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Company:
Life Without Barriers

Category:
Education & Childcare

Job Type:
Permanent Part Time

Location:
Gold Coast
Brisbane
Australia

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Youth Worker

Job Reference: 493010

This is not an entry level role: You will have prior experience working with Trauma based behaviours and have or be working towards full YW qualifications

  • Part-time positions | Working across Brisbane’s South East region
  • Competitive hourly rate and access to salary packaging | Starting rate $29.77
  • Hope & Healing bonus of $300 in recognition for completing all 10 modules prior to starting your first day
  • You will be required to work mainly sleep over night shifts with some days
  • Prior experience with Trauma based behaviours essential

About the Organisation 

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7000 employees working in more than 440 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.   

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 experience to apply.

  

About the Role

Working in line with the CARE model you will strive to enhance the lives of young people in a residential setting, foster Care & OOHC incorporating a therapeutic, trauma informed approach within the daily structure and purposeful programming.
  
Seeking experienced candidates that are willing to work across residential, foster Care & OOHC services that have experience working with children and young people that display complex and challenging behaviours as well as children with dual mental health and disability diagnosis.
  
Please note: our residential services in the Brisbane South East region (Logan to Gold Coast and in-between) run a 24/7 roster model and the successful candidates will be required to work weekends, sleepovers, and public holidays.

   
Key Responsibilities

  • Form and maintain professional, nurturing relationships with children and young people by building trust through visible interest and active engagement
  • Act as an appropriate adult role model, seeking to engage young people in purposeful activities aimed at developing life skills and self-worth
  • Support the involvement of family and where applicable, facilitate family visits/connection and the promotion of positive family relationships with children and young people, to suit individual needs
  • Promote and encourage positive relationships with peers and other persons significant to the child/young person
  • Assist the child/young person to participate as full as possible in making decisions about the activities undertaken 

 

Skills & Experience

  • Either hold and maintain; or be actively working towards a Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential Care) or a recognised relevant qualification. If working towards a recognised relevant qualification, the qualification must be attained by no later than 30 June 2020.
  • Valid unrestricted Australian drivers licence.
  • Reliable vehicle you are willing to use for transporting clients to and from appointments?
  • Valid Senior First Aid Certificate and CPR Certification.
  • Be willing to hold and maintain 3rd party insurance on the vehicle and ensure your vehicle is regularly serviced
  • Complete Hope and Healing Framework Foundations prior to starting

  
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).
      
Benefits

  • Rewarding role with extensive opportunities for professional development
  • Competitive hourly rate and access to salary packaging through Maxxia
  • Permanent part time position

 

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au  with "Youth Worker - SE QLD" in the title

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. Current application closing date is the 24th October 2019

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)

Closing Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019

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