Aboriginal Accommodation Support Worker
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Job Title : : Aboriginal Accommodation Support Worker
Job Reference : : 535
Location : : Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Salary : : Attractive Salary+Salary Packaging
Posted on : : Thu Jun 15, 2017
Ad expires : : Sat Jul 15, 2017
Job Type : : Part-time
Experience required : : Any experience
Job category: : Community & Support
 Job Description
Aboriginal Accommodation Support Worker

* Part Time Position Available

* Located in Mt Druitt and Blacktown & Toongabbie

* Sleep Over and Support Shifts Required

Marist180 ( www.marist180.org.au ) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering people with skills, knowledge, practical support and encouragement. We strive to care for all who need support and hope, from people without a home to those seeking asylum. Join Our Team and support our commitment to empowering people to take steps to achieve positive change.

M180 has developed into one of the largest service providers for youth at risk in Australia today. We provide services to over 4,000 young people and their families every year. Each night, we accommodate over 600 young people in our Residential and Settlement Support Services.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Youth Worker / Accommodation Support Workers (ASW) to assist our young people in crisis accommodation to achieve their goals. The Accommodation Support Worker will be responsible for;

* Providing safe, stable accommodation to homeless young people aged between 12 and 22 years.

* Role modelling positive behaviour and engaging with the young person to develop their social skills through mentoring.

* Actively participate in the development and implementation of a case plan to assist the young person and their family to break the cycle of homelessness.

* Understanding the trauma these young people face and

* Confidently managing any challenging behaviours

As a Accommodation Support Worker you will be required to work various hours including both sleepovers and support shifts. You shall be asked to transport young people to and from appointments as well as completing domestic duties such as implementing a chore roster, menu planning, cooking, and cleaning and property maintenance. Finally, as part of this role you must maintain up to date records and documentation in line with policy and legislative framework.

To be considered for this position it is essential you have:

* Certificate IV in Youth Work or equivalent

* Current NSW Drivers Licence

* NSW Working with Children Check

* Min. 12 months experience working with young people with challenging behaviours

* High level of computer literacy and report writing skills

So, if you are looking for an opportunity to develop your skills and experience this challenging yet rewarding role where you truly can make a difference may be the perfect role for you. To apply please visit our careers site at www.marist180.org.au to submit your online application . Please ensure you address the selection criteria in your cover letter. Please click here to view the position description

Please Note: Successful applicants will be subject to a National Criminal History Check.

M180 is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture across the agency. We welcome and encourage applications who meet the requirements of the position from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disabilities and other diversity groups. M180 recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and clients within our programs.
Ad expires: Sat Jul 15, 2017
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