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Youth Housing Specialist


Full time Outreach support role

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Work within a dynamic team

We are currently seeking an experienced Youth Housing Specialist to provide outreach support to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, between the ages of 15 - 25yrs.

The Role

The Youth Housing Support Service (YHSS) provides outreach support within a case management framework to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, between the ages of 15 - 25yrs. The role provides support to young people to obtain or sustain appropriate accommodation using a strength’s based case management model, information, advocacy & referral. This role assists young people to address the barriers which create and perpetuate homelessness, it requires a person centred approach, an understanding of the issues related to homelessness and effective time management and administration skills. You will be required to work with minimal supervision as an outreach worker, as well as working effectively within a small team. The service operates across the ACT.

What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option and professional development in a family friendly environment.

About us

CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Solidarity, Stewardship, Respect and Excellence.

Selection Criteria

The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications.
  • Experience in working with complex young people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the key issues young people who are homelessness or at risk of homelessness are facing.
To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:
  • a current driver’s license, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card.
You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check. To apply you must:
  • Attach an updated resume
  • Attach a covering letter
  • Address each area in the selection criteria (no more than 3 pages).
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered. Previous applicants need not apply.

Please download the selection criteria:Youth Housing Support Service Position Description

Please send your applications to Leanne Luff, Administration Assistant:


Phone: 02 6163 7600

Closing Date: 9th October, 2020

*Please note shortlisting and interviews will be ideally undertaken within two weeks of the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds