The primary purpose of this position will be to support young people (11 to 19 years) to attain Year 12 or its equivalent and to help them make a successful transition through education and onto further education, training or work. The Senior Youth Support Worker will achieve this by:
- Supporting young people at risk to develop personal skills and competencies that promote wellbeing and support positive life choices
- Assisting young people at risk to connect with education, family and community and to achieve successful education and transition outcomes
- Working collaboratively within their Service Region to strengthen service delivery outcomes for young people at risk.
- Supporting other EACH staff located in Upper New England
- Liaising with stakeholders in the Upper New England area
On occasions, as directed by the Manager NSW Operations, the role will involve delivery of other EACH youth programs including the Reconnect, Youth Connections, Armidale Youth Leadership and Links to Learning programs. This will strengthen EACH’s ability to achieve our strategic aims of supporting continuity of service, succession planning and human resource development. Consequently, the person in this position will have strong and generic youth worker capabilities, able to be applied across a range of youth work.
EACH is a dynamic, responsive and outcomes-oriented organisation that delivers leadership and excellence in integrated youth and family, community health, and support services in parts of regional New South Wales and Victoria.
EACH is guided by the principles of the social model of health; holistic service provision; continuous quality improvement; consumer and community participation; and development of the diverse social aspects of the community we work in.
All staff have a responsibility for contributing to:
- the multi-disciplinary teamwork of the organisation
- ensuring a balance of direct health services, health promotion and community development
- a process of continuous quality improvement throughout the organisation.
The following services operate in NSW:
- Reconnect. Based in the New England and Hastings region, this program utilises community-based early intervention services to support, if possible, family reconciliation for young people between the ages of 12 to 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
- Supported Accommodation Assistance Program. The Glen Innes SAAP provides transitional supported accommodation and related support services to help young people from 16-25 years of age who are homeless, to achieve self-reliance and independence.
- Youth Connections. EACH is the lead agency in a partnership with the Tenterfield Family and Youth Support Service to deliver the Youth Connections program in the New England Region. The program supports young people aged 11 to 19 years to attain Year 12 or its equivalent and helps them to make a successful transition through education and onto further education, training or work.
- Community Support Service supports Indigenous community members and their families in Glen Innes, Guyra and Tenterfield, by linking and referring them to a range of mainstream and Indigenous services and providing public access to the internet.
- Armidale Youth Leadership Program identifies, trains and coordinates a group of young leaders who participate in the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of innovative cultural and sporting programs that address local youth issues in Armidale.
- Links to Learning Based in Armidale, this program supports students aged 12 to18 years who experience barriers to participating in mainstream education. Young people at risk who access Links to Learning are provided with development and support services to assist them to remain in or re-engage with education, training or employment. Participants are provided with opportunities and pathways into education, training and employment.
- Lifetime Care & Support provides treatment, rehabilitation and attendant care services to people severely injured in motor accidents in NSW, regardless of who was at fault in the accident.
- Community Aged Care Packages Based Hastings Region on the NSW Mid North Coast our case manager can plan and manage an aged care care package, tailoring it to individual needs to help with (for example) personal care, domestic assistance or help participating in social activities.
- Veterans Home Care. EACH has been appointed to the Veterans Affairs panel of service providers in the North Coast and New England regions to provide care and support to veterans in their homes. Services include domestic cleaning, home and garden maintenance and social support.
The position is for an initial period of 2 years, with the possibility of becoming ongoing thereafter, subject to a review and funding.
To apply please email Richelle Roberts on rroberts@EACH.com.au