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Company:
Life Without Barriers

Category:
Education & Childcare

Job Type:
Casual

Location:
Sydney
Australia

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About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Youth Advocate to join the team across Sydney in a casual capacity. You will provide a high level of advocacy and support to young people in residential and out of home care with the goal and purpose of effective engagement within the community and or within their family environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively assist clients with design and implementation individualised service plans
  • Developing supportive relationships in clients’ families and/or community
  • Maintaining high quality documentation control
  • Develop  a sound knowledge of YAP program model and core principles
  • Participate in reviews of each youth service plan
  • Advocating for and building self-efficacy in clients

Skills & Experience

  • Current unrestricted drivers licence and own vehicle
  • Current first aid certificate
  • Demonstrated peer support and advocacy skills
  • Proven ability to develop positive relationships with clients and support them across Individualised Service Plans
  • A passion for providing advocacy to young people and understanding the meaning of being an advocate
  • Experience working with children and young people in out of home care or residential care settings or children and young people with disabilities

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits

  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Offering on-going training support and career advancement opportunities Life Without Barriers is committed to employee career development and growth
  • Flexible working hours

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

Closing Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019

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