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Youth Worker - ARYA Service - Belmont

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Youth Workers – Part Time and Casual positions
  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Great rates + salary packaging benefits
  • Based in Belmont

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.   

Make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Australians with this unique opportunity to provide both corporate expertise and community support. With a focus on people, not profit, Life Without Barriers’ corporate services team partners with our direct support staff, clients, and their families to ensure we continue our mission to change lives for the better.  If a truly inclusive, collaborative, and fast-paced work environment sounds like your next career move, this is an opening not to be missed.

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

At Risk Youth Accommodation (ARYA) is a service in Belmont that provides overnight crisis accommodation for young people aged 14 - 17 years old who are at risk of homelessness. The purpose of the service is to provide a safe environment for the young person when their placement has broken down or are in transitional care. 

We are looking for Youth Workers who have demonstrated experience working with at-risk young people who may display behaviours of concern including aggression, self-harm and alcohol and drug use.  The purpose of the Youth Worker role is to provide a safe and caring environment, assist the young person to de-escalate and regulate their emotions and when required, help to develop independent living skills while in the care of the service. 

The service is open overnight from 4pm until 11am the following day.

Shifts include:

07:00am – 11:00am

16:00pm – 22:30pm

22:00pm – 07:00am (awake shift required)

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.

Responsibilities:  

  • Establish a rapport and collaborate effectively with young people to achieve positive outcomes
  • Manage behavioural escalations and assist the young person to co-regulate emotionally
  • Communicate with the care team and report incidents promptly and accurately
  • Domestic duties including; cooking, assisting with laundry, cleaning and prepping service for evening intake 
  • Maintenance of progress notes and record keeping

  Skills & Experience

  • Experience working with young people who have experienced significant trauma and neglect, including the management of behaviours of concern
  • Ability to demonstrate highly effective interpersonal skills with young people and stakeholders
  • Demonstrate confidentiality and have strong understanding of professional boundaries
  • Experience working with young people from indigenous or other cultural backgrounds
  • A current First Aid Certificate (must have obtained prior to commencing employment)
  • A current unrestricted Drivers Licence
  • Desirable: Experience with behavioural management approaches including Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), positive behaviour support, trauma and attachment, Sanctuary or CARE residential models

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check, Department of Child Protection DCP395 and Working with Children Check.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Excellent Tax Benefits
  • Career development and ongoing training opportunities    

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any inquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact tracy.dallas@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Youth Worker - ARYA Service - Belmont 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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