Speak Out Dual Diagnosis Program
Project Worker (Young People)
Part Time 4 days per week

  • Work with a dynamic and well respected NGO with over 40 years of experience working within community
  • Work as part of a team of caseworkers, counsellors and project workers supporting young people experiencing mental health and AOD challenges
  • Enjoy a culture where your ideas and ways of working are valued and given space to be implemented

Speak Out

The Speak Out Dual Diagnosis Program works with young people aged 12 – 28 years who are experiencing coexisting mental health and drug and alcohol challenges. The program provides practical support, counselling, therapeutic projects, groups, events and social activities.

 

The Role

The Speak Out Project Worker will be responsible for developing and implementing creative and innovative youth-led projects, events and groups that meet the needs of young people experiencing challenges with their mental health and AOD use. A key part of this role is to develop and expand opportunities for youth participation that help build the skills and capacity for young people. The Project Worker will develop and manage all aspects of Speak Out projects including the recruitment of young people to participate, development and compliance with budgets, seek funding opportunities, consult with young people, collect and record data and comply with required reporting. The Project Worker will be required to lead the development and implementation of key Speak Out events.

The successful applicant will position Weave as a good practice community-based service in inner Sydney supporting young people with dual diagnosis. They will highlight Weave’s uniqueness in the space as a generalist youth service working with young people who have experienced complex trauma. The Project Worker will showcase our experience and success in working with Aboriginal communities and young people.

The Project Worker will assist in ensuring that Weave is responding optimally to issues impacting the community such as methamphetamine use, bullying and suicide. Some research into global good practice models for addressing these community experiences will be required.

The successful candidate will feel supported through regular supervision, access to peer review, opportunities for training and development and a friendly and experienced team around you.

Classification for this position is SCHADS Award Level 4 Paypoint 1-4. Hourly rate range: $36.57-$39.43 per hour depending on qualifications and experience plus significant salary packaging benefits.

For further information regarding Weave, the role and Selection Criteria to be completed please refer to the job description.

 

Applications

Applications including a current resume and a document specifically outlining how you meet each of the Selection Criteria should be emailed to Patricia Vasquez at recruitment@weave.org.au.

Please note only completed applications will be assessed.

Applications close midnight Sunday 4 November 2018.