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Youth Specialist

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane Limited - Woolloongabba, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


About us:
ATSICHS Brisbane is a not-for-profit community owned health and human services organisation delivering on the unique health and wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in greater Brisbane and Logan. We are the largest, most comprehensive Aboriginal Medical Health Service in Queensland. Our services include medical and dental clinics, family and child services, social and emotional wellbeing services, early childhood programs, youth services and an aged care facility.

Our vision for the future is to deliver healthy, connected Indigenous urban communities. To do this we are focusing on five strategic priorities:

  • ​​ 1. Champion healthy individuals and thriving families
Build a strong and sustainable future
Innovation and excellence
Our partners
Our people

See more at our website - http://atsichsbrisbane.org.au

What we offer:
Optional salary packaging, meal entertainment cards, and novated leases
Opportunity to work for one of Australia's leading Aboriginal Medical Services;
Competitive remuneration;
Ability to visibly see your impact on the business and its service;
Access to medical and dental services

As a key member of the ATSICHS Brisbane team, the Youth Specialist is expected to personally contribute to the shaping and achievement of ATSICHS vision and goals within their own scope. The Youth Specialist will provide three (3) Key Functions.

Role Functions

The Youth Specialist provides tailored case management services for young people at risk of disconnecting with their family/ community, disengagement from education, training and employment, homelessness, or at risk of harm. Youth Specialists are responsible for effective engagement with young people, their families and their support network to identify the young person’s needs and aspirations, and record and progress a plan created and led by the young person, and oversight of the team for same. Youth Specialists act as the main ‘point-of-contact’ for the young person and their family, and work in partnership to facilitate supports required to achieve their goals. Youth Specialists develop, implement and execute the care plan of young people, and coordinate a wrap-around suite of services with the aim to achieve the four (4) program objectives -

  • connect to positive family support
  • get a job or engage in training or education
  • lead a healthy and violence-free life
  • have a safe, stable place to live.
Youth Specialists ultimately assist young people to realise increased self-worth, family and community connectedness, and safety, delivering a service underpinned by customer service principles. Youth Specialists are experienced and proven high performing case managers, who also assist the Youth Manager in oversight of service delivery and continuous improvement.

Skills and Experiences:

Qualification and/or Experience:
  • {C}Current Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Social Science, Health, Allied Health, Youth Work, Community Services, Family Intervention or Criminology with 4 years’ relevant experience in family support, child protection, youth support or related field

  • {C}Current Diploma in Community Services, Social Work, Human Services, Child and Family, Allied Health, Youth Work, Child and Family Intervention with 5 years’ relevant experience in family support, child protection, youth support or related field

With at least 3 years of abovementioned experience in a case management role

Skills and Knowledge:
  • {C}Demonstrated ability and comfortableness working in a performance driven environment to meet individual weekly, monthly and quarterly performance targets.
  • {C}Demonstrated ability to build client agency, self-efficacy and facilitate change through client empowerment, while actively discouraging client dependence on supports.
  • {C}Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide behaviour change interventions that build client self-awareness and active change in achieving their identified goals.
  • {C}Demonstrated ability to work with the whole-of-family, irrespective of primary client, in meeting the totality of family needs.
  • {C}Demonstrated ability in coordinating multiple services in providing access to holistic care for clients, particularly integrating internal agency supports across multiple teams.
  • {C}Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the factors contributing to vulnerability, disengagement, and intergenerational trauma of client group
  • {C}Experience with case management for high risk and/or crisis clients, with high-level planning and organisational skills.
  • {C}Knowledge of the supports available to target clients in the areas of mental health, substance misuse, education, employment and housing.
Additional Requirements:
  • {C}Requirement to travel across the Logan and/or Brisbane region, as per program location.
  • {C}Current drivers’ licence
  • {C}Requirement to work outside core 9am-5pm business hours in meeting individual client needs and provide responsive care.
  • {C}Working with Children’s Card (Blue Card) or be eligible to apply
  • {C}Requirement to work 1-2 night outreach shifts a week, when required.

Woolloongabba, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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