Youth Worker

  • South Canberra
  • Fixed Term
  • Galilee School

About Communities@Work 

Established and developed in Canberra, Communities@Work is a local organisation that understands local needs. With nearly 40 years of experience, we provide a wide range of services across the entire Australian Capital Territory and also serve clients in the Greater Capital Region.

 Communities@Work, Galilee School is a registered, independent secondary school designed specifically for disengaged and vulnerable young people in years 7-10 in the ACT and surrounding areas for whom the mainstream schooling environment has struggled to deliver positive learning outcomes. Galilee School offers a supportive and flexible learning program that aims to meet the individual needs of students. 

About the role 

Galilee School is a trauma informed environment and as such, this position is required to support and regulate young people from complex and diverse backgrounds both in and out of class times. 

This role has a strong focus on supporting students to maintain engagement in their day to day studies and activities in conjunction with their Individual Learning Plan and Positive Behaviour Support Plan. 

Duties 

  • Act as a representative for the organisation at all times by adhering to the vision, mission and philosophy of the organisation.
  • Assist the Head of Student Support to coordinate and where relevant participate in case conferences and meetings with students, families and other agencies.
  • Provide individualised support to young people attending Galilee School in alignment with the Student Support Framework
  • Actively participate as a member of the team and contribute to the effective development and implementation of programs and activities for the students
  • Guide and participate in the process for the development of student's Positive Behaviour Support Plans as well as assisting with the implementation, monitoring and review processes
  • Build and sustains positive relationships with team members and clients 

Skills and Experience 

  • A passion and drive and demonstrated experience in working with vulnerable, "at risk" and disadvantaged youth
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in conflict resolution and an ability to build influential and supportive relationships with young people and their families
  • Relevant qualification and experience in Youth Work
  • An understanding of the role of a young person's Individual Learning Plan and how this is best supported by the role of the Youth Worker
  • Possess high level organisational, planning
  •  'Working Vulnerable People' registration, or ability to obtain 

Benefits

  • Do good, feel good with Communities@Work
  • Healthy activity reimbursements
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Employer funded training opportunities
  • Salary packaging options available 

How to Apply

Click APPLY. For a confidential discussion contact Michelle Napier, Recruitment Manager on 6293 6545.

Communities@Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for its roles. 

Closing date for applications: 14/12/2018

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