABOUT THE ROLE
AOD Youth Outreach Worker is part of the HomeBase Integrated Youth Health Services which has been designed to deliver holistic and engaging services to young people and their families that consider the social determinants of health, in a relationship and trauma informed model of care.
The AOD Youth Outreach program aims to reduce substance use and the harm associated with substance use, for young people aged between 12-25 years and to support the young person to make sustainable changes.
The AOD Youth Outreach Worker will work in HomeBase Activities and Hoops which are provided in the afternoon and early evening.
WHAT YOU WILL BRING
You are an enthusiastic, passionate, and innovative worker who wants to help us develop new ways of providing AOD support and treatment to young people in our community aged between 12-25 years. You will be working with complex young people in a trauma informed and relationship-based model of care to reduce substance use, provide education on the harm associated with substance use and make sustainable changes.
You will have a qualification in health care, education or youth work, and experience in working with complex and vulnerable young people, social determinants of health and the justice & regulation system. Your highly developed communication and assessment skills will assist you to engage with the client, their family and other service providers to reduce risk factors and increase protective behaviours that prevent the client engaging in the youth justice system.
For a confidential discussion, please contact Kelly Burford, Team Leader of Youth Services on (03) 50225444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please email your covering letter, CV, responses to the Key Selection Criteria listed in the position description and contact details of three professional referees addressed to Manager Human Resources, email@example.com
Applications must be received by 8am Monday 11th July, 2022
PLEASE NOTE: SCHS is committed to the application of the Child Safe Standards. All positions are subject to thorough credentialing and safety screening prior to commencing employment. This includes reference checks and National Police Check for all SCHS employees. Any prospective employee who has resided and worked overseas in the past 10 years for a continuous period of 12 months or more will be required to undergo an International Criminal History Check. Where applicable, employees may also be required to hold a current Working With Children check issued in the state of Victoria and have a current NDIS Clearance (NDIS Worker Screening Check).
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Department of Health Guidelines for Immunisation of Health Care Workers require all staff to demonstrate immunity to specific preventable diseases. As part of the recruitment process, the preferred applicant is required to provide evidence of immunisation (and/or serology) to confirm they are protected from risk.