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Residential Support Worker (Youth Worker) - Devon Park and Enfield

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Located in Devon Park and Enfield
  • Multiple Casual positions available
  • This is 24/7 shift work on weekdays, weekends, sleepovers, active nights, and public holidays. Shift penalties apply

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit 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.   

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

We are seeking experienced candidates to support young people that display complex and challenging behaviours as well as children with dual mental health and disability diagnosis. You offer energy, safety, flexibility, and commitment in your work through genuine, caring, and sensitive engagement.

You will be supporting young people with such things as school pick up, meal prep, community access, in home support and working closely in line with their goals.

Working in line with the CARE model you will strive to enhance the lives of children and young people in our Child Youth & Family programs incorporating a therapeutic, trauma informed approach.

Please note: our residential services, located in Devon Park and Enfield, run a 24/7 roster model and the successful candidates will be required to work weekdays, weekends, sleepovers, and public holidays.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Form and maintain professional, nurturing relationships with children and young people by building trust through visible interest and active engagement
  • Act as an appropriate adult role model, seeking to engage young people in purposeful activities aimed at developing life skills and self-worth
  • Support the involvement of family and where applicable, facilitate family visits/connection and the promotion of positive family relationships with children and young people, to suit individual needs
  • Promote and encourage positive relationships with peers and other persons significant to the child/young person
  • Assist the child/young person to participate as full as possible in making decisions about the activities undertaken

You come with:

  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention or equivalent or willingness to complete this qualification within the first 12 months of your employment
  • Australian Drivers Licence (P2 or above)
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Safe Environments
  • Psychological assessment for employment in a children's residential facility (pre if you come with, must be obtained prior to commencement) 

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check, DHS Working with Children Check and, Disability Services Employment screening or NDIS Worker Screening.

Benefits

  • Competitive base rate + 10% super
  • Excellent salary sacrificing tax benefits incl. Meal Entertainment, novated leasing
  • Discounted - health insurance, vehicle purchase, hire and servicing
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Divers and Inclusive organisation

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 recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Residential Support Worker (Youth Worker) - Devon Park and Enfield 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 will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.  

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