About the Role

This role plays a critical role in providing a health-focused outreach response to engage service users and create linkages with The Living Room Primary Health Service and a range of external health, outreach and housing services. Working within a social model of health, the Assertive Outreach Worker will form part of a multidisciplinary team approach to provide direct interventions and conduct referrals across a range of domains. This role will be expected to work three evening shifts per week.

What you'll do

  • Work closely with a number of service providers to deliver an assertive and persistent outreach in order to identify, engage and work with clients to achieve sustainable outcomes.
  • Conduct supported referrals to internal and external services including outreach to external appointments and care plan meetings.
  • Ensure high-quality care coordination processes for people engaged through program interventions with a focus on linkages to The Living Room services and programs.
  • Provide brief, targeted interventions for clients identified as 'high risk'.
  • Conduct assessment and care coordination plans where needed to achieve outcomes across a range of domains.
  • Liaise and work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.

What you'll bring:

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant fields of Social Work, Community Services and/or other related disciplines
  • Experience and/or demonstrated commitment to working with homeless and marginalised populations experiencing psychiatric, medical and substance use conditions within a social model of care
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking assessment and successful supported referrals
  • Knowledge and understanding of homelessness, housing and health sectors (including mental health and AOD)
  • Demonstrated organisational skills within multidisciplinary service environment
  • A want to grow, develop, and thrive within a progressive, grassroots organisation

Must Have’s

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant fields of Social Work, Community Services and/or other related disciplines
  • Valid Passport/Australian Working Rights
  • Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

What's in it for YOU!

  • Flexible work environment
  • Access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuous growth in owning your own space?
  • Diverse and collaborative team culture. Your success is our success!

About Youth Projects

Youth Projects is an Australian-based independent, registered charity who recognise the complex and varying needs of our clients and offer a holistic model of care and provide pathways into our award winning employment, education and social enterprise programs. Located at two sites (Hosier Lane and the vibrant, northern region of Melbourne) Youth Projects provides front line support to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues and young people looking to re-engage with learning and employment. Our mission is to provide high impact support, no judgement, full stop.

Our commitment to diversity

Youth Projects values diversity and we promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions and encourage applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and indigenous candidates.

Safety screening

Youth Projects has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

How to apply

Please apply through the Seek website. 

Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected.

For any questions or enquiries, please email us.