Youth Worker Specialised Assistance School for Youth


About Specialised Assistance School for Youth (SASY)

SASY’s vision is to engage with vulnerable and disengaged who have complex needs, to reignite their interest in education through holistic learning practices that focus on wellbeing.

Established in 2016, SASY caters for students in Years 8-12 whose needs are better met by learning structures that may not be available in all mainstream schools. As a non-government school, SASY follows the national curriculum and SACE. 

We are a growing independent secondary school with a key focus on trauma informed practices and wellbeing as fundamental principles in working with vulnerable and disengaged youth.

About the role 

The purpose of this role is to provide support services to students including advocacy, wellbeing supports and referrals. The role provides support to individualised and personalised Research Projects and Personal Learning Plans and contributes to wellbeing programs. This is a permanent position and we are looking to hire the successful candidate in term 4 2023.

Skills and experience 

To suit the role at SASY you will: 

  • Understand the impact of trauma on brain development and learning. 
  • Demonstrate compassion, patience and innovation to inspire students to achieve important learning and personal milestones.
  • Be an effective case manager. 
  • Be able to build strong relationships with students, staff, parents and members of the broader school community.  
  • Have experience facilitating programs with vulnerable young people. 
  • Be flexible and creative when responding to young people. 
  • Have experience working collaboratively within a multi-discipline team. 
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic, supportive, and fun environment. 

Previous experience is advantageous. 

In addition, you will need: 

Current Working with Children check 

RRHAN-EC Masterclass Certificate

Current First Aid certificate 

Cert IV Youth Work

Applications close: Friday 15th September 2023

For more information or the position description email Jenny Livingstone at  [email protected]



Specialised Assistance School for Youth

Job Salary

Full time