Position Details
Reference Number 13658
Position Title Early Intervention Youth & Family Support Worker
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Entity Uniting Harrison
Location Uniting Harrison
Award Classification Social, Community , Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 - Social and Community Services Employee Level 4
Hours 76
Position Summary
  • Passion: Work that you can see making a difference with your clients
  • Balance: Full time opportunity, close to your home, committed team
  • Growth: Large agency focused on staff development & internal opportunities


  • Innovative, early intervention, outreach program
  • Develop your youth and family support work skills
  • Work with supportive, experienced professionals
  • Vibrant leadership and regular supervision
  • SCHCADS Level 4 position
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Based in Mount Waverley
  • UnitingCare Harrison – now part of Uniting


About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.  


We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.


Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.


Learn more


Applications at: https://connections.mercury.com.au



About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an Early Intervention & Families Support Worker to join the Harrison the team on a permanent, full time basis. The position will be based from our Mount Waverley office, working within Harrison's Finding Solutions and Adolescent Support programs.


Reporting to the Team Leader of Youth Homelessness and Adolescent Support Services, this role is responsible for:

  • Providing case management and creative outreach responses to young people and families
  • Undertaking risk assessments to determine client support needs
  • Providing young people and families with support to enable a sustainable living environment
  • Working with families to develop and coordinate action plans to address client needs and achieve goals
  • Encouraging positive relationships by supporting families through mediation and decision making
  • Using creativity and innovation to engage clients that are reluctant to accept support 
  • Building rapport and working with strengths


Uniting offers employees:

  • A comprehensive range of professional development opportunities
  • Reflective practice and supportive supervision
  • Career options through a wide range of programs and locations
  • Family friendly workplace practices
  • More take home pay through charity level salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum via Paywise salary packaging (www.paywise.com.au). 


About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the Person Specification in the Position Description attached, including having a relevant tertiary qualification in a Youth or Community Services related field.  Qualification needs to be Certificate IV or above.


Please address the following questions related to the person specification in a separate document to be uploaded as part of your application:

  • List your tertiary level qualifications in related fields
  • Outline briefly your relevant experience working with families and/or individuals experiencing homelessness and your interest in working with the Harrison team at this time
  • Provide an example of how you have actively engaged a client who has been reluctant to accept support
  • Describe some examples of complex assessments and action plans you have undertaken with young persons and their families


How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today.


  • Applications on the website: https://connections.mercury.com.au
  • You will be asked to upload your resume and a covering letter with your responses to the questions above. We recommend that you provide examples that show the range, scale and complexity of your experiences.
  • Applications close Monday 17 December 2018


Get in touch

  • Acting Senior Manager – Stephen Milliken – 03 9871 8700 
  • Recruitment Officer – Judith Nimmo – 03 9051 3247


Employment is subject to satisfactory criminal history and Victorian Working with Children Checks prior to commencement. Uniting is proud to be an inclusive employer and committed to keeping children safe.

Contact Person Stephen Milliken
Closing Date 17/12/2018
Position Description
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