Volunteer Lead Tenant

Job No: Berry3082
Location: Shepparton

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

About the role:

The aim of the Lead Tenant Program is to provide a safe, stable, caring and supportive living environment where up to two young people are able to develop independent living skills in a shared household and to assist the young person in transitioning to an independent living arrangement.

A Lead Tenant is a live-in person whose primary role is to enable a supportive environment for the household of young people.

Who we are looking for: 

  • People who believe all young people should be given every opportunity to grow and succeed into their adulthood.
  • People to assist young people (between 16 – 18 years old) to work towards independent living.
  • Ideally, individuals who hold a current drivers licence.

It is a requirement that all applicants will be required to undergo a Working With Children Check and understand that Berry Street will issue a Police Check to complete.

What Berry Street can offer you: 

  • 24 hour support.
  • The opportunity to be a part of a professional team.
  • The opportunity to participate in house meetings and personal supervision.
  • Free accommodation at our house located in Shepparton, utilities and role specific training.


For an information pack including a PD or to register your interest, please contact;

Lindy Thompson on lthompson@berrystreet.org.au or (03) 5822 8100

Julie Senior on jsenior@berrystreet.org.au or (03) 5822 8100


 Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

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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