Current Vacancies

Youth Outreach Worker x 3 Positions

Proudly serving Australians since 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) provides emergency aero medical and health services for people in rural and remote Australia. In Victoria, the RFDS works in partnership with a number of community health organisations across the State to improve the health and well-being of our rural and regional communities. We believe in creating opportunities so all Victorians have the choice to access essential primary health care services.An opportunity for either part time or full time can be considered, 0.6FTE to Full Time, this position is a fixed term role until 30/06/2022 with the possibility of extension, based in East Gippsland.RFDS Victoria are looking for Youth Outreach workers to join their new CARE program. The RFDS Victoria CARE program is a new non-clinical outreach program designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of bushfire-affected communities in East Gippsland.The Youth Outreach Worker will provide low intensity mental health & wellbeing services to young people (aged 12-25 years) impacted by bushfire in East Gippsland. The Youth Outreach Worker will link clients to appropriate primary care and community services and community networks as required. Community engagement will be essential to build trust and rapport and engage young people in community.This role involves regular travel across the delivery catchment area to facilitate service delivery.Primary duties and responsibilities:Provide wellbeing support engagements to young people that may include psychosocial support, psychoeducation, debriefing, case management, risk management and escalation.Provide follow up engagement and wellbeing supportProvide young people with a range of information and support to meet their individual needs and goalsProactively engage with local communities and key stakeholders to build trust and rapport and to promote service access pathwaysDevelop community knowledge of relevant services and enable seamless referrals and handoverRefer within the established stepped care framework for the regionMaintain confidentiality and security of identifying personal informationTravel to isolated communities in your designated catchmentParticipate in all supervision to  ensure commitment to continuous learning and improvementActively participate in evaluation of the service and other quality activities as directedWork within clinical governance framework and be proactive in risk identification, management and escalationActively promote a positive public image of RFDS Victoria and its partners among our volunteers, health care practitioners and collaborators at public events as requiredKey Selection Criteria Essential:Qualifications in one of the following*:Youth work (tertiary or Cert IV)Social workMental health (tertiary or Cert IV)Education*Other health and community related qualifications may be considered if significant work experience is also presentStrong understanding of East Gippsland and local recovery needsDemonstrated experience in conducting youth engagement activitiesPossess excellent interpersonal communication skillsDemonstrated capacity to quickly learn and following detailed proceduresAbility to work autonomously and as part of a teamCurrent Working with Children CheckSatisfactory National Police CheckHold a current Victorian Drivers LicenseDesirable:Experience (either work or lived experience) providing mental health supportA reliable car for travel (all travel costs reimbursedThis is a rare opportunity to work for an iconic Australian organisation that promotes a supportive and inclusive working culture. If this sounds like the role for you please provide your CV and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria above (no more than 2 pages) by COB Tuesday July 26th 2021. Please note that due to the large volume of applications received RFDS will only be contacting those shortlisted for interviews. We reserve the right to close this ad prior to the advertised date if the right candidate is found. RFDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  65000 AUD Moonee Ponds 3039

Youth Outreach Worker x 3 Positions

Proudly serving Australians since 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) provides emergency aero medical and health services for people in rural and remote Australia. In Victoria, the RFDS works in partnership with a number of community health organisations across the State to improve the health and well-being of our rural and regional communities. We believe in creating opportunities so all Victorians have the choice to access essential primary health care services.

An opportunity for either part time or full time can be considered, 0.6FTE to Full Time, this position is a fixed term role until 30/06/2022 with the possibility of extension, based in East Gippsland.

RFDS Victoria are looking for Youth Outreach workers to join their new CARE program. The RFDS Victoria CARE program is a new non-clinical outreach program designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of bushfire-affected communities in East Gippsland.

The Youth Outreach Worker will provide low intensity mental health & wellbeing services to young people (aged 12-25 years) impacted by bushfire in East Gippsland. The Youth Outreach Worker will link clients to appropriate primary care and community services and community networks as required. Community engagement will be essential to build trust and rapport and engage young people in community.

This role involves regular travel across the delivery catchment area to facilitate service delivery.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide wellbeing support engagements to young people that may include psychosocial support, psychoeducation, debriefing, case management, risk management and escalation.
  • Provide follow up engagement and wellbeing support
  • Provide young people with a range of information and support to meet their individual needs and goals
  • Proactively engage with local communities and key stakeholders to build trust and rapport and to promote service access pathways
  • Develop community knowledge of relevant services and enable seamless referrals and handover
  • Refer within the established stepped care framework for the region
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of identifying personal information
  • Travel to isolated communities in your designated catchment
  • Participate in all supervision to  ensure commitment to continuous learning and improvement
  • Actively participate in evaluation of the service and other quality activities as directed
  • Work within clinical governance framework and be proactive in risk identification, management and escalation
  • Actively promote a positive public image of RFDS Victoria and its partners among our volunteers, health care practitioners and collaborators at public events as required

Key Selection Criteria

Essential:

Qualifications in one of the following*:

  • Youth work (tertiary or Cert IV)
  • Social work
  • Mental health (tertiary or Cert IV)
  • Education

*Other health and community related qualifications may be considered if significant work experience is also present

  • Strong understanding of East Gippsland and local recovery needs
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting youth engagement activities
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to quickly learn and following detailed procedures
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Satisfactory National Police Check
  • Hold a current Victorian Drivers License

Desirable:

  • Experience (either work or lived experience) providing mental health support
  • A reliable car for travel (all travel costs reimbursed

This is a rare opportunity to work for an iconic Australian organisation that promotes a supportive and inclusive working culture. If this sounds like the role for you please provide your CV and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria above (no more than 2 pages) by COB Tuesday July 26th 2021. 

Please note that due to the large volume of applications received RFDS will only be contacting those shortlisted for interviews. We reserve the right to close this ad prior to the advertised date if the right candidate is found. 

RFDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.