About the Role

*We're currently recruiting casual positions!*

We are seeking enthusiastic and dynamic practitioners to join our dedicated multi-disciplinary team providing support services to adults presenting at our primary health service on Hosier Lane - The Living Room. We are looking for people with experience in engaging and support adults who have a range of complex histories but see each person as an individual that needs some support.

Our Client Engagement Officers are responsible for connecting with existing and new service users at The Living Room to deliver high quality, high impact support to people accessing our drop-in health services.  These positions will be critical to engaging service users and create linkages into our clinical services and assist to coordinate pathways out of homelessness.

Shifts are available between 9am - 5pm Monday – Friday and 12pm - 6pm Saturdays.

View the Success Profile (position description) here

What you'll bring:

  • Experience working alongside adults that are marginalised and complex - in particular, people who inject drugs, people who are homeless and people with mental health issues
  • Sound knowledge of the principles of client-centre support and harm minimisation
  • Knowledge and understanding of homelessness, housing and health sectors (including mental health and AOD)
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking assessment and successful supported referrals
  • Ability to build rapport in a semi-structured environment
  • Wanting to grow, develop, and build a career with a progressive organisation.

We’re all about cultural fit and experience, as well as developing emerging talent and giving people the opportunity to be the best they can be.

    Must Have’s

    • Recognised Bachelor, Diploma or Certificate IV level qualifications in Social Work, AOD, Community Services and/or Health related disciplines
    • Current Australian Drivers Licence
    • Valid Passport/Australian Working Rights
    • Police Check
    • Working with Children’s Check

    What's in it for YOU!

    • Comprehensive induction and support from our training team
    • Inclusive and transparent workplace culture
    • Access to learning and development
    • Access to Employee Assistance Program
    • Diverse and collaborative team culture. Your success is our success!

    About Youth Projects

    Youth Projects is an Australian-based independent, registered charity who recognises the complex and varying needs of our clients and offers a holistic model of care and provides 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 frontline 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 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 email applications to [email protected] and include your resume and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the position description.  Applications without addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered. 

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

    For further information, please contact Jill Turnbull (Program Manager) via email.