Youth Connector at Mercy Community

Mercy Communityis hiring people as Youth Connector. The Selected person will be earn at least Undisclosed AUD per month. There are also many more opportunities. Read the entire post carefully to know all the details related to this job.
PostingYouth Connector
Job EmployerMercy Community
LocationChild Welfare, Youth & Family Services
SalaryUndisclosed
Job SectorChild Welfare, Youth & Family Services

The Role

The Families & Young People Services team have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Youth Connector to join Mercy Community’s team in Toowoomba. Working 36 hours per fortnight, this Fixed Term Part-Time position is part of the Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse (YSVA) initiative that will run until the 30th June 2023. Ideally the work will be arranged over three shifts, however some flexibility will be required to enable the facilitation of group sessions either during or after school hours.

You will provide a connection for young people and children exhibiting sexually reactive behaviour to counselling and therapeutic services. Working closely with Counsellors, you will also liaise with a broad network of stakeholders who participate in or impact on the success of client plans, referrals and goals.

The Youth connector will establish and maintain referral pathways for young people who may need to be linked into the sexual assault/abuse services and will also facilitate access to counselling. There will also be a focus on facilitating early intervention activities to raise awareness of youth sexual violence and abuse to promote the services available through the SACS and sexual assault services funded in the region.

To be eligible for this position you will require (Key Selection Criteria):

  • Certificate IV in Community Services.
  • Demonstrated experience developing individualised and/or family treatment plans and in conducting thorough and holistic assessments, reviewing the effectiveness of programs and plans and the ability to work with the non-offending parent, carer or family.
  • Queensland Provisional Green or Open Driver’s License.
  • Hold a positive notice in the Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and have the ability to obtain any other legislatively required personal history screening as required.
  • Evidence of current vaccination against whooping cough and COVID-19 or willingness to obtain prior to commencement, unless applicable exemption provided as per the relevant MC procedure.
  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and societies and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society together with a commitment to culturally appropriate engagement and practice.

Benefits

We understand that finding the right organisation and the right team is just as important as finding the right role. As a valued employee of the Mercy family, you will be eligible for:

  • Increased take home pay with our salary sacrificing benefits – up to $15,900 per annum and
  • Up to $2,650 of your pre-tax income to pay for entertainment (meals, holiday accommodation etc)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Additional training and education into our industry
  • The chance to make a genuine difference in people’s lives
  • Continued professional development opportunities

This position offers a competitive hourly rate of $32.54 to $34.20 plus superannuation in line with level 3 of our Enterprise Agreement (dependent on qualifications and experience).

About Us

Mercy Community is a Catholic not-for-profit, compassionately inspiring and supporting people to live hopeful, connected lives within inclusive communities. We support families and young people, people living with a disability, and older people, and live by our values of Compassion, Integrity, Dignity and Empowerment.

We have been providing services and support for over 150 years and our team operates across a network that encompasses urban, rural and remote communities. Please visit our website to find out more about our dedicated team and the work we do.

How to Apply

Hit apply now! Applications must be completed online and include an updated resume and a response to the Key Selection Criteria above in your cover letter (maximum 2 pages).

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