Hermes - Youth Worker - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Justin Hermes

Sydney, NSW, Australia


Youth Worker


I am a Muruwarri man from the clans of the Culgoa, Darling, Barwon, Warrego and Paroo Rivers, these rivers are part of our (mayi) our land. My people live from Cunnamulla (South west Queensland) to the northern bank of the Barwon River Brewarrina NSW.

I have held a number of Aboriginal positions with in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. I am known with in my community both in Brewarrina as well as my l community where I live and work in Mt Druitt, Blacktown, and Penrith. I have lived and worked there for over 25 years.
I currently have a Diploma in Community Services, which I had completed 2012 whilst working in MYC. I have a certificate IV in Community Services Youth Work specific.
Currently Studying Diploma of Counseling
I have over 17years experience working with youth & Aboriginal people .
I have a current full NSW driver’s license
I have 8 years experience working with MYC (Marist Youth Care)

Work History

Aboriginal Assertive Outreach Officer Project 40

Wentworth Community Housing

Job Description Project 40 Aboriginal Assertive Outreach position is key to ensuring the effective operation of the service, and will administer the brokerage funding for the support packages, and the delivery of case support
Key attributes of a Project 40 Assertive Outreach Worker are highly-developed communication and negotiation skills, flexibility, integrity, ability to work under pressure, building knowledge and an understanding approach to social justice.
Criteria: Capacity to provide and coordinate case management and support, ability to relate to people experiencing chronic homelessness with high vulnerabilities, capacity to work as an effective team member as well as the ability to take initiative and work autonomously

Project officer (HAYS) Case Worker Residential services (MYC) Aboriginal Post

Marist Youth Care Hebersham Aboriginal Services

Job Title Project officer (HAYS) Case Worker Residential services (MYC) Aboriginal Post Release Support Officer (PRSP) acting coordinator (HAYS)
Job Description Support Young people who reside in the refuge and provide, Case Management, Case work, Living Skills, Accommodation, Family Restoration, Supervision of staff, Transport, report writing etc. . All aspects of welfare system.

Construction worker

Job Title: Construction worker
Job Description: Erect concrete wall from ground up to form apartments

Youth Worker Jabiah Bail support Program/Coordinator Jabiah Independent Living Program

Job Description Youth worker: Carry out daily routine and procedures to youth under bail conditions in bail house.
Coordinator: Implement a pilot program for juvenile Justice Clients to move into Independent Accommodation programme. Monitor all aspects of transition, ongoing support in maintaining accommodation and staying out of the Juvenile Justice system and becoming productive members of the community.

ASO (Australian Services Officer) LSO (Local Support Officer)


Job Description Perform all functions working in the (Pensions) section of Centrelink in the Australian public service (Process all claims relating to pensions, Work closely with the general public relating to Pension claims, making phone calls to client regarding Centrelink benefits.
LSO Worked with in Centrelink as a computer programmer, technical support officer fixing staff computers, while also running the administrative elements of the local Mt Druitt office
Highly-developed communication
Negotiation skills
Team Cohesion
Interactive listening
Innovative problem solving
Motivating people
Decision Making
Team building
Encouraging Innovation
Conflict Resolution
Ability to work under pressure,
Building knowledge and an understanding approach to social justice.
A Capacity to provide and coordinate case management and support
Relate to people experiencing high vulnerabilities,
Capacity to work as an effective team member
Take initiative & to work autonomously
Work under pressure
Defusing and debriefing where needed
Intermediate computer skills
Effective problem solving ability
Case work,
Living Skills,
Family Restoration
Supervision Skills
Report writing
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
Liaison with services with in the welfare system
Good sound knowledge of Community issue's

I also sit on the panel for the youth justice committee and am involved in circle sentencing as a senior Aboriginal man in the Mt Druitt community.

Qualifications & Certifications

Patrician Brothers Blacktown



Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

Marist Youth Care

Uniting Care Burnside

Public Administration

Australian Public Service

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