Youth Worker (Vocational Specialist)

  • Fixed term until July 2023.
  • Part-time (60.8 hours per fortnight)
  • Remuneration SCHCADS level 5 dependent on qualifications and experience  + 10.5 % Employer superannuation
  • Rolling Recruitment - applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and interviews will be conducted as needed, so if the below is what you seek then don't delay and apply now!


About the position

To work as part as an integrated team within YSAS/headspace Frankston to provide vocational assistance to young people with mental illness up to the age of 25 within the Frankston region. The aim of this program is to improve educational and employment outcomes for young people with mental illness.

The IPS Program will help address the additional barriers to employment faced by this cohort. As such the vocational specialist will need to have advanced assessment and planning skills as well as draw on a range of interventions which will enhance the likelihood of vocational engagement for participants. The successful applicant will need to be able to contribute to the development of the program as well as participate in program evaluation activities. This role requires someone who is dynamic and can build the networks and relationships required to enhance vocational outcomes.


Your key responsibilities will include:

  1. Develop & monitor individual Vocational Plans for all IPS participants that set realistic goals and plan strategies, to overcome identified barriers to engagement in employment and/or education.
  2. Provide outreach services to participants to support engagement in employment activities.
  3. Work collaboratively with clinical team to determine care and service needs to assist with coordination of care/service needs as required.
  4. Deliver on the IPS Fidelity model and contribute to National program feedback.
  5. Participate in regular supervision with Team Leader.
  6. Ensure client records are up to date, accurate and meet organisational and legislations requirements.

For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION below.

Please note:

  1. YSAS is a safe workplace and requires staff to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus booster) or a valid medical exemption to prevent the spread of COVID-19. YSAS will request evidence in the pre-employment stage.
  2. Service delivery aspects of the role may be modified in order to comply with Victorian Government COVID-19 guidelines.
  3. As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History check and have a current Working with Children Check.
  4. You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position


Further Enquiries

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact  Sarah Lalley, Community Manager, on 0419 867 212 regarding Youth Worker (Outreach) – Recruitment Ref. 089_2022

  • YSAS is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.
  • YSAS has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation.
Vacancy Description - 2022 Aug Youth Vocational Specialist Worker for Indvidual Placement and Support (IPS) PD v3.pdf (499 kB)
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