We are on the hunt for experienced Needle Syringe Program Workers to join our North/West outreach team.  

Is this you?  

You are an enabler who successfully engages, supports, and educates clients.  

You’re passionate about working with at-risk and vulnerable people and you know your stuff when it comes to safe use and can provide education in a flexible, client-focused way.   

You have experience in the provision of high-quality, responsive Needle Syringe Program (NSP) services and/or a commitment to the principles of harm minimisation. 

You’re across all the health issues facing injecting drug users and an ability to relate and communicate with injecting drug users around these issues 

For more information on this position please download the Success Profile (Job description).

A bit about the role

The NWOS team provides efficient and responsive needle and syringe distribution and disposal services in the Northwest Melbourne region through outreach, education, resources, and supported referral using harm reduction and community development principles. 

A bit about us

We are an independent, registered charity providing front line support to young people and people experiencing homelessness to open up pathways out of poverty and homelessness - breaking the cycle of disadvantage. Our focus is on respect, client-centred care, and harm prevention so people can lead longer lives, have improved health, meaningful employment, and a greater sense of belonging, safety, and security through our holistic model of care.  

You can read more in our Impact Report or you’ll find us right across Naarm/Melbourne with our main offices located in Glenroy and on Hosier Lane right in the centre of the city, but we’re growing quickly and expanding to more locations in 2022! 

Why should you work with us?

We’re a casual and flexible, yet professional and high-energy workplace. We encourage flexibility for a healthy work/life balance and although we are very serious about our work, we are very chill when it comes time to wind down. Every day you spend working with us, you’re making a difference. Although they're pretty great perks, we don’t just stop there… here are some of the others: 

  • Free, locally roasted coffee at the office  
  • A portion of your income as tax-free through generous salary packaging benefits. PLUS additional tax-free salary packaging on meals & entertainment expenses 
  • Flexible work environment & flexibility to take extra unpaid leave 
  • 17.5% Annual Leave Loading  
  • Uncapped Employee Assistance Program 
  • Additional paid leave for caregiving, wellbeing, family violence, study PLUS an extra 5 personal leave days 

Site Location: This role will be based at our Glenroy HQ with outreach across Northwest Melbourne.  

Salary

In order to attract strong talent, we pay competitively and remunerate based on your skills and experience and are determined to make this the best job you'll ever have. The NSP Outreach Worker is paid under the SCHADS Award (Level 3).  

Think you have what it takes and want to join the team at Youth Projects? Send a cover letter and your resume to [email protected].

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

Please note is a requirement of all Youth Projects positions that the successful applicant holds a valid Working with Children’s Check, Police Check and is vaccinated for Covid-19.

Our commitment to diversity 

At Youth Projects, we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness. 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 Police and Working with Children Checks.