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Job Information

Company:
Life Without Barriers

Category:
Education & Childcare

Job Type:
Casual

Location:

Australia

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Youth Worker. Casual - Cairns

Job Reference: 492990

Youth Workers provide direct care and mentoring of children and/or young people with complex behaviours in a residential setting. Casual positions.

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 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 to apply.


    
About the Role

Guided by the six principles of the CARE model, the Youth Worker provides direct care and mentoring of children and/or young people with a wide range of responsibility for specialised program activities, child/young person development and supervision, and promotion of a safe environment. Activities may take place in community settings or in the child or young person’s home.

Because of the life experiences and trauma histories that the children and young people in our care bring, this role must not only provide adequate safety and supervision, but must be actively engaged in building positive relationships and solving problems as part of a team. LWB people in this role must offer energy, safety and commitment in their work with our children and young people through genuine, caring and sensitive engagement.

Please note: Our Child, Youth & Family Program in Cairns runs a 24/7 roster model which including sleepovers, weekend and public holiday shift requirements.


    
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  

    • You must have obtained or be willing to work towards your Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (or similar) and commit to completing this no later than 30 June 2020. We will support you with this.
    • Valid unrestricted Australian drivers licence - Essential 
    • Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certification or willing to obtain one at your own cost - Essential
    • Complete Hope and Healing Framework Foundations Training prior to commencing unsupervised, direct work with children and young people.

  
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
    • Ongoing career opportunities
    • Hope & Healing bonus of $300 in recognition for completing all 10 modules prior to starting your first day

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 "Youth Worker Cairns"

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 midnight on Sunday 20 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: Sun, 17 Nov 2019

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