About the Role

Youth Projects is now on the hunt for a experienced ‘Youth AOD Outreach Clinician role is responsible for delivering a comprehensive range of individual counselling and case management support services to young people in the North West region experiencing a range of issues such as: substance abuse and misuse, housing breakdown, mental health & relationship issues.

 The position is responsible for providing high quality, high impact support and therapeutic interventions to young people through:

  • Engaging clients in structured and semi-structured counselling sessions to reduce the client’s level of substance use, reduce the client’s high risk behaviours and experience of AOD related harm, improve physical and mental health, including emotional and psychological well-being  
  • Undertaking triage, risk assessment and prioritisation to ensure some of our services’ most vulnerable clients are linked with the appropriate services to address the needs and barriers to health and housing outcome
  • Engage clients to improve health literacy to improve the client’s capacity to better understand and manage their own health and wellbeing:
  • Integration of care with the existing service system to ensure enhance service coordination and collaboration

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What you'll bring:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Youth Work, Welfare Work and/or Community Development 
  • At least two years’ experience in working with people with AOD issues.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the required AOD core-competencies (or able to complete within the first 6 months of employment)
  • Knowledge and understanding of homelessness, housing and health sectors (including mental health and AOD)
  • Wanting to grow, develop, and build a career with a progressive organisation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the drug and alcohol service system and the range of treatment options available.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in assessment, developing treatment plans, effective case management and client advocacy.
  • Understanding of the principles of harm minimisation and approaches to the treatment of AOD problems including relapse prevention.

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

    • Relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Youth Work, Welfare Work and/or Community Development
    • 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 apply via Seek.

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