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Youth Accommodation Worker


Reference: 4999541

The City of Canning aims to be a welcoming and thriving city, giving our people an opportunity to thrive through work that truly makes a difference! We now have an exciting opportunity for a Youth Accommodation Worker to join our Youth Development team on a temporary, part time basis (48 hours per fortnight), on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Impact the Community in a Big Way!

The City of Canning's Supported Youth Accommodation Program provides up to 10 young people aged 16 - 21 years old, supported medium to long term accommodation at various residences within the City. This role reports to the Leader of Youth Development and Programming and works closely with another Youth Accommodation Worker to deliver the Youth Accommodation Service; supporting at-risk young people to prepare for and transition into independent living. The role involves high level case management, liaising with external relevant referral and support agencies, carrying out inspections and property assessments, efficient and high standard of reporting requirements and more. The successful applicant will provide direct and high level support, in addition to capacity building, of young residents in their development of important independent living skills and personal goals.

  • Part Time Opportunity
  • Mobile phone and Gym membership
  • $72,202 - $75,271 per annum pro rata + 10.5% super

Applicants will have a qualification in Youth Work or relative Human Services and experience with working with ‘at risk' young people in supported accommodation settings or similar environments. They will also have a current ‘C' class driver's licence and a reliable vehicle, a current Working the Children Check, and a current satisfactory Police Clearance. The right applicant will have sound knowledge on the key issues surrounding young people, and be able to relate well with young people using strong interpersonal skills. The successful applicant will have high level administration and report writing skills, strong advocacy skills, and knowledge of relevant community and youth agencies.

Canning welcomes you to apply:

Please visit our website where you can access the position description and apply for the position.

To submit an application, you will need to provide two attachments only - 1) your resume and 2) a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria listed in the position description.

For a confidential enquiry please contact Ashleigh Battye on 08 9231 0626. Reference 74-1920

Applications close 5.00pm Wednesday 22 January 2020

At the City of Canning, one person can, and does, make a difference every day!

The City of Canning is a "Welcoming and Thriving" place to live and work. We believe that engaging people with diverse backgrounds will assist in delivering superior services to our community and are committed to the principles of equal opportunity for all.

Applications Close: 22 Jan 2020