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Residential Youth Workers - Bendigo Region

Anglicare Victoria

Residential Service at AV

AV is one of the state’s largest providers of Out of Home Care Services and provides care of hundreds of Young People in Residential Care every year.

There are shifts that involve day time work as well as specific positions for those interested in working active night duty only. Workers are guaranteed stability and structure to hours and rostered work as well as the opportunity to take up to 5 weeks of paid leave every year and also the opportunity to pick up additional shifts as well.

Working in our Residential Services program is a perfect spring board for future positions with Anglicare making it a great place to either start your career in the industry, or join an organisation that presents its staff with excellent ongoing career opportunities.   

The Role

Residential Youth workers at AV work in large teams to support young people in care. This is a tremendously varied role which can involve everything you might expect when looking after young people, from creating a stable, nurturing and above all, safe home environment, to supporting young people who, as a result of significant past trauma, may have challenges with expressing emotion and dealing with the challenges of day to day life.

All of this work takes place as part of large team, supported by colleagues, team leaders, an extensive support structure at AV and with all of the tools, skills and additional training that might be required.

We have permanent and casual opportunities available. Opportunities include part time (up to 70 hours per fortnight) and active nights.

About you

  • Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention or similar (top up training may be required)
  • Experience working with Young People who have experienced significant trauma
  • An understanding of how trauma can affect the development of young people
  • Solid understanding of the Child Protection and Welfare system in Victoria 
  • Excellent written, verbal and collaborative communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a busy and dynamic program
  • An empathy with AV’s Values and Mission to do better for Children, Young People and Families
  • Employees of AV must also meet any relevant requirements under Victorian Public Health Orders

 Working with AV

In joining AV, you will be part of a positive work culture with access to internal and external professional development and training, paid study leave, ongoing career opportunities as part of one of the state’s largest providers of Child Youth and Family Services, as well as flexible working arrangements and day to day support. 

We are committed to supporting the health, wellbeing and resilience of our staff. You will have access to a range of free wellbeing activities including yoga and meditation, discounted health insurance and access to our free Employee Assistance Program and wellbeing leave.   

For the full requirements please read the Position Description here: Download File Position Description - Residential Youth Worker - Bendigo - January 2022.docx

How to Apply

Click Apply Now below and submit your resume and if possible, a cover letter and KSC document to support your application.

To learn more about the role please call Sebastian McMahon on 0499 590 229

Applications will be will be assessed on an ongoing basis. If we identify suitable applicants prior to the posted closing date of the advert we may close the position sooner so get in touch early.

We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability

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