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Social Futures is a voice for social change in regional Australia, helping to create connected, resilient communities. With more than 40 years’ industry experience, we are a community service leader, striving to create change through our work across homelessness and housing supports, youth and family services, sector advocacy and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability. Social Futures currently serves more than 80% of regional New South Wales.We welcome applicants from all walks of life to our diverse and inclusive workplacePurpose of the PositionThe position requires a clinically confident practitioner, who is able to work autonomously as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The purpose of the position is to assist in the day to day engagement of young people and their families in accessing headspace services within surrounding communities such as Murwillumbah.The incumbent will be required to effectively engage, screen and provide timely assessments and arrange and facilitate appropriate referral pathways. The position also requires where applicable the provision of brief therapeutic intervention in arrangement with manager.The YAC will required to be skilled in engaging with young people and assessing a young persons’ needs, including complex risk assessments and the ability to action plan to mitigate any identified risk.As one of the first contact points for young people accessing headspace services, the YAC will need to build a positive rapport with a wide range of young people, as well as their family and friends.This position will hold Community Engagement responsibilities and will require to independently develop strong professional relationships with services and other organisations within the local areas of Murwillumbah and surrounding areas. The position requires a proactive, friendly and motivated practitioner with strong engagement and communication skills across a range of different settings.Social Futures is a community, not-for-profit organisation that works to achieve social justice in regional Australia by supporting collaboration, encouraging action and helping people to take control and live well.We work with individuals and families, our communities and other services to create: positive change in people’s lives; thriving communities where diversity is valued, people have capacity to support each other and respond to issues that matter; and collaboration and evidence-based practice across agencies that maximises our collective ability to create social change.Applications close 4pm Tuesday 30 July, 2019.To access a position description, address the selection criteria and apply online, please visit our website:https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/job-details/query/7681053Or click the green "APPLY" button below if you have followed the online application link:For further information, please contact: Michele Laurie 0427 379 105Position Description Australia - NSW Lismore & Far North Coast

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