- Job posted on: 29th Jul 2021
- Applications close:
For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.
Berry Street's Residential Care Program provides accommodation, a high standard of physical & emotional care and support to children and young people aged from 10 years old up to 17 years old in a Residential care setting. These children and young people have been placed under Child Protection orders and are referred to Berry Street because other Out of Home Care placement opportunities have not been viable.
The role is richly rewarding, but as is the case with such jobs, presents with its own challenges too. Working therapeutically with children and young people means supporting them to be their best selves, helping them learn, grow and develop with autonomy to make positive choices for their future.
As we work a 24/7 roster, there are a variety of day shifts available (generally between 7am to 11pm) and overnight shifts (11pm to 7pm).
As a Residential Care Worker, every day will be different. You will be someone that enjoys and thrives in variety.
Additionally you will have:
A minimum Cert IV in Children, Youth & Family Intervention is preferred however as an RTO, Berry Street delivers this qualification and will invest in you if you do not have a relevant qualification.
Completion of (or willingness to complete) mandatory up-skilling units as required by Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. Berry Street also provides this in-house.
If you cannot meet the above dates, please do not apply as attendance in person is mandatory.
Click Apply Now and include a current Resume along with your application. You must respond to all the screening questions.
Talent queries to Fiona Herbu – Talent Acquisition Partner on 03 9429 9266.
Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.
Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.
Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse.