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Children's Residential Care Workers - Broome

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Work for a Leading Social Purpose Organisation
  • Part time and casual contracts available 
  • Supporting children in foster care
  • Located in Broome 

About the Organisation 

Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive difference in the lives of the children our organisation supports through our Out of Home Care Program.

As a Residential Support Worker, your role will be to provide care and support to children who have been placed in the care of Life Without Barriers. The role will support up to 4 children in a home setting with a team of staff committed to seeing the best outcomes for the children.

Shifts will include: 

Afternoon shifts 2pm - 11pm (Monday - Friday)

Day shifts and occasional sleepover shifts (weekends)

We have permanent and casual opportunities available depending on what suits your lifestyle and needs.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate.  You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Day to day care in a home setting (support after school activities, preparing meals, caring for the children in the home, weekend activities) 
  • Establish rapport and collaborate effectively with children and their families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Participate in activities with the children including; cooking, craft, sports etc
  • Domestic duties including cooking, cleaning, laundry
  • Monitor the changing needs of children and work collaboratively with the care team to contribute to the adaptation of LWB services as required to meet these needs.
  • Maintenance of progress notes and record-keeping.

Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience working with youth or children
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate (or willing to obtain prior to offer)
  • A current unrestricted Drivers Licence
  • Creative thinking and ability to plan and deliver activities for the children 
  • Ability prioritise and manage multiple tasks
  • Good negotiating and de-escalating skills 
  • Strong professional boundaries 
  • Good communication, including the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including families of service users)
  • The ability to build relationships with diverse cultural groups and to work within frameworks considerate of cultural needs

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisation
  • Excellent tax benefits
  • Ongoing professional developing and training
  • Support from a multidisciplinary team   

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact tracy.dallas@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Children's Residential Care Workers - Broome enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we can discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.  
 
Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA

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