About the role

The Reignite Project seeks to employ specialist Support Workers to work collaboratively and intensively with young people (12-15) and their support networks (care team meeting members, family, friends, mob, kin) to reduce criminal behaviour and develop pro-social connections with vocation, education and community services. The Support Workers will work with young people to support the formation of relationships that will enable them to move through a behaviour change model.

This position will work within an integrated team of statutory services, residential care providers, community agencies and education providers in the provision of service delivery. Reignite may offer up a combination of direct support and group work (focused on pro social activity). Whilst this position is fixed term, there may be opportunity to extend dependent on ongoing funding.

Vacancy details

2 x vacancies avaible

Full-time roles, fixed term to 30 June 2023

$85,047 p/a + super + salary packaging

To view the Position Description, please click here.

What We Offer

  • Flexible working options
  • BCYF is a not-for-profit organisation, so you can salary package up to $15,900 each Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) year for general living expenses
  • Extensive learning and development calendar, including a structured orientation and induction plan
  • Employee Assistance Program – independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

About You

  • Qualification or equivalent in Youth Work, Social Work or Community Welfare (Diploma+)
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of youth justice service systems
  • Experience in providing case management support with vulnerable individuals and families
  • Experience in advocating for vulnerable young people through system-based approach
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.
  • Victorian Drivers Licence

Application Process

  • Applicants must address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.
  • Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bcyf.org.au
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.
  • The Victorian Chief Health Officer has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all authorised workers unless a medical exemption applies. Those mandates includes this role, therefore successful candidates will be required to show evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status (or exemption) prior to commencing employment with BCYF.
  • BCYF reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date of this position, so please don’t delay in applying. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 30 June 2022

V.I.D 2200810

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Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Jessica King, Governance and Practice Leader, 03 5226 8900.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring continuity of care and support to our clients and staff. With this in mind, if you are shortlisted, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 30 June 2022

V.I.D 2200810