We are an essential service that will remain operational throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are proactively recruiting to meet the needs of our clients during this time.

Mental Health Youth Worker

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Employment type: Part Time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Child, Youth & Family, Mental Health

Too many young Australians will experience a mental health illness at some point in their life. You can make a meaningful difference to the Australian community by joining the Life Without Barriers team. Our mental health teams provide client-led, recovery-orientated mental health support, creating positive change in such a vital industry.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people, and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.  

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced Youth Worker to join our Hobart Mental Health team on a permanent, part time basis.  The purpose of the Mental Health Youth Worker is to provide direct assistance and support to clients of the youth mental health service to enable them to achieve their goals as established by their care plan. As the only Youth Worker working alongside a team of mental health clinicians, you will assist the mental health team with the day to day client support, administration, quality assurance and growth of the program.  If you are looking for a direct youth support position that will offer you autonomy and you can work with confidence and agility, then we'd love to hear from you.  Prior experience working in a mental health setting in the capacity of a Youth Worker would be very desirable

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide high level direct psychosocial support to young people, in collaboration with families, in the Youth Mental Health Service, using evidence based frameworks of practice.
  • Support clients to develop goals and life skills and achieve developmental and personal goals.
  • Facilitate opportunities for client growth by creating a safe learning environment and providing appropriate resources.
  • Support and implement care plans as agreed with key mental health worker and young person.
  • Enhance care plan outcomes through 1-1 psycho-social support using evidence based frameworks of practice.
  • Work collaboratively within the Mental Health Services program with an outcome focus.
  • Contribute to the development of care plans and ensure that service delivery is targeted, planned and outcome focused.

Skills & Experience

  • Cert IV in Community Services, Youth Work or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience providing high level 1-1 mentoring and other support to young people experiencing mental health issues and/or complex challenges.
  • Knowledge and understanding of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Excellent ability to demonstrate professional boundaries and values of empathy, dignity, respect, inclusion, non-judgement, empowerment, confidentiality and strengths based practice.
  • Ability to think creatively, be self-reflective and use initiative to work individually and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work in an outreach capacity and network across government and community sectors.
  • Excellent written and computer skills for accurate documentation of plans, case notes and reports.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and hold Tasmanian Working With Vulnerable People Registration.  A current drivers licence and first aid are also required. 


  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits, flexible & remote working arrangements
  • A truly supportive, values-driven team, providing excellent development and support opportunities

How To Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. Interested applicants are encouraged to make contact to discuss the role further by emailing mentalhealthtas@lwb.org.au with the subject line "Mental Health Youth Worker".

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 5th December.

Please note: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations may be required for this position, in accordance with relevant Public Health Orders across all States and Territories. In these circumstances, evidence of vaccination will be required prior to an offer of employment.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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