Transitional Support Worker



Transitional Support Worker – Samaritans Premiers Youth Initiative Program Who are we? Samaritans is a not-for-profit organisation who for over 30 years has been offering support to those in need including young people and families, those with disability or mental health challenges and the wider community. We have over 750 staff and more than 450 volunteers across the regions in which we work. The Samaritans values of Compassion, Integrity, Justice act as our tagline and describe the principles behind the work we do and the way we do it.

Join a dedicated team of professionals in providing support to the Premiers Youth Initiative Service throughout the Hunter and Central Coast Regions. Permanent Part Time - 60 hours per fortnight – Hunter Region Fix Term – 30 June 2020 The Premiers Youth Initiative (PYI) is a new pilot initiative that aims to prevent homelessness among young people leaving care by diverting them from the homelessness service system before they become homeless or at risk. The model is made up of 4 components including a Personal Advisor; an Employment and Education Mentor; a Transitional Support Worker (focused on living skills and accommodation); and Accommodation.

The Samaritans have partnered with other specialist agencies to provide parts of the initiative and the successful candidate will be required to work closely in partnership with these agencies The role of Transitional Support Worker will be to provide transitional support to young people in targeted locations to build their capacity to establish and maintain long term accommodation (with a particular emphasis on building capacity to establish and maintain share accommodation) over time through up to 4 years transitional support. The successful applicant will have: Degree Qualification Driver’s License National Criminal History Check Working with Children Check Criteria to be addressed in your application: Excellent knowledge, understanding and experience of working from a trauma informed, strengths based approach with young people who have lived in Out of Home Care Experience providing incidental counseling and mentoring to young people with complex needs Experience in building relationships, networking, working cooperatively with, referring to and advocating with a range of diverse services that offer supports to young people Well-developed knowledge of diverse cultures and community needs and issues as they relate to care of children and young person’s so as to effectively manage reports of risk of harm to children and young people Experience and highly developed skills in goal setting and action planning for young people leaving Out of Home Care Knowledge and understanding of the rights, legislation and resources available to children and young people who have been placed in Out of Home Care, including requirements for leaving and aftercare planning Ability to utilise confidentiality principles, prioritise competing demands and meet.

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17 Oct 2019


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