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ITC Senior Youth Worker - Dunoon

MacKillop Family Services

About the Program:

The ITC system supports children and young people with high and complex needs who are either unable to be supported in foster care or require specialised and intensive supports to maintain stability in their care arrangements. Complex mental health, disability, emotional and behavioural issues are characteristics of these children and young people, resulting in behaviours that often present a risk to themselves and others in their immediate environment.

About the role:

The Senior Youth Worker is responsible for the delivery of high-quality services, care, and support that promote the emotional, social and behavioural needs of vulnerable children and young within Intensive Therapeutic Care. This position works within a trauma-informed therapeutic framework and is responsible for the supervision, support, and development of the Youth Workers.

The Senior Youth Worker ITC works closely with Youth Workers, Caseworker, and other ITC staff to provide therapeutic care to support young people to heal from trauma and achieve their full potential.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Minimum qualification requirements for this position are a relevant Diploma of Youth Work, Community Services or equivalent.
  • Significant work experience and skills in youth services, residential care or supported accommodation; Demonstrated experience in supervising a team.
  • Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution and effective communication written and verbal skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and work with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and who have experienced significant trauma.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement case plan goals for young people with challenging behaviours;
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise workload working to tight deadlines.
  • Experience and understanding of WH&S issues in the workplace.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and ability to use Microsoft Office including Outlook and Word.

Benefits on offer:

  • Generous Salary Packaging of up to $15,900 (additional tax free allowance)
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program to support your wellbeing

You must have a:

  • Valid and current Driver’s Licence.
  • Satisfactory Criminal History Check.
  • Valid Working with Children Check.
  • Valid and current NDIS Workers Screening Check or can provide proof of application up to 31 July 2021.

How to Apply

Click Apply Now where you will be redirected to sign in to our recruitment portal. If this is your first time applying for a job with MacKillop, you will need to register for an account. For a step-by-step guide, please download the guide here.

Please make sure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description (accessible HERE) as part of your application.

NDIS Worker Screening Check: The Australian Government recently introduced the NDIS Worker Screening Check, an additional, national legislated compliance requirement to determine if a person is cleared to work with people with disability. MacKillop requires all client facing staff obtain the NDIS Worker Screening Check. An employment application will require the submission of evidence that this check has been attained or an application has been submitted.

For more information and how to apply please view: New South Wales: NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC) | Service NSW

For more information, please contact Joel Frankham on Joel.Frankham@mackilop.org.au, using the subject line: ITC Senior Youth Worker - Dunoon enquiry via EthicalJobs.

MacKillop promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. MacKillop Family Services acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the communities where we work

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