Youth Worker | (UW-59)

Youth Worker | (UW-59)

18 Dec
The Salvation Army

18 Dec

The Salvation Army



The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

Oasis Youth Services is seeking a qualified permanent Youth Worker to join their team in Canberra.

Oasis Youth Services has been operating for over 35 years, providing emergency accommodation and support to homeless young people. Join our team of permanent Youth Workers to support and maintain a positive environment for homeless young people in a service located in the south of Canberra.

We offer a Trauma informed person-centred service that uses effective empowerment, case management and crisis interventions to support the young people who require a crisis response.

ABOUT THE ROLE: In the role of a Youth Worker - you will be responsible for the following:

Crisis Accommodation Support Services

Assist in the creation and daily running of a 24 hour Youth Service environment within the Youth Emergency Accommodation Network that promotes the physical, emotional, spiritual and social development of young people. Ensure the young people are not subjected to any form of abuse and, in particular, bullying or the threat of bullying. Through appropriate activities and strategies build rapport and engage with young people in order to identify and respond to their immediate needs. Offer appropriate support within a person centred, framework and provide opportunities for young people to achieve their goals. Activities include relationship development, referral and assessment, development of community support and service plans, all in consultation with management and other staff.

Living Skills Development

Conduct living skills/training programs and assist in ensuring relevance to the needs of the young people is maintained. Ensure access for young people to relevant services and support options both within TSA Network and external agencies, and advocate as appropriate.

Networking and Partnerships

Acquire and maintain a good working knowledge of accommodation and support options for homeless people both within TSA Network and external agencies and work collaboratively and professionally with other agencies.

Team Support

Participates in team activities such as training, attend staff meetings when scheduled and demonstrates a supportive approach to other staff members which contributes to the overall team effectiveness

ABOUT YOU: Oasis is looking for a person that has skills and experience in working with young people aged 16 to 25 years in a community services setting. You must be able to:

Quickly build rapport and trusting relationships with young people

Work autonomously but as part of a larger teamHave passion in supporting people to improve their current circumstances

You will need to meet the below criteria to be successful in your application. Applications that do not meet criteria will NOT be considered


Tertiary qualifications (Cert IV or higher) in Youth Work or a related fieldAn understanding of and empathy with The Salvation Army mission and valuesAbility to work with a range of behaviours, different cultures and backgroundsDemonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a broader teamStrong oral and written communication skillsComputer literacyCurrent Drivers Licence and Senior First Aid CertificateCurrent Working with Vulnerable People Registration


Experience working in crisis support and interventionExperience working with young peopleExperience working within Specialist Homelessness Services

For Additional information - Andrew Rich can be contacted - Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm on (phone hidden)

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