Personal Advisor - Stand by Me

Job No: Berry2601
Location: Morwell, VIC

  • Morwell location
  • 38 hours per fortnight fixed term until 30.06.19
  • Generous salary packaging benefits

Join Victoria’s largest independent child welfare organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. We believe everyone should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.

The Stand by Me Program is an intensive case support service for young people aged 16 and over that reside in the out of home care system. Through intensive personal case support and assistance with accommodation, the Stand by Me Program will ensure a more successful transition to adult living for young people leaving care. The Program has a focus on care leavers who are most at risk of homelessness, taking an early intervention approach.

The Personal Advisor will support young people who reside in Berry Street’s transitional properties to develop their independent life skills. The focus will be on building sustainable social and community connections for the young people involved.

The successful applicant will have experience working with young people in care and be passionate about building strong relationships in order to be able to develop their independent life skills. You will have strong advocacy skills with the ability to act as a conduit between young people and relevant support services. You will be a strong communicator with good problem solving skills. A tertiary qualification and/or extensive experience in Youth/Social Work or associated human service field is required for this position.


Queries to Darren Teller, Team Leader - Community Partnerships on (03) 5134 5971

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted by 11pm Wednesday 25th July 2018.

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Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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