The role of Social Worker, HYAP (Homeless Youth Assistance Program) in the New England area is to provide support to the Specialist Homelessness Services and youth work sector in working to prevent and reduce youth homelessness.
The Social Worker will also provide intensive therapeutic support for children aged 12-15 and their families to prevent children from becoming homeless or entering the Out of Home Care System. The Social Worker will work to support young people’s living situations, improve levels of engagement with family, education and their local community. The Social Worker will provide counselling, mediation, group work and practical support to whole families to help break the cycle of homelessness.
The Youth Homelessness Social worker will also be responsible for working with other services supporting young people to encourage them to reflect on their implementation of Strengths Based and Trauma Informed Care principles. In addition to supporting services to use innovative or evidence based models of care to ensure that family restoration can occur.