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Do you want to work in one of Australia’s most innovative youth services?
Are you passionate about social justice?
Are you keen to join a growing organisation?
Do you enjoy flexible working arrangements?
If yes, then this may just be the team for you!

About the Role

We have a number of exciting new opportunities in our specialist AOD Youth Outreach Team! Our team is growing as we have been contracted to extend our highly successful service into North Western and North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. These roles deliver flexible and assertive outreach AOD support to young people. We are looking for people with passion and drive to work in emerging communities to create high quality referral pathways and outcomes for young people and their families.

We have 3 exciting new AOD positions available working across the Youth Projects footprint:

  • 1 x Senior Youth AOD Outreach Worker
  • 2 x Youth AOD Outreach Worker

We have full time and part time opportunities and promote the need for a great work life balance. We are able to consider all hours requirements, so please do not hesitate to find  out if this is right for you, get in touch with our excellent leadership team to discuss the opportunities.

We are open to candidates from a variety of backgrounds and qualifications.

What we offer

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where people can develop to be their very best. You will be supported by a team of amazing and talented leaders that want to see you succeed. Your success is our success!

Youth Projects have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, Employee Assistance Program, training and professional development opportunities.

How to apply

Please email applications to and include your resume and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the position description.

The position description for the Senior Youth AOD Outreach Worker can be found here.
The position description for the Youth AOD Outreach Worker can be found here.

Application Close: Sunday 12 August 2018

Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected.

For further information, please contact Richie Goonan on (03) 9945 2133.

About Youth Projects

Located in the growing and vibrant Northern region of Melbourne, Youth Projects, provides front line support to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues, and young people looking to reengage with learning and employment. We are an Australian-based independent, registered charity. We are a dedicated and energetic multi-disciplinary team comprised of GPs, nurses, mental health & AOD specialists, welfare workers and complimentary therapist’s. We recognising the complex and varying needs of our clients and offer a holistic model of care. We also provide pathways into our award winning employment, education and social enterprise programs.

Our mission is to provide life changing, wrap around support. Our connected model of support is rare in the community sector. We have always offered a holistic approach that combines multiple services in one place. Often people who are homeless don’t get all the help they need and frequently miss out on access to key needs like health or education, mental health support or help with drug problems, That’s why our model of help makes the most impact by tackling the hardest problems for people lost in the service system. We are a non-judgemental service with a strong focus on respect, client centred care and harm prevention.

Our commitment to diversity

Youth Projects values diversity and we promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions and encourage applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and indigenous candidates.

Child-safe organisation

Youth Projects has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.