The Organisation:

Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational community organisation working for disadvantaged young people who may be homeless, drug dependent and / or recovering from  abuse. Youth Off The Streets supports these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal trauma such as neglect, physical, psychological and / or emotional abuse.


It is our goal that these young people will leave our care drug free, with a high school education, living skills and a full time or part time job in hand.


The Role:


The primary purpose of this position is to assist young people to develop their capacity to take responsibility for their lives, by supporting individual learning plans and to support positive youth engagement in innovative education. Additionally, the Student Support Youth Worker will provide care, support, and structure in line with the program vision and mission.


This is a 12 Month Maximum Term full time role reporting directly to the School Manager Step Up Program. The position is based at Step Up at Merrylands.


Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Direct day to day care and transportation of students.
  • Supervise students at school & during other programs.
  • Work to establish a positive rapport & relationship with students to demonstrate and encourage positive behaviours.
  • Report to manager all incidents on the same day, using the electronic incident management system (or submit a hard copy incident report if the system is not available)
  • Participate in individual learning plan meetings/case reviews with key stakeholders where appropriate and follow individual learning plans/program plans.
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate workshops/learning experiences.
  • Participate, supervise/facilitate after school, weekend, holiday and extra curricular activities
  • Closely monitor and assist students in activities within and outside the program facility, in accordance with program policies and procedures.
  • Prepare meals with students and accompany students to appointments/activities.
  • Provide daily written observations of student achievements, challenges & behaviour
  • Participate in de-briefing discussions and reporting/recording incidents.
  • Record keeping on provision of student’s medication regimen.
  • Orientate new students to the centre.
  • Attend weekly/fortnightly/monthly staff meetings and clinical meetings as required and review minutes from meetings attended.
  • Maintain program records (e.g. Case notes, Individual Learning Plans, Program Plans/Evaluations etc.) as required and provide to the Manager as directed.
  • At the end of a shift ensure all pertinent information, appointments, follow-up etc, is recorded and Manager/Colleagues are appropriately informed.
  • Strong understanding of Child Safe principles, policies and responsibilities
  • Awareness of risk factors associated with abuse and neglect of children and young people


Selection Criteria:


  • Minimum certificate IV qualifications in Youth Work, Community Services or related field
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Full Drivers Licence
  • Demonstrated experience, ability and willingness to accept support and guidance to appropriately plan, facilitate and evaluate programs.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and experience working in the youth, education and community sectors.
  • Superior communication skills, including written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team and independently to achieve goals.
  • Ability to explore alternatives to reach collaborative agreements.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the principles that underpin a child safe organisation including mandatory child protection procedures
  • Have an understanding of adolescent development
  • Demonstrated capacity to respect and work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of diverse cultural backgrounds



  • Experience working in a school environment.
  • Skills, ability or experience in Creative & Digital Arts.
  • Ability to integrate technology effectively into programs.
  • Current, active experience in a variety of sports, activities, camps and excursions.
  • Circle of Courage Training
  • Restorative Practices Training
  • Cultural Awareness Training


The Person:

The successful candidate will have a desire to work within a dedicated and service driven educational setting and be able to develop the confidence of students and other stakeholders at Youth Off The Streets through consistent action, values and communication. You will be a team player and have the confidence to communicate effectively with a range of diverse individuals. You will also have a ‘can do’ attitude and enjoy working to achieve the desired outcomes of the organisation.


If you are excited by a challenge and have a strong focus on delivering quality services, we would like to hear from you.

To apply, please click on APPLY NOW to send your cover letter & resume through to


Only those selected for short-listing may be contacted. Successful applicants will require a full probity check.


Recruiters need not make contact.


Applications close 5pm, Friday 2 August 2019 (AEST)

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