Department for Child Protection

The Port Lincoln office is seeking a Youth Worker, Transition from Care to join their team.

The Youth Worker is responsible for:

  • Enhancing the social and living skills of young people to facilitate their successful transition to independent living and reconciliation with their families.
  • Identifying and developing community support systems and networks for clients and connecting them to appropriate services.
  • Assessing and responding to the individual needs of young people transitioning from care and increasing the chances of successful intervention.
  • Liaising with the case manager and other key stakeholders in the planning, implementation and monitoring of programs for young people to strengthen the support in managing the key issues that face them.

About You

We are looking for a confident individual who has the ability to undertake casework, incorporating suitable assessment, life skill development planning and implementation and transition from care processes for young people.

You need to have the ability to develop effective working relationships and provide advice to management, staff at all levels and with a diverse group of individuals.

About the Business

The Department for Child Protection (DCP) plays a key role in the protection of children, young people and their families within South Australia. The department provides support to vulnerable children and young people to be safe, strong and connected.

Special Conditions

To find out more about this role, including the key selection criteria and special conditions, please click on the ‘apply’ button.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and/or those who have a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Service delivery roles within the Department for Child Protection (DCP) may be governed by one (or more) of the Emergency Management Directions, issued under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011. To be employed in such a role that is considered to be in scope, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with a TGA approved vaccine and provide proof of vaccination status. Please discuss this with the enquiries person on the vacancy should you have any queries in regards to this matter.

To apply for this role, please click the ‘apply’ button to be re-directed to the DCP Career Portal.

Applications close: 05/12/22   11:00 PM

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