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Therapeutic Youth Workers - Gladstone

Lifestyle Solutions
  • Therapeutic Youth Workers  
  • Gladstone locations
  • Casual positions available 

In Gladstone we are fortunate to assist a diverse range of young people in our Out of Home Care Residential Services. These young people have a range of conditions and challenging behaviours. We are seeking Therapeutic Youth Workers who are resilient and have a sound understanding of the importance of supporting children and young people in line our commitment to the Child Protection Act 1999.

Keep Calm And Be Happy – What are the benefits?

  • Hourly rate based on SCHADS Award Level 2
  • $2,000 + worth of paid training including Induction, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Foundation training in Intensive Therapeutic Care, CALM and Assist Clients with Medication plus ongoing training and career development opportunities
  • Self-Organising Team based structure and an inclusive culture. You will have autonomy and the opportunity to make decisions and implement your ideas to provide Better Service to the people we support
  • Therapeutic & Behavioural support from a national team of clinicians to reduce harmful behaviour, develop customer social skills and mentor staff
  • Crisis and incident support from national 24/7 Incident Response team
  • Reflective Practice training and ongoing practice support from Practice Development specialists
  • We take COVID-19 seriously and provide PPE, regular information updates and practice the latest health advice

Own It - How we get the job done

As a Therapeutic Youth Worker, 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.

Make It Matter - What you will bring to make a difference in other's lives

  • Hold or be working towards obtaining Certificate IC in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential Care) or a qualification recognised by Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. Please review the recognised Minimum Qualification Standards here
  • Current driver’s license (mandatory requirement)
  • Current Blue Card (or be willing to obtain)
  • Current First Aid Certificate, HLTAID003
  • Be willing to be available to work a 24/7 rotating roster which includes evenings, awake shifts, sleepovers and weekend shifts
  • Previous experience in and/or demonstrated motivation to obtain a position supporting young people with a range of behavioural concerns and needs

Please note-  The QLD Government Public Health Order requires that staff at disability care accommodation must be fully vaccinated by 17 December 2021.  Evidence of a COVID-19 Certificate will be required from Medicare, MyGov or similar, or be exempt for vaccination due to a medical contraindication provided by an authorised medical practitioner

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 their 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 a 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 Caro Bryant, via email carolyn.bryant@lifestylesolutions.org.au using the subject line: Therapeutic Youth Workers - Gladstone 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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