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After Hours Support Worker – Dillon House

Provide individualised after-hours support to participants to develop their independent living skills & reduce their chances of reoffending.

  • Carlton North location
  • Part time (0.6 EFT) position (rotating roster)

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

Dillon House provides residential 24/7 supported accommodation for up to 3 young people 16-24 years old, who require support to develop their independent living skills and/ or who exhibit behaviours (i.e., mental health or substance misuse issues) which could place them at risk in independent accommodation. Dillon House offers a safe and welcoming home where young people are supported to develop independent living skills including cooking, meal planning, shopping, budgeting, and banking.

About the role

We are seeking a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Afterhours Support Worker, Dillon House to join our team working in a residential setting.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing individualised after-hours support to participants to develop their independent living skills and reduce their chances of reoffending via a range of recreational, pro-social and personal development activities.

Competitive remuneration, plus salary packaging benefit, is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.

Candidate Requirements

This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working effectively with young people who may experience homelessness, substance misuse, mental health concerns, aggressive behaviours and other complex issues.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills, including high level objectivity and capacity to work with disadvantaged young people who display challenging behaviours.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound assessment of crisis situations including substance misuse, first aid and challenging behaviours.
  • An awareness and understanding of the issues that face young people who have experienced institutionalisation and/ or have had contact with the criminal justice system.
  • An ability and commitment to work as part of a team to support young people within a residential environment.

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

How to apply

For further information, please contact Kane Apelu, Manager, Housing Programs on 0418 242 617 or kane.apelu@jss.org.au.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description, with names and contact numbers of two referees.

Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.

Please apply in confidence.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 18 July 2022.

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. 

Jesuit Social Services is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.