Youth Worker – Casual and Perm roles available – Humanitarian Minor Program Marist180


The Position

Marist180’s Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors (UHM) program supports children and young people who have travelled to Australia without parents or family support under the Australian Government’s Humanitarian Program. Our approach adapts and refines our Out of Home Care model to provide a safe home environment, while at the same time, meeting the unique developmental, cultural and care needs of young people aged 4-18 who have arrived as refugees from countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Iran. Our multi-lingual, multi-faith team applies a therapeutic approach to care connecting each young person with their culture and religion while also encouraging them to engage with their new Australian home. We are looking for Youth Worker/Carers who want to empower the lives of young people in their community. 

On your first day you will be supported with a thorough induction so you can do your job.

As a Youth Worker, you are expected to:

  • Provide day to day supervision, and support to young people
  • Work autonomously and contribute to an effective team and safe living environment
  • Maintain communication and positive relationships with the young people in care
  • Work within the Therapeutic Framework in the daily lives of Current Young Person towards improving permanency pathway.
  • Implement and monitor individual plans
  • Complete progress records as per Marist180 procedures, including producing accurate and timely reports, reading communications, entering timesheets, updating financial records

As Marist180 employees, you are required to have:

  • Cert IV in Youth Work, Community Services or similar; or relevant experience if studying
  • Minimum 1 year experience working hands on with young people in a residential setting
  • The ability to engage clients positively while maintaining own boundaries
  • Current and valid First Aid and CPR certification
  • Ability to work various shifts including morning, afternoon, evening, weekend, and sleepover shifts
  • NSW Working with Children Check for a paid employee
  • Current Driver’s Licence

Benefits as Marist180 Employees

  • Great salary packaging options to increase your take home pay
  • 5 weeks annual leave for permanent employees
  • Opportunity to make a difference in your community
  • Ongoing training, support, supervision, and career advancement opportunities
  • Sonder wellbeing and safety 24/7 on demand support for you and your family

More about Marist180

Marist180 ( [link removed]) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to creating positive change for vulnerable young people and their families.  We believe that when individuals feel connected to a supportive community and have access to education, accommodation, and employment they can achieve their goals.

Additional Information

Successful applicants will be subject to background checks including a National Criminal History Check and a verification of your Working with Children’s Check.

Marist180 is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture across the agency.  We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people who met the requirements of the position.  Marist180 recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and clients within our programs. Marist180 expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so. This is also a pre-condition to ongoing employment.

How to apply:

Click “Apply Now” to submit your online application, please ensure you attach a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria. If you require any adjustments during the recruitment process due to any form of disability, please specify in your application.


Job Salary

Attractive base + salary packaging + super

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