Coordinator – Youth Program
- Are you passionate about mentoring and connecting with young people?
- Are you experienced in working with young people with potential mental health challenges?
- This is an exciting and rewarding fixed-term part-time role (3 days p/w) based at Wollongong
As a Christian organisation, with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we serve those who are vulnerable or marginalised by providing a range of accommodation, care and community services.
Purpose of the role:
To ensure the provision of a high quality, flexible and personalized coordination of a Youth support and mentoring program, providing engagement, connection and opportunities for young people aged 10-17 to socialize and share experiences with others. Working in conjunction with local churches, providing a safe a friendly space for young people to get together on a regular basis.
This is a fixed part-time position until June 2021 with the potential of extension. Also, the role will be based in Wollongong but there is great potential for additional work in Sydney.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Actively engaging with all stakeholders ensuring partnerships between local Anglican churches (delivering a Youth Program) and Anglicare Youth Connect activities.
- Support clients, identify and connect with appropriate services that enable participants to work towards and achieve their goals. This requires a creative approach whilst complying with policies and guidelines.
- Work collaboratively with service providers, carers and other organisations ensuring the safety and welfare of all clients.
- Ensure that the program meets the diverse cultural needs of clients by ensuring staff have the necessary resources to plan and implement culturally appropriate services.
- Encourage an environment of collaboration, growth and learning by the development of realistic opportunities that respond to client and community needs.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in social work, counselling, psychology or related discipline.
- Demonstrated ability to network and engage with the community and other stakeholders to develop effective relationships.
- Experience in working with young people with potential mental health challenges
- Highly developed communication skills (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with the client group, colleagues and other stakeholders
- Valid Working with Children’s Check
- Unrestricted NSW Driver Licence and own vehicle
Working at Anglicare may be the best opportunity you will ever have to make a positive difference in people’s lives!
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.
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Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.