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Therapeutic Youth Worker - Intensive Therapeutic Care - Lithgow

Lifestyle Solutions
  • Casual Vacancies/Lithgow Location
  • Paid Induction and Full Training - ongoing training and career development
  • Supportive team

Own It – How we get the job done

Our Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) Central West Team are seeking passionate, dedicated, resilient and reliable Therapeutic Youth Workers to empower our Young People & Families to achieve what’s important to them through quality care, planning and safety delivered outcomes. 

In and around the Central West we are fortunate to assist a diverse range of young people and their families in our Out of Home Care Accommodation Services. Our Therapeutic Youth Workers provide quality, reliable, responsive and flexible supports in a friendly, caring and empathetic way. This is better service.

As a Therapeutic Youth Worker (ITC) your responsibilities will include:

  • Active Support: Assisting our young people to get ready for the day ahead including getting dressed and showered and preparing meals, coordinating activities, transportation and social outings, plan for and achieve daily goals.
  • Health Support: Administering medication, understanding our young person’s health and wellbeing plan, medication documentation and protocols and any other health support plans.
  • Positive Behaviour Support: Managing young person’s behaviour triggers, strategies to prevent triggers and or how to support the individual when experiencing behaviours of concerns. This will also include de-escalation strategies.
  • Safeguarding: Complete core training, including violence prevention training and other young person specific training.
  • Teamwork: Participate openly in group regular scheduled reflection and support and team meetings, continuously reflect and learn from challenges and experiences to improve the service and the workplace.
  • Administration: Meet the policies, procedures and code of conduct of Lifestyle Solutions.

Join us on our journey to provide a rich, productive and happy life for the young people in our care. You’ll be part of a supportive team who work collaboratively, in a smart and flexible way with a progressive approach to pay, rostering, training and development.

  • Centralised rostering
  • 24/7 Incident response team
  • Behavioural support provided by inhouse case managers and clinicians
  • Practice support

Make It Matter – What you will bring to make a difference in other’s lives

  • Demonstrated motivation to work with customers, children and young people
  • Display alignment with Lifestyle Solutions values
  • Availability to work the required roster including weekends and overnight shifts
  • An appropriate Working with Child Check and Criminal Record Check
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Appropriate visa to work within Australia, if necessary
  • Clear understanding of behaviour support planning and restrictive practices
  • Training in Lifestyle Solutions selected therapeutic model
  • Ability to write clear notes in English
  • First Aid Training and certificate  

Relevant Minimum Qualifications: Our funding contracts with Government Departments require that ITC Youth Support Workers hold specific qualifications or are enrolled to obtain prior to commencing;

  • Diploma: Hold or be working towards a Diploma in Community Services, Youth Work, Disability, Children's Services, Counselling, Case Management or relevant field or;
  • Bachelor Degree: Hold or have completed the first 12 months of a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Community Services, Nursing, Psychological Science, Social Science, Social Welfare or relevant field

Keep Calm and Be Happy – How you will interact with people and other benefits

Joining Lifestyle Solutions will give you the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of young people. Our team is here because we care, and because of this, we have an enriching and rewarding culture within our teams. Other benefits include:

  • Hour rate based on SCHADS Award 2.1 - 2.2 (pending qualifications)
  • Team based structure and an inclusive culture
  • Salary sacrificing options
  • Ongoing training & development

Respect – Who we are and why we do it

We’re people who care. Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with a disability, young people and children in Out of Home Care, their families, and communities. Our customers receive services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals. Our national workforce is committed to providing service that is reliable, responsive, flexible, friendly, empathetic, and caring.

We believe everyone is equal.

We stand for everyone in society having equal opportunity and equal respect. We do this by providing our customers access to quality services and dedicated people who make a real difference in their lives. We believe this is everyone’s fundamental right. You can learn more about us here.

Join Us – Next steps

All applications must be lodged online.

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact Sara Buchanan, Talent Professional, sara.buchanan@lifestylesolutions.org.au using the subject line: Therapeutic Youth Worker - Intensive Therapeutic Care - Lithgow enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised closing date.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from under-represented communities and groups are strongly encouraged. We can provide adjustments to the recruitment process if required; please contact the Talent Professional on the number above to discuss how we can help.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

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