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Lead Tenant Support Worker


Reference: 5150027

Your Role:

The Lead Tenant Program is supported by the Victorian Government's Targeted Care Packages. What is a Lead Tenant? A Lead Tenant is a live-in volunteer whose primary role is to mentor, support and help create a positive environment for young tenants living in the home together.

As a Support Worker at in the Lead Tenant Program, you will be part of an ambitious organisation who are leading and influencing sector change. You will provide support to children and young people who are vulnerable and have complex needs. They will be receiving support in a lead tenant property.

  • Provide outreach support to young people residing in Lead Tenant properties, including life skills assessments
  • Transporting children to appointments
  • Supervising contact visits
  • Provide support to young people residing in Lead Tenant properties mainly the management of day to day house activities

(Please refer to the position description for further details)

Who we are looking for:

  • Qualifications in Community Services, Youth Work or Child Welfare
  • Experience in supporting children and young people who have complex needs and behaviours
  • Understanding of trauma informed practice would be beneficial
  • Understanding of child protection and issues in relation to children at risk
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A compassionate person

OzChild offers:

  • Opportunity to work for a non-profit organisation committed to making a difference to children's lives
  • Roles available in around Melbourne west, our office is in Yarraville
  • Pay at SCHCADS Award Level 4
  • Permanent part time role
  • Friendly and supportive work environment

Please visit our website for further information on who we are, our work and our range of programs https://www.ozchild.org.au/

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 9th August.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC card for Victoria.

COVID-19- All interviews are currently being conducted via video.

How to apply:

You can apply for this position today by clicking APPLY NOW below.

You can view the position description below and then submit a resume with a cover letter that outlines your skills and experiences as well as your motivation for applying.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley, HR Advisor Recruitment on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au

Applications Close: 09 Aug 2020