Youth Worker

Job posted: 03/07/2024
Applications close: 16/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne

Job type: Full time / From 29/07/2024 - 20/07/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1423701

Reference: 1423701

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne

Selection Criteria

KSC1. Demonstrated skills and experience in the provision of support to young people with significant mental health issues including anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and behaviour associated with childhood trauma.

KSC2. Demonstrated ability to assess student needs, collect and maintain accurate student records, develop case plans and appropriate interventions, and plan and facilitate relevant programs in consultation with the team leader and other relevant colleagues.

KSC3. Demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support staff, students, parents/carers and community organisations.

KSC4. Demonstrated high level knowledge of student risk management, crisis intervention techniques and strategies.

 * A tertiary qualification in Youth or Social Work and/or extensive experience relevant to the position will be required


Due to the varying levels of social and emotional success, and the implications of these experiences on engagement, students enrolled at LHCS require expert wellbeing support.  Youth Workers will be able to work with students, families and associated professionals to ensure the highest level of support is in place and that the support is ongoing and relevant to our students' needs.  The successful applicant will be able to work with colleagues and the wellbeing team leader to develop and implement clear individual and group-based interventions and strategies.  They will be confident to report on individuals' progress, highlighting key strategies to support growth and how they can be implemented in a classroom setting.


  • Report to, and be guided by, the Student Support Team Leader
  • Attend weekly cross-campus team meetings and attend twice-weekly
  • Develop individualised wellbeing recommendations to support students and help facilitate internal wellbeing referrals
  • Respond to student wellbeing and health education needs (including sexual health)
  • Refer students to appropriate support agencies and services
  • Provide information about services and resources for students and carers
  • Maintain appropriate data and reporting
  • Assess and manage risk and report where required to do so
  • Participate in intake/enrolment meetings and liaise with relevant staff at a student's previous school/s
  • Attend and contribute to Student Support Group (SSG) meetings/Care Team Meetings (CTMs) as required
  • Support colleagues in school-wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS) processes, including the school's Continuum of Response to behaviours of concern
  • Collaborate with teachers to plan and implement morning check-in
  • Appropriately and ethically manage the use of and access to school resources as it pertains to student wellbeing services
  • Participate in supervision and regular student wellbeing de-briefings
  • Develop strong positive relationships within the local school network and with external agencies
  • Advocate for the work of the school when speaking with external professionals/agencies

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Location Profile

Lynall Hall Community School (LHCS) is a small, progressive and inclusive all-gender government secondary school (7-12), located in Richmond, with a senior secondary campus on the Merri Creek in Coburg. LHCS caters to a small but diverse cohort of young people. Our team of teachers, education support workers, clinicians and youth workers collaborate closely to maintain an environment that is supportive of all students, including at-risk and vulnerable young people. 

Our vision is to be a collaborative community of learners participating in positive relationships, critical thinking, creativity and active citizenship.

Our mission is to provide all students with a personalised learning program within an environment of strong, supportive relationships.

Our objective is to engage students in the Victorian Curriculum, VCE, VET, and VCE Vocational Major within a framework of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support and Respectful Relationships to prepare them for a positive post-school pathway.

At Richmond we offer a program based on the Victorian Curriculum for Years 7-10 with additional programs to support the social-emotional development of our students. Student timetables are frequently modified to meet their specific needs. Years 7-10 programs lead into flexible senior secondary options based on VCE (including VCE Vocational Major) and including a range of VET subjects. 

At Coburg students work towards completing a VCE - Vocational Major with a focus on VET workshops (Automotive, Building and Construction, Furniture and Cabinet Making, Music, or Cookery).

This position is based at both the Coburg & Richmond campus.

Youth Worker

Job type:

Full time / From 29/07/2024 - 20/07/2025

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 3


Ralph Gotlib | 0419 211 621

Youth Worker