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Centacare is a social welfare agency committed to providing support to people in need within the communities it serves. Centacare delivers a range of programs and services to families and individuals throughout Western Victoria.  


To work for us you must have a passion for people and the environment, and a belief in social justice. 




Youth Support Worker

Part Time (0.8EFT) – 12 Month Contract

Ballarat Central Office

We are currently seeking a Youth Support Worker in our Ballarat Central Office. This position works as part of an integrated team to provide individually targeted supports to young people who have come into contact with the justice system, with the aim of educating and skilling to avoid further progression into criminal activities.
The Youth Support Worker will be working within the Youth Justice Group Conferencing Program, aiming to divert young people from further reoffending using restorative justice principles, whilst also working within the Youth Diversion Pilot Program. This involves completing assessments at Children’s Court to provide a diversion option to young people that is tailored to individual need and the requirements of the Court, and to deliver the diversion. 
To be successful in this role you will possess:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Youth Work, Welfare, Social Work, Restorative Justice, Mediation or relevant discipline
  • A sound knowledge of youth and the causes of youth offending and understanding of the justice system, relevant legislation and processes. 
  • Experience in delivering service responses and interventions that promote a reduction in offending by young people
  • Experience in the maintenance of client records and  program data entry 
  • A strong passion for working with young people 
Please forward your cover letter, resume and response to the key skills and experience to: humanresources@centacareballarat.org.au by COB Monday 10th August 2015.  Any further enquires can be made to Heather Mather, Manager Youth, Family and Justice Services, on 0407 565 183.
Frequently asked questions

Centacare’s superannuation default fund is Catholic Super.

Police Clearance
Centacare requires all employees to successfully gain their Police clearance. This can be obtained during the first months of employment.
Link to National Police Record Check – Click here
Working With Children Check
Centacare requires all employees to successfully gain their Working with Children clearance. This can be obtained during the first months of employment with Centacare.
Link to Working with Children Check - Click Here
Conditions of Employment
Flexible working arrangements
Generous personal leave allowance
Extra leave allowances
Employee Assistance Program
Study Assistance
Paid Maternity leave
Paid Paternity leave
            …..and much, much more
Helpful Hints for prospective Employees:
Assess your suitability for the role by considering the role description and selection criteria.
Preview Centacare’s website.
Consider the mission and values of Centacare and determine if these can be your mission and values.
Centacare may have a number of requirements around the initial application depending upon the role, these will be outlined in the advertisement for the role and may include:
Statement against each of the selection criteria


Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Inc. ARBN: 141 905 820 Registered Office: Victoria

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