Published June 28, 2019
Last Modified July 2, 2019
Stepping Up
Job Type
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Closing Date
July 11, 2019

Job Description

Who we are looking for
We are looking for a committed team player who enjoys working in a dynamic environment. Someone who will strive to help clients achieve their full potential, and share in the collective responsibility to make a difference in the community. You will have experience in care co-ordination and be able to provide high quality case management.

What we offer
You will be joining a vibrant team of skilled individuals who support each other and share their expertise. The culture at Stepping Up promotes flexibility with negotiable working hours, and an optional monthly rostered day off. We are also committed to learning and development and allocate a personal budget for professional development.

We want to attract the best people and are prepared to negotiate terms and conditions to ensure appropriate opportunities are provided to people willing to make a difference.

The position

The YWPP will be required to work within a family systems framework to ensure that the young woman in the program are supported in a sustainable manner through environmental change as well as addressing individual needs.

The position will be required to liaise with a range of internal and external key stakeholders including;

  • Victoria Police
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Children’s Court of Victoria
  • Health and community services across child, youth, family and adult

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications in social work, youth work, welfare studies or related fields and/or demonstrated experience in working with young women.
  2. Ability to collaborate effectively with clients, families, colleagues, stakeholders and other service providers
  3. The ability to exercise problem solving thinking in an independent working environment
  4. Have knowledge of the principles of care co-ordination, case management and case work and the ability to utilise a range of assessments and interventions relevant to the background and needs of the individual and their family units
  5. Have an understanding of the impact of trauma on young women and the impact of criminalisation on women
  6. Experience in undertaking assertive outreach
  7. Flexible work style that incorporates empathy, strong advocacy skills, a creative approach to problem solving and capacity to respond calmly in times of crisis.
  8. Excellent written and communication skills.
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in conflict resolution and mediation and Ability to collaborate effectively with clients, families, colleagues, stakeholders and other service providers
  10. Ability to assess risk and implement strategies that will keep self and young person safe and ensure duty of care obligations to young people and their families.