Youth Health Worker Western Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Art Therapist Level 1 / 2, Counsellor Level 1 / 2, Dietitian Level 1 / 2, Diversional Therapist Level 1 / 2, Exercise Physiologist Level 1 / 2, Health Education Officer Graduate / Non Graduate, Music Therapist Level 1 / 2, Occupational Therapist Level 1 / 2,  Physiotherapist Level 1 / 2, Play Therapist Level 1 / 2, Social Worker Level 1 / 2, Welfare Officer Level 1 / 2
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38 (Job Share may be considered for part time hours)
Requisition ID: REQ425150
Location: High Street Youth Health Service Parramatta



Where you’ll be working

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of ‘better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond’ and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.



What you’ll be doing

The Youth Health Worker works within a multidisciplinary team and provides services for young people aged 12- 24 years and their significant others. WSLHD Youth Health services prioritise marginalised, homeless and at risk young people aged 12- 24 years. This position will facilitate engagement by providing services that are relevant and responsive to the health needs of the target group. This involves the provision of information, assertive case management, support, group work, health education, brief intervention and referral to appropriate services both internal and external to WSLHD Youth Health.

The youth health worker provides clients with a consistent staff member who can actively facilitate and coordinate service access and care navigation within a primary health care (PHC) framework.


People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.


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Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.







Essential Criteria

Qualification: Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline

Selection Criteria

  1. Qualifications and/or experience in a relevant field. And Valid NSW drivers licence.
  2. Experience working with and understanding of the issues affecting marginalised young people’s access to health services.
  3. Demonstrated experience in planning, delivering and evaluating health promotion activities and/or community development projects.
  4. Knowledge of the health issues that impact on marginalised and at risk young people aged 12- 24 yrs.
  5. Excellent communication and networking skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  7. Excellent computer skills with experience in a range of Microsoft applications.
  8. Demonstrated ability to engage with marginalised and at risk young people both individually and in a group setting.

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For role related queries or questions contact Andrew Fraser on [email protected]

Applications Close: 29th August 2023



Western Sydney Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time