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Therapeutic Support Workers - Junction Australia - Mount Barker

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  • Do you have or are you studying a Certificate IV in Youth Work or Youth & Family Interventions
  • Multiple full-time and part-time opportunities across a range of locations in a stable organisation
  • $40.68 - $43.63 PLUS super, salary sacrificing, generous leave and access to product discounts!

About Junction Australia

We are a growing and innovative social enterprise supporting around 10,000 South Australians each year through housing and community services. Together, we are committed to effecting long-term positive change for those we work with and the communities that we work in.

About the Opportunity

Junction Australia is looking to welcome Therapeutic Support Workers to their northern, southern and Mt Barker houses across multiple contracts. You will be primarily responsible for focusing on children and young people within the houses with a view to improving their confidence and self-esteem through the promotion of positive attitudes and lifestyle choices. It is important to note that this role will require regular travel during work hours, however you will be provided with a company car for this travel.

Some of your daily duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Providing a safe and secure environment for children and young people to develop living skills;
  • Facilitating client participation in a range of educational and recreational activities to enhance their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development;
  • Producing accurate case notes, interaction records, log entries, Client Incident Reports, and plans;
  • Working closely with clients while also interacting with government and non-government agencies;
  • Maintaining the property in a clean and hygienic manner; and
  • Planning and preparing meals for children and young people in line with healthy food choices and safe food-handling requirements.

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About You

The ideal candidate will have or will be completing a Certificate IV in Youth Work or Child, Youth and Family intervention (or equivalent) in conjunction with demonstrated previous experience in responding to trauma related behaviours. Please note that a Certificate IV in Youth Work or Child, Youth and Family intervention must be completed within the first 12 months of employment. Applications from candidates who are degree or tertiary qualified in (or undertaking) Social Work or Psychology will also be highly regarded.

You will also have sound interpersonal communication skills, allowing you to effectively engage and establish rapport with clients, staff and external agencies. It is also imperative that you possess the ability to work across a 24/7 roster and undertake passive (sleepover) and active night shifts. You will also be expected to participate in the on-call roster.

Please note: You will require a Working With Children Check (WWCC), First Aid Certificate, Safe Environment Certificate and a current Australian Driver's Licence. It is also a requirement to undertake a psychological assessment as part of the recruitment process.

About the Benefits

When working for Junction Australia you will enjoy a supportive and flexible work environment with a strong focus on staff well-being, flexible work/life balance and fantastic professional development opportunities!

For your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with an attractive hourly rate circa $40.68 - $43.63 PLUS super, generous salary sacrificing and a "You are amazing day", an extra day of leave to spend however you desire.

You will also receive;

  • 5 weeks annual leave;
  • Paid parental leave; and
  • Access to wholesale prices on selected products at Harvey Norman!

Junction is an equal opportunity employer that embraces a culture of diversity. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexual identity, age and ethnic background. Junction is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child and family abuse.

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