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    Employment with Coast Shelter

    Thank you for your interest in working with our Organisation. Coast Shelter is a leading Central Coast not for profit charity assisting families, adults and young people with complex issues arising from their experience of homelessness, abuse, neglect or violence. Our organisation provides a range of innovative services to assist people to reach their full potential and restore hope in their lives.

    Current Position: Youth Development Specialist

    One of Coast Shelter’s innovative services is our Life Ready Program, which facilitates Rent Choices. The Youth Development Specialist will be part of the Life Ready Program, which is responsible for providing young people with the skills, knowledge and capability to obtain and sustain private rental property.

    The Youth Development Specialist is responsible for case managing young people within the Life Ready Program over a three-year period. Over this period, participants of the program are provided with rental subsidy through Rent Choices. This subsidy reduces every 12 months and at the end of the program, it is anticipated that participants will be able to financial sustain a private rental tenancy. It is Coast Shelters hope that the support provided by the Youth Development Specialist over this period will allow participants to successful transition into early adulthood upon the end of the Rent Choice subsidy.

    The position is Full Time (Fixed Term Two Years) and will engage young people through specialist case management, assist individuals and families through therapeutic counselling, and create a sense of community and belonging through group work programs and activities.

    About You
    You will have demonstrate knowledge of therapeutic case management principles and experience working with vulnerable young people. To be successful in the positon you should be able to address the following essential criteria:
    Relevant tertiary qualifications (for example Social Work, Psychology or equivalent)
    Excellent written and oral communication skills, including highly developed interpersonal skills with an ability to relate positively and confidently with a wide range of people, in a variety of settings
    Excellent knowledge, understanding and experience of working with young people with complex needs and the impact of trauma
    A well-developed understanding of child protection, the relevant legislation and knowledge of research and theoretical frameworks for working with young people
    Demonstrated experience in managing a caseload and case planning, including people with complex and/or high-level needs.
    Sound knowledge of the social, community and private rental housing market in NSW.

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    Enquiries: Mary Biddle - Practice Manager - 4325 3540
    Applications to: jason@coastshelter.org.au

    All offers of employment are subject to mandatory compliance checks including employment references, working with Children and National Police check.