Youth Engagement Worker

Job No: VIN2128
Location: Surry Hills

  • Permanent, part-time 24 hours per week
  • Flexible work days
  • Surry Hills, NSW
  • Current NSW Driver Licence
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 4, hourly rates range from $36.62 to $39.52 depending on qualifications/experience

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hand up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.


About the Service

The Youth Engagement Worker position is in the Vinnies Services directorate and is part of the Homelessness and Housing.  This team is responsible for state-wide management of excellent homelessness and housing services.

The Role

The Youth Engagement Worker will support activities and programs for children and young people (ages 0 - 17) and their families with focus on providing educational, social and well-being support.

Role responsibilities include:

  • supporting the development, planning, coordination and facilitation of age-specific activities/programs for children and young people
  • assisting in identifying partnership and networking opportunities to develop and grow direct service delivery
  • providing advice and support to the case management and accommodation teams on matters relating to child-related practices
  • supporting the implementation of activities and programs, ensuring these meet quality and compliance requirements including child-safe and work, health and safety.

This role will report to the Accommodation Manager. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification/s or relevant experience in the fields of Social Work/Community Services/ Community Development; youth work or other relevant areas.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in working with children, youth and families in one or more contexts; crisis accommodation services, child care, education, family support for at risk or vulnerable communities, child protection services.
  • Knowledge of interventions that support child safety, childhood development, behaviour and trauma responses for children, youth and families with complex or diverse needs.
  • Experience in facilitating and implementing activity-based group work; including but not limited to groups for children, youth and families.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and suevaluation of quality community engagement programs.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (written and oral), including experience in supporting people and/or with complex needs; and liaising with a variety of professional stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong administration skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint (Intermediate minimum).
  • NSW driver licence.

Come and join our team!

 We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development opportunities, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide potential to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Sue Chillingworth (Manager, Accommodation) on, quoting: Youth Engagement Worker - Vincentian House/VIN2128.

Please click here for Information on how to apply.

 Applications close at 11:00 pm on 19 January 2021

Please submit your application - attach your Resume and your responses to the role-specific criteria outlined in the Position Description.

 St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly  encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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