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Senior Residential Care Worker - Children's Services - Broome

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Work for a Leading Social Purpose Organisation
  • Permanent 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.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.
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 be to support children in a home setting with a team of staff committed to seeing the best outcomes for the children.

You will be supported by a larger care team and the role will see you working one to one with a young person who requires 24/7 care due to seizures and an acquired brain injury. 

Shifts coverage will include: day shifts, afternoon and overnight (awake shifts) 

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

Permanent staff will be given regular shifts and guaranteed hours each fortnight.

Casual staff will have flexibility to their roster but must be able to cover all shift types including weekends when needed

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

  • Provide quality direct support to children in our care in line with their support needs and all support plans relevant to the care they are receiving
  • Day to day care in a home setting (support with getting ready for school, preparing meals, caring for the children in the home) 
  • Establish rapport and collaborate effectively with children and their families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Develop and deliver programs to support the children in consultation with internal and external stakeholders and care teams.
  • 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

  • Experience working with youth or children
  • Experience working with people with disability
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate (or willing to obtain prior to offer)
  • A current unrestricted Drivers Licence
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of the people we support
  • Good communication skills 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: Residential Support Worker - Children's Services - 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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