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SACY Therapeutic Youth Worker

Branch: Canberra

Marymead CatholicCare is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Therapeutic Youth Worker to support our youth residential program – Safe and Connected Youth (SACY): Supporting young people (08-15 years of age) Through Early intervention and Prevention Strategies. Permanent Part Time or Casual Roles Available. Competitive salary and benefits and working within a dynamic team.

Based within the Youth, Homelessness and Family Services portfolio.

The Role The SACY Therapeutic Youth Worker provides quality support to young People residing at the service with a focused and strength-based approaches including; Engage with young people and family members in line with the program’s Principles, ensuring a constructive environment where positive change can be facilitated. Key responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to; • support and guide all young people while on shift; • Develop and facilitate activities for young people that will enhance their living skills and help them achieve their goals; • Maintain contact with young people’s parents/carers; • Act as Key Worker with assigned young people by working with Young People, the Counsellor and Team Leader to determine their goals; • Advocating for the young people, as required; • Conducting weekly case work sessions; • Maintaining regular contact with their parents; • Organise celebrations, positive records, and marking rites of passage for young people as per the Ruby’s Service Model The aim of this role is to build resilience and coping strategies in dealing with complexity of issues faced by our young people. Support the young people and their families through early intervention, collaborative engagement, service coordination, information/education, short term therapeutic interventions, referral and advocacy. This position requires effective time management, stakeholder engagement and administration skills and the commitment to maintain the residence at all times as an environment that is supportive to young people and conducive to the reconciliation of young people and their families. This role will require you will be required to work with minimal supervision, as well as working effectively within a large team to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people’s lives - we want to hear from you! What we offer Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas. Marymead CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, free parking, and professional development in a family friendly environment.

About us Marymead CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Excellence, Care & Compassion, Inclusivity, Respect, and Integrity.

Ideal person The ideal person we are looking for has: • Minimum qualification requirements are Certificate IV in Youth Work or other related field / or at least 2 years’ experience working with complex young people and/or families; • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, organisational time management skills; • Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations and to clients experiencing complex issues; • Competent in the use of Information Technology. All employees and volunteers are required to undergo a National Police Check. To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold: • a current driver’s licence, and • a Working with Vulnerable People Card • Attach an updated resume • Address each criteria above in a covering letter (no more than 2 pages).

To Apply To apply you must: • Complete the Marymead CatholicCare Employment Application Form Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered. Please send your applications to: Matthew Wilson – SACY (Ruby’s House) Program Manager Email: [email protected] Phone: 0433 607 634 Closing Date: COB Friday 1st December 2023

Marymead CatholicCare has a commitment to child safeguarding and zero tolerance to child abuse. Marymead CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.