The purpose of the Youth Access Worker is to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that contact or are referred to the headspace centre. As one of the first contact points for young people accessing the headspace centre, the Youth Access Worker will need to build a positive rapport with a wide range of young people including their family, friends and close networks.
You will be able to demonstrate your skills in assessing a young person’s needs. This includes carrying out complex risk assessments and having the ability to complete action plans to mitigate any identified risk. You will actively participate in regular supervisions and be required to present and discuss cases with the clinical care team.
The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team, including general practitioners, allied health clinicians, community engagement workers, and support staff. You will also work closely with the local community and partner youth and health services to provide holistic and integrated care.
What Social Futures Offers:
- A responsive and family friendly workplace
- Access to banked hours leave
- Attractive salary packaging options
- Regular supervision and support
- Ongoing training and development
Social Futures is a voice for social change in regional Australia, helping to create connected, resilient communities. With more than 40 years’ industry experience, we are a community service leader, striving to create change through our work across homelessness and housing supports, youth and family services, sector advocacy and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability. Social Futures currently serves more than 80% of regional New South Wales.
Social Futures is an equal opportunity employer. Social Futures will actively recruit our workforce from targeted communities; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQSB+ and people living with a disability, people with lived experience and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Social Futures is committed to prioritising the safety and well-being of children and upholds the National Child Safe Principles. Working with Children and National Police Check clearances are mandatory requirements for all staff.
Applications close 8am, Monday 20th September 2021.
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For further information, please contact Jo Kemp on 0447 602 869.