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Youth Engagement/Social Worker – Point Lonsdale

  • : RWAV (Rural Workforce Agency - Victoria)
  • : 06-Jun-2018
  • : Point Lonsdale VIC 3225

Position Description:

  • Full time role; no weekend work required

  • $30-$35 per hour – commensurate with experiences and qualifications

  • Access to Salary Packaging benefit

  • Staff health and well being program

  • Professional Development opportunities and staff training days

  • Relocation grant available through RWAV for eligible candidates

Bellarine Community Health (BCH) are seeking a Youth Engagement Worker to join their broad team of professionals as the first point of contact for young people seeking support. This role would suit either a Social Worker, Division 2 Nurse, Youth Worker and/or a candidate with qualifications in Psychology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The delivery of care to young people aged between 12 – 25 years as part of the BCH allied health/mental health team

  • Apply counselling interventions when engaging young people who may be in a crisis; within scope of practice

  • Provide assessment and referral options to young people and their families

  • Ensure all contact is recorded within Client Service Management system and that screening tools and documentation are completed

  • Participations in promotional activities and networking

  • Outreach support to schools, workplaces or client homes

  • Actively monitor young people in partnership with key workers.

Essential criteria:

  • Tertiary qualification in Youth Work or similar

  • Demonstrated general counselling, person centered care and social determinants of health skills

  • Minimum two years experience working with young people aged between 12 – 25 years old with physical and mental health issues

  • Service delivery experience within community health

  • Experience with electronic databases, recording statistics for compliance with funded targets

  • Experience in workplace Occupational Health and Safety

  • Current National Police Check

  • Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)

  • Valid Victorian Drivers License

As a Youth Engagement Worker providing a welcoming first point of contact, you will have direct engagement, assessment and coordination of care  for the younger demographic seeking support and access to BCH youth services. In addition to the above you will be required to assist in supported referral of clients to appropriate programs, partake in community awareness raising activities in promoting early help seeking, intervention for mental health and combat substance abuse.

Practice Details:

Bellarine Community Health (BCH) is a major provider of primary health services to the Bellarine Peninsula operating from five health centres in Drysdale, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale and Portarlington. BCH employs over 135 health specialists and support service staff in full time, part-time and casual roles. The organizational culture embodies the principles of passion, excellence quality and caring.

BCH provides the types of health services most needed by the local community, with scaled fees to enable everyone to be able to afford quality healthcare.

Services include:

  • Allied health – physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, podiatry, nutrition and dietetics

  • Community nursing and support programs – home nursing, palliative care and continence clinic

  • Child health and development – with specialised clinicians in physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy and nutrition/dietetics

  • Young people’s services – including a dedicated clinic and specialised health and support services for young people

  • Public dental services

  • Exercise groups and social programs

  • Health Communities Program supporting local projects and activities to change the causes of poor health

Solo or Group Practice:

Group Practice


Regional Information 

The spectacular Grampians and Mount Arapiles rise above the vast plains of sheep and wheat in this part of Victoria providing a diverse array of native wildlife, picturesque walking tracks, and breathtaking scenic attractions.

The Great Ocean Road is a must-see – the famous road follows the rugged coast from Melbourne to the South Australian border making for a scenic road trip.

Key features:

  • Great Ocean Road

  • Otway Ranges

  • Grampians

  • Major towns: Horsham, Ararat, Ballarat, Warrnambool

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