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Senior Residential Care Worker (Live-In) - Broome / Perth

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Work for a leading social purpose Organisation
  • 6 month max term contracts
  • Live-in (7 days on / 7 days off roster)
  • Flight costs covered (FIFO open to Perth applicants only) 
  • Salary - $162,500 base + super total package (not eligible for penalties rates)

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, 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 individual need and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

We are currently recruiting for Senior Residential Care Workers to join our team supporting children and young people in our Family Group Homes in Broome.

The positions commence from late July and are available to applicants currently living in Broome, or Perth residents (fly in/fly-out) where the successful candidates will alternate working 7 days (24/7 including a sleepover) before having 7 days off. The positions will be well remunerated on an annualised salary given this model and hours of work. These positions will be supported by a team of local Residential Support Workers and Case Worker.

To be successful in this role you will need to have the tenacity, enthusiasm, and experience to support up to 4 children or young people (some of whom may have challenging behaviours and may require trauma informed responses) in a positive and engaging family home environment.  

The role requires someone who can quickly build strong and enduring positive relationships, ensuring developmentally appropriate and tailored activities and support. We need someone who is responsible, flexible in their approach (every day will be unique), calm (even when things get tough!) and who is passionate about supporting our children and young people to feel safe and secure.

Each day in the home will be unique and will be tailored to the needs of the children or young people you are looking after, however the successful candidates will also be responsible for all aspects of maintaining a home including cooking, cleaning, washing, transportation to school and activities etc.

The key responsibilities of the Senior Residential Care Workers are to provide 24/7 care, support, and supervision to up to 4 children and young people to ensure their personal and development needs are met in a home environment.

Experience in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) will be highly regarded.

The key duties and tasks are:

  • Utilising CARE and TCI, create an engaging, culturally appropriate, nurturing, and safe environment, ensuring appropriate routines while also developing independent life skills 
  • Provide tailored and developmentally appropriate support and activities, together with necessary personal care and transportation
  • Ensure appropriate levels of records and documentation are maintained 
  • Maintain a clean and organised home, including meal planning, shopping, cooking, cleaning and washing
  • Provide direction and guidance to additional support staff

We are seeking someone with the following skills, experience, and attributes:

  • Significant residential and therapeutic experience working with children and young people with complex behaviours and trauma backgrounds (ideally experience as a live in carer)
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply CARE and TCI principles, and strong verbal and written communication including the ability to adhere to high reporting and documentation requirements 
  • Well-developed cultural competency and understanding of supporting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children and young people
  • Positive, resilient, dedicated and calm under pressure
  • Relevant degree or diploma qualification
  • A current First Aid Certificate and Drivers Licence with the confidence to drive on unsealed roads

Background screening will include a National Criminal Record Check, Working with Children Check (WA) and WA Child protection Check (DCP 395). 

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.   

Benefits

  • Salary packaging benefits through Maxxia
  • Flights included (FIFO) for Perth applicants
  • Access to ongoing training and support from a multidisciplinary team of dedicated staff
  • Ongoing career opportunities

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: Senior Residential Care Worker (Live-In) - Broome / Perth enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications are continuously reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

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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