Published August 1, 2022
Last Modified August 3, 2022
YSAS Pty Ltd
Frankston- 62 Playne Street,, Australia
Job Type
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
August 16, 2022

Job Description

  • Applications close by COB on Tuesday, 16 August 2022.
  • Generous Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program available
  • Fixed term until 30/06/2023.
  • Full-time (76 hours per fortnight)
  • Remuneration SCHCADS level 5, dependent on qualifications and experience  + 10.5 % Employer superannuation


About us

Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is one of Australia’s largest and most comprehensive, youth specific community service organisation that enables young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

YSAS is a Child Safe organisation. We actively promote the safety and wellbeing of young people, and are committed to protecting young people from harm or abuse who come into contact with and/or access our service. Applicants must undergo rigorous screening and recruitment processes, including providing evidence of current WWCC and National Police Check.


About the position 

As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Youth AOD Outreach Worker provides direct service activities, crisis intervention, assessment, case work / case management services and ongoing support to minimise the harm of alcohol and drug use to the young person. Youth AOD Outreach Workers are required to work independently across a range of life areas with support from the team and supervisor.


Your key responsibilities will include: 

  1. Provision of support and information to young people about drugs and alcohol which is consistent with a harm minimisation perspective.
  2. Facilitate a range of responses that meet the young persons assessed needs, such as accommodation, health, food and safety, education, employment and social activities.
  3. Provide referral and links to a range of youth services including primary health, housing, legal, justice, employment/educational and recreational services.
  4. Ensure accurate recording of case notes and reports within organisational timelines and procedures;
  5. Develop and establish collaborative relationships with key stakeholders to enhance service co-ordination.
  6. Participate in regular supervision with Team Leader/Manager


For full details of the position, please visit our website


Please note:

  1. YSAS is a safe workplace and complies with laws set by the Victorian Government regarding the prevention and minimisation of spread of COVID.
  2. Service delivery aspects of the role may be modified in order to comply with Victorian Government COVID-19 guidelines.
  3. As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History check and have a current Working with Children Check.
  4. You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position


 Further Enquiries

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Sarah Lalley, Community Manager, on 0419867212 regarding  the Youth Worker (outreach) role _ Recruitment Ref.080_2022.


  • YSAS is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.
  • YSAS has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Experience in working with young people and their families presenting with a range of complex support needs (substance use, mental health, family breakdown, homelessness, family violence and school disengagement) providing support ranging from advocacy, therapeutic case management and group work.
  2. Highly developed skills providing specialist youth AOD services including; youth AOD counselling and outreach support utilising a range of therapeutic techniques with a focus on harm reduction, relapse prevention and drug education.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of adolescent development and an ability to practice a wide range of interventions including; conducting complex assessments, care planning, case work, family work, outreach and care coordination.
  4. Highly developed engagement and communication skills with young people and their families from a range of diverse backgrounds (CALD, LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse) and age groups, including the ability to model appropriate behaviours and motivate young people;
  5. Demonstrated experience of participation in co-operative and collaborative work practices with other service providers (Youth Justice, Police, Child Protection, Out of Home Care Providers), including well developed liaison and networking skills;
  6. Demonstrated skills in written communication, including report writing, case notes and data recording.