Pathways Coordinator

Last updated 6 minutes ago
Location:Sydney
Job Type:Full Time

  • Are you passionate about celebrating young people for their strengths and interests?
  • Do you believe in equipping young people with the pathways they need to create the future they want, on their terms?
  • Do you want to be a part of a team that will bring a highly-regarded, evidence-based program to NSW?

Opening in early 2021, Foyer Central located in the heart of Sydney will offer an innovative one of a kind living space for young people with a lived experience of out of home care.

Cemented in the Advantaged Thinking Framework, Foyer Central will provide an opportunity for young people with a care history to live independently and promote a connected, vibrant and creative community to be proud of.

We firmly believe that like their peers, young people with a lived experience of care deserve a stable home with consistent support and mentorship as they transition to adulthood.

About the role

  • As the Pathways Coordinator you will form an integral part of the Senior Leadership team and play an essential role in connecting young people to the services and opportunities they need to excel.
  • You will coordinate the referral, assessment and entry process as well as managing post program support.
  • In this full-time position you will respond to enquiries and referrals from external agencies and complete intake process in line with agreed policy, criteria and guidelines.
  • You will need to build and maintain networks with key local services particularly homelessness agencies and services that provide specialist support for young people.
  • You will need to work collaboratively with our service delivery partners; St George Community Housing and Department of Community Justice, to deliver outcomes.

Foyer Central is a cornerstone of Uniting’s bold new social impact investment program that demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing innovative and evidence-based programs.

Further to this we offer:

  • Contribute directly to creating and establishing the first of these services in Sydney.
  • Play a key operational role as you lead the team, develop partnerships and work as part of the leadership team.
  • Offering ongoing training and mentoring so you can continue to improve and learn new skills.
  • NFP salary packaging and accessible employee assistance program to support your wellbeing.

About you:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Sciences and/or demonstrated relevant work experience with young people.
  • Passion for working with young people and a sound knowledge of the barriers they face leaving the care system.
  • Ability to initiate and develop positive connections with relevant agencies, programs and services in the local community.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence, WWCC and Police Check with the ability to work flexible hours.
  • A working knowledge of the Advantaged Thinking Framework is not required but would be viewed favourably.

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.