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The Sydney Young Parents Program helps young parents aged 15-25 years who are at risk of homelessness, to develop the skills and confidence they need to create a supportive, nurturing environment so their family can thrive.
SYYP Case Managers use a client centered, trauma Informed, strengths based approach to provide professional individual support and case management in a safe and supportive environment to young parents and their children, access to parenting programs tailored for young parents and opportunity to meet other young parents in a weekly playgroup. Service delivery Is predominantly outreach based Including home visiting and In community.
The SYYP program is delivered in partnerships with Launchpad Youth Community Inc and YWCA and is funded under Specialist Homelessness Services.


  • Provide case management and parenting support to young parents and their families
  • Facilitate referrals on behalf of families in line with service participant needs and identified goals
  • Ensure client files, data and outcomes are recorded appropriately via relevant platforms and
  • Develop, plan and deliver a supported playgroup specifically targeted to young parents
  • Participate in consortium meetings, create opportunities for collaboration and demonstrate
    genuine partnership

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree level qualifications In social work, psychology, counselling or other relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in case management practice including the ability to complete intake and assessment, case planning, case review and making evidence Informed recommendations on service response
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a trauma-informed, strengths based and client centred framework with families presenting with complex needs
  • Prior experience working with Aboriginal and Culturally diverse families and demonstrated ability to provide culturally competent and inclusive practice
  • Demonstrated understanding of child safeguarding practices including mandatory reporting
  • Excellent communication skills including interpersonal, written, oral
  • Full driver’s license
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)

Position Description

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Salary Packaging

Development & Learning Opportunities

Paid Parental Leave

Paid Study Leave

Long Service Leave

Flexible Working Arrangements

How to Apply

To apply please review the hyperlinked position description and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.