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Springboard Youth Worker (Fixed Term)

  • Full-Time
  • Fixed Term contract until 28.06.19 with possible view to extend
  • Based at Footscray
  • Competitive salary with excellent benefits


Westgate Community Initiatives Group Inc. (WCIG) is a well-known, community based not for profit organisation that is committed to creating practical responses to unemployment in the western region of Melbourne and Geelong.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable individual with a passion for working with vulnerable young people. This Youth Worker role will play an integral part within a specialised youth program assisting young people who are in or leaving out of home care to successfully transition into education and/or employment. You will be responsible for connecting with a suite of existing transition and post care services to encourage young people to participate in re-engagement activities; enhance skills and capabilities; and achieve education, training or employment milestones.

The ideal candidate will have had experience working with youth and/or experience in complex case management and be committed to delivering effective and efficient services that result in positive outcomes. You will adapt and be responsive to community and key stakeholder needs and provide outreach support to young people.


About you:

  • Completed or working towards tertiary qualification in the Youth Services sector
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of support to vulnerable youth
  • Experience working with youth with challenging and complex behaviour
  • Outcomes-focused
  • Ability to effectively manage your workload to achieve individual and team goals
  • Possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills in order to build effective partnerships and working relationships
  • Ability to cope with contingencies, recognise risks and deal effectively with them


What’s on offer:

  • Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) with industry leading salary levels that increase by 2.5% each year for the life of the agreement
  • Above Award personal, compassionate and maternity leave schemes
  • Salary packaging
  • Flexible working hours for work-life balance
  • Option of purchasing additional two weeks of annual leave
  • Emphasis on staff training and professional development


If you would like to be part of our team please send a copy of both your resume and cover letter through SEEK. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible if you are interested, as shortlisting will commence immediately and is ongoing. If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Wong – HR Coordinator on 03 9689 3437.

Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, we regret only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. This listing will be removed once the position has been filled.

WCIG is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and supports the creation of working conditions to ensure that all employees have an equal chance to seek and obtain employment, promotion and training. WCIG encourages applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders and/or those with a disability.

Our organisation is committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance of child abuse. Our robust human resources, recruitment and vetting practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interviewing process. Applicants should be aware that we carry out working with children, police records and reference checks (as we see fit) to ensure that we are recruiting the appropriately qualified and experienced people.