Caseworker Youth Support Services Meli


About the Role

The Youth Support Service (YSS) provides responsive and flexible service interventions to young people at risk of entering the Youth Justice system. Through assertive outreach and targeted intervention, YSS purpose is to intervene rapidly to prevent escalation of emerging issues and address the needs of young people who are at risk of entering the youth justice system to divert these young people into prosocial activities.

The key objectives of this role are:

  • Engage with vulnerable young people and their families through assertive outreach
  • Minimise and reduce levels of risk factors leading to homelessness, school disengagement and challenging behaviours
  • Provide a range of tailored interventions to the targeted cohort that support positive behaviour change through prosocial engagement.

Youth Support Service (YSS) forms part of BCYF Justice Programs portfolio incorporating:

  • Youth Support Services
  • Youth Justice Community Support Service and After Hours Service
  • Youth Justice Group Conferencing
  • Reignite

Vacancy Details

  • Ongoing position
  • Part-time role, working 30.4 hours per week
  • $94,077 p/a (pro rata) + super + salary packaging
  • To view the Position Description, please go to ‘Careers’ at

What We Offer

  • Flexible working options
  • Meli is a not-for-profit organisation, so you can salary package up to $15,900 each Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) year for general living expenses
  • Extensive learning and development calendar, including a structured orientation plan
  • Employee Assistance Program – independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

About You

  • Qualification or equivalent in Youth Work, Social Work or Community Welfare (Diploma+)
  • Experience in providing case management and/or brief intervention support to vulnerable individuals and families utilising the Best Interests Case Management Framework
  • Proven ability to engage and case-manage young people at risk and young people exhibiting challenging behaviours
  • An understanding of the impact of trauma on young people and the ability to work from a trauma informed approach
  • Ability to undertake needs identification and risk assessments to inform decision making, planning and interventions for an individual or family plan
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.

Application Process

  • Applicants must address each of the Qualifications, Skills and Experience criteria outlined in the following questionnaire and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.
  • Meli reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date of this position, so please don’t delay in applying.

Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Jessica Alford, Team Leader Justice Programs, on 0493 683 602.

Meli is committed to providing a child safe environment. We have zero tolerance of any abuse or maltreatment of children.

Meli values and celebrates diversity and are working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+, culturally diverse people, those living with a disability, and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Recruitment team via email at [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm Friday 1 September 2023

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