Positions Vacant2021-01-06T03:13:15+11:00

Positions Vacant

YFCC is committed to ensuring that fair and effective procedures and processes are implemented and adhered to for the recruitment, selection and employment of people to meet organisational needs.  Therefore, employment practices apply the Merit Principle:

  • Knowledge: includes both the knowledge required in general for the position, and knowledge and understanding of the requirements for the specific position.
  • Skills: relevant to the position, this may be professional and/or technical skills, inter-personal skills, leadership skills, administrative skills and any other skills relevant to the position. These skills can include relevant skills obtained outside the paid work force.
  • Qualifications: can include both academic and professional qualifications.
  • Experience: should be relevant to the advertised position. Breadth, variation and depth of experience may all be considered.
  • Potential: for future development. This requires a judgment to be made about the applicant’s capacity to “grow” in the situation.

Furthermore, YFCC is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing a work environment which is free from harassment and discrimination, and is safe for all workers and clients.

Youth Development Coach – Youth At Risk Centre (YARC) Launceston

(4 x part time positions)

Youth, Family & Community Connections Inc. is a local Not-For-Profit Community Organisation providing a range of services for young people, families and communities throughout North and North West Tasmania.

We are seeking applications for the above position to work within our Youth Accommodation Support Services Team. The position will be based at the Youth At Risk Centre (YARC), Launceston. The facility is due for operational commencement in September 2022, with the Youth Development Coach roles commencing in July (with some flexibility).

The role will provide trauma informed coaching and case management practice, within a strengths based, Advantaged Thinking, framework for young people (aged 12-15) in residence at the facility.

The role includes day and night shifts, with some rostered weekend work. Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Ensuring residents are accommodated and supports are provided appropriate to their needs
  • Working with the Strong Families Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line within a Care Team approach
  • Working with families/carers, partner organisations and other services
  • Intake and assessment
  • Supported referrals and provision of outreach supports
  • Coaching, case management and case coordination
  • Data collection and entry and reporting
  • Provision of on-call support to other YARC staff after hours and weekends (scheduled roster)

The person we are looking for will be engaging, passionate, knowledgeable in the areas of Youth and Housing Support Services and able to work towards positive outcomes for young people.

To qualify for an interview, applicants must have as a minimum a tertiary qualification in Community Services, or relevant field, proven experience in supporting teams to accomplish KPI’s and contractual requirements and experience with operationalising services for young people.

YFCC is a child safe organisation. All applicants must provide a current Driver’s Licence, National Police check, Working with Vulnerable People Registration, Qualification records and current Referees. Applicants must also be willing to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and be willing to undergo a pre-employment medical.

For the successful applicant the remuneration package includes:

  • Salary commencing at Level 4 of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.
  • Training and professional development provision
  • Practice supervision
  • Salary sacrifice

Further information about the role and an application package, including position description and selection criteria, can be obtained by contacting the Accommodation Services Team Leader, Shane Leonard, on 0427 691 198 or email shane@yfcc.com.au.

Youth Navigator Project Worker

(part time – 30.4 hrs per week)

Youth, Family and Community Connections Inc. is a local Not-For-Profit Community Organisation providing a range of health and wellbeing services for young people, families and communities throughout the Northwest Coast of Tasmania.

We are seeking applications for the position of Youth Navigator Project Worker, to coordinate the Youth Navigator project in North West Tasmania.

This is a part-time role (.8FTE) for the duration of the project with a project completion date of 31/3/2023.

The role of the Youth Navigator is to encourage and support the engagement, personal development and capacity-building of school leavers of 2020, 2021 and 2022 to progress towards achieving their employment and/or education goals. Navigators regularly engage with their participants and focus on supporting their job-readiness, identification of employment and/or education goals and work with internal and external networks to assist participants achieve these goals.

The Youth Navigator will work with participants to:

  • Help identify education and employment goals and develop job plans.
  • Assess participant’s skills, capabilities and interests, and any non-vocational challenges impacting their current progress.
  • Provide vocational guidance tailored to participant goals.
  • Connect participants to specialist agencies and ensure support and follow-up.
  • Collaborate with complementary service providers, specialist agencies, the Department of Communities, and other stakeholders.
  • Achieve individual targets and contribute to the achievement of team targets and KPIs.
  • Maintain timely, accurate case notes.

The person we are looking for will be engaging, articulate and knowledgeable in the areas of Youth Services. They will have a minimum of a Cert IV in Employment Services or similar, and/or a minimum of two years demonstrated experience working with youth in a similar role.

YFCC is a child safe organisation. All applicants must provide a current Driver’s Licence, National Police check, Working with Vulnerable People Registration, Qualification records and current Referees. Applicants must also be willing to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and be willing to undergo a pre-employment medical.

For the successful applicant the remuneration package includes:

  • Salary in accordance with of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 commencing at Level 4.
  • Motor vehicle
  • Mobile phone for work use
  • Training and professional development provision
  • Salary Sacrifice

For further information on this role and/or to obtain an application package (including Selection Criteria), contact the Operations Manager, Graham Marshall at graham@yfcc.com.au or 0499 101 313.

Integrated Family Support Services Worker

(Part-time – .9)

Youth, Family & Community Connections Inc. (YFCC) is a Not-For-Profit Community Organisation that facilitates a range of services across the North-West and West Coasts of Tasmania designed to support and assist youth, families and individuals to develop skills and opportunities to enable them to participate within the community.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to gain or extend their experience in the area of Family Support.

The Integrated Family Support Service Worker (IFSS) is a part-time (.9) position (until 30 June 2023), subject to funding. The IFSS Team work collaboratively to provide intervention strategies tailored to families with high and complex needs. The IFSS team work with families where there are at risk factors present for children, young people and their families, with the aim to minimise involvement with Child Safety Services.

Applicants must have a degree in social welfare or relevant discipline and experience in working with ‘at risk’ families and children.

YFCC is a child safe organisation. All applicants must provide a current Driver’s Licence, National Police check, Working with Vulnerable People Registration, Qualification records and current Referees. Applicants must also be willing to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and be willing to undergo a pre-employment medical.

Remuneration is in accordance with of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 commencing at Level 5. Salary sacrifice, a vehicle and a professional development provision are also available.

To obtain more information or apply for the position:

An application package (including Selection Criteria) and more information on the position can be obtained by contacting the Team Leader, Natalie Zender, at nataliez@yfcc.com.au or on 0419 432 152.

Crisis Accommodation Support Services (CASS) Youth Coaches

2 x Casual Positions

Youth, Family & Community Connections Inc. is a local Not-For-Profit Community Organisation providing a range of health and wellbeing services for young people, families and communities throughout the North West Coast of Tasmania.

We are seeking applicants for the above role, to work within our Crisis Accommodation Support Services Teams providing casual relief to cover absences during annual, long service and personal leave and as required.

The positions are based in both Devonport and Burnie, and work across the North West Coast area, aiming to provide immediate emergency services, coaching and support for young people, aged 13–21, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The role involves:

  • Intake and assessment
  • Brief intervention, Education and Information
  • Supported Referral
  • Case management and case coordination
  • Data collection and entry
  • Health Promotion and Living Skills
  • Working autonomously and as part of a team

We are looking for applicants that are engaging, passionate and knowledgeable in the areas of Youth and Housing Support Services. Applicants must have, at a minimum, a Diploma in Community Services or equivalent relevant qualification.

YFCC is a child safe organisation. All applicants must provide a current Driver’s Licence, National Police check, Working with Vulnerable People Registration, Qualification records and current Referees. Applicants must also be willing to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and be willing to undergo a pre-employment medical.

For the successful applicant the remuneration package includes:

  • Salary in accordance with of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 commencing at Level 4 (Crisis Accommodation Level 2).
  • Training and professional development provision
  • Salary Sacrifice

Further information about the role and an application package, including position description and selection criteria can be obtained by contacting the Team Leader, Shane Leonard, on 0418 170 517 or email shane@yfcc.com.au.

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