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Residential Youth Worker (Intensive Therapeutic Care) - Orange

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Part Time and Casual

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

Work directly with and provide trauma informed, therapeutic care and support to children and young people with backgrounds of trauma, abuse and neglect living in 24/7 residential settings in Orange.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and monitor individual plans 
  • Provide day to day care, supervision, and transport to young people
  • Actively participate in activities and increase competencies of young people
  • Mentoring of young people
  • Maintenance of progress notes and report writing
  • Support the involvement of family

Skills & Experience

  • Diploma in Community Services, Youth Work or similar 
  • Candidates with relevant experience who are working towards or willing to enrol in a relevant diploma will be considered
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Driver's Licence
  • Ability to work various shifts (sleepover & active nights) throughout the week
  • Experience working with young people

At Life Without Barriers we value your passion and commitment to providing support to some of the most vulnerable children and young people who are in our care. In return for the amazing work that you do, we want to invest in you. If you do not already hold a relevant qualification or you are partially completed a Diploma, Child, Youth & Family Intervention, together with our preferred Registered Training Organisation, you will complete a Diploma, Child, Youth & Family Intervention at no cost. You will also be provided with various training opportunities which will enable you to deliver the best support as well as provide you with growth, development and career opportunities within one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.

Benefits

  • Do work that matters within one of Australia's leading social purpose organisations
  • Opportunity to make a difference in your local community
  • Ongoing training, support, and career advancement opportunities
  • Great salary packaging benefits through Maxxia
  • Hourly rate from $32.54 per hour + superannuation (dependent on qualifications)

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 Kestra Caller at recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Residential Youth Worker (Intensive Therapeutic Care) - Orange 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

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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