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Residential Care Worker - Western Metro

MacKillop Family Services

About the Program:

MacKillop’s Out of Home Care (OOHC) programs provide residential care, home based care, lead tenant and case management support for young people with high and complex needs, as well as a therapeutically oriented program for young people in protective placements. Our Residential Services offers accommodation and support to children and young people who are referred through the Child Protection system.

About the role:

The Residential Care Worker is required to participate in the day-to-day operation of the unit, which includes responding to the young person’s emotional and functional needs, the development of their personal skills, all administrative requirements and household duties. This role reports to the relevant Residential House Supervisor, who will provide supervision. This role has no direct reports and works in a team environment with other team members.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families
  • A Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care), or other similar or relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • A current valid Victorian driver’s licence and be able to drive MacKillop vehicles in the conduct of the position requirements, including transportation of clients.
  • A genuine interest in young people and their wellbeing.
  • Demonstrate empathy for the young people in our care in an open minded and nonjudgmental manner.
  • A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families.
  • Highly-developed capacity for emotional self-regulation, including the capacity to set and maintain consistent boundaries to provide safety, stability and consistency.
  • A commitment towards the principles and practice of quality care in residential settings for the most vulnerable and disadvantage young people, and to promote autonomy and self determination for clients.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and respect for, cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD), including cultural safety for children from CALD backgrounds.
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively as part of a team, to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Support for the purpose and ethos of MacKillop.
  • An understanding of Trauma and how best to work with children and young people in Out of Home Care (desirable but not required).

Position Description: Please click here for a copy of the position description.

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 PD 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: Victoria: Department of Justice and Community Safety

For more information, please contact Sarah Zeestraten on Sarah.Zeestraten@mackillop.org.au or Jacqueline Anile on Jacqueline.Anile@mackillop.org.au, using the subject line: Residential Care Worker - Western Metro 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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