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Therapeutic Youth Workers x2 - Child & Family Services

Lifestyle Solutions
  • Hobart Location
  • 2x Casual Vacancies

Own It – How we get the job done

In Hobart we are fortunate to assist a young customer in our Out of Home Care Accommodation services. This young person is semi independent with a mild intellectual impairment and absconding behaviours. We are seeking Support Workers who are resilient and have a sound understanding of the importance of supporting children and young people in line with our commitment to the Child Protection Act 1999.

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

  • Previous experience supporting young people with a range of behavioural concerns and needs
  • Hold or be working towards obtaining a relevant Certificate IV qualification or higher
  • Current driver’s license (mandatory requirement)
  • Current Blue Card (or be willing to obtain) 
  • Current First Aid Certificate, HLTAID003
  • Hold or we willing to obtain, Assist Clients with Medication and Recognise Healthy Body Systems   
  • Be willing to be available to work a 24/7 rotating roster which includes evenings,  sleepovers and weekend shifts

For more information on these requirements, please click HERE.

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:

  • Hourly rate based on SCHADS Award 2.2 - 2.3 (pending qualifications)
  • $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

The TAS Government Public Health Order requires that all disability workers must have their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by 21 November 2021 plus a booking for a second dose. Evidence of a COVID-19 Certificate will be required from the Australian Immunisation Register or similar or have a vaccine exemption form completed 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 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 by clicking Apply Now.

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact Kym Smith, Talent Professional, on 0408 248 884.

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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