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Youth Support Workers - Tamworth

Lifestyle Solutions
  • Youth Support Workers | Child & Family Services
  • Tamworth Location
  • Permanent Part Time Positions available

Own It - How we get the job done

We are fortunate to assist a diverse range of young customers aged 12 to 17 in our Out of Home Care Accommodation service in Tamworth. These young people have a range of conditions including challenging behaviours, autism, attachment disorders, anxiety, depression, anger, aggression, post traumatic stress and disengagement. 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 Support Worker your responsibilities will include:

  • Mentoring and skill development - guiding young people to develop independent living skills
  • Being a positive role model and provide positive support in areas such as emotional behaviour, personal care and hygiene, transport, education, cooking and domestic duties
  • Administering medication and adherence to support plans
  • Completing clear, concise and factual handover notes and incident reports
  • Managing complex and challenging behaviours (including aggressive behaviours)
  • Helping young people to engage with their local communities and culture through access to Community Participation Programs and recreational activities

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

  • Hold a Diploma in Disability, Youth Work, Welfare or Community Services or higher relevant qualification (or be willing to enroll within 4 weeks of employment and complete qualification within 24 months)
  • Experience providing direct care in residential services or disability based support services
  • Strong communication skills
  • Current Drivers Licence (Mandatory requirement)
  • Current Working with Children Check Card (or be willing to obtain)
  • Current First Aid Certificate, HLTAID003 (or be willing to obtain)
  • Be willing to be available to work a 24/7 rotating roster which includes days, evenings, awake shifts, sleepovers and weekend shifts

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

Joining Lifestyle Solutions makes you feel like you are making a difference in people's lives. Our team is here because they care, and because of this, we have an enriching and rewarding culture within our teams. Other benefits include:

  • Attractive hourly rate based on SCHADS Award 2.2 - 2.3 (depending on skills and previous experience)
  • Salary Packaging available
  • Team based structure with inclusive culture
  • Ongoing Learning and Development opportunities - up to 30 hours of paid training and development upfront worth $2,000

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 more information regarding this position, please contact Amanda Stewart at Amanda.Stewart@lifestylesolutions.org.au, using the subject line: Youth Support Workers - Tamworth enquiry via EthicalJobs or on 0437 353 704.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period.

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 Amanda at the above contact details 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.

As part of our process selected applicants will be required to undergo employment screening and probity checks prior to commencing, including a National Police Check Clearance.

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