Job Vacancy – Youth and Family Worker

Youth and Family Worker






SCHADS Level  4

Permanent Part Time

6 Months

Up to 35 Hours per week


Do you want to work in a collaborative, supportive and rewarding environment?

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced person to join a team that’s changing the lives of young people and families in our Connecting Home Program.The Youth and Family Worker – Connecting Home supports young people aged between 16–24 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.If you are looking for a meaningful and rewarding career we want to hear from you. This position is based in Ballina.

About You

To be successful in this position you will require:

Selection criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in social work, social science or related disciplines and experience in a similar position.
  • A clear understanding of homelessness and its impact on young people and their families.
  • A clear understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable and disadvantaged families including: poverty, substance misuse, child safety and development, mental health, domestic and family violence and homelessness.
  • Proven experience using a case management and co-ordination approach with working with young people and their families and other stakeholders.
  • A proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated experience and skills in using Microsoft Office suite, web-based applications and client relationship management databases.
  • A current (less than 12 months old) criminal record check and a NSW working with children check.


  • 35 hour work week
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Access to ongoing professional development
  • Flexible working options
  • Staff Wellbeing program
  • Additional leave hours and accrued annually

The Family Centre values diversity, lived experience and cultural knowledge. We respect the place first nation’s people hold in our community and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Equally we encourage people with disability, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Please include your resume and a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria in your application.  Download a copy of the position description below.

We are only accepting applications that are submitted via the ‘APPLY HERE‘ button below. Please do not submit your application by email.

Applications close 11 March 2024. If this role is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

For more information about the position please contact Kym Greensill on 1800 211 154 or at [email protected]

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