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Youth Worker - Intensive Therapeutic Care - Grafton

MacKillop Family Services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

We are looking for compassionate people that can be positive role models, give emotional support and are capable of building trust and rapport with staff and young people within our Intensive Therapeutic Care Program.

Multiple Part-Time opportunities based in Grafton, NSW.

Our offer:

  • Generous Salary Packaging up to $18,500 (helps increase your take home pay)
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Study Leave for ongoing employees
  • Career Development
  • Click HERE to find out more about becoming a member of the MacKillop Family Services team and what further support we have to offer our employees.

Position Purpose:

The Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) Youth Worker is responsible for the delivery of high quality residential supports that promote the emotional, social and behavioural needs of vulnerable children and young providing Intensive Therapeutic Care.

Primary Objectives:

  • Provide trauma-informed services that achieve positive outcomes for young people and their families;
  • Provide young people with safety, stability, predictability and consistency by implementing the house guidelines and supporting the implementation of individual strategies and case plans;
  • Participate in team meetings, house meetings and case review meetings to ensure that young people receive services that meet their needs.

Key Selection Criteria:

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
  • Minimum qualification requirements for this position is a Diploma of Youth Work, Community Services or equivalent
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in youth services, residential care or supported accommodation;
  • 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 experience working therapeutically with children and young people who have experience significant challenges and trauma;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively within a team;
  • 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

For a full listing please view the attached Position Description.

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
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination

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: Office of the Children’s Guardian.

How to Apply: Click Apply Now where you will be redirected to the (Youth Worker - Grafton) vacancy within MacKillop's careers page. On this page please refer to the How to Apply section at the bottom, this will take you to our recruitment portal.

Please make sure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the PD as part of your application.

For more information, please contact:

Melissa MacKenzie at melissa.mackenzie@mackillop.org.au using the subject line: Youth Worker - Intensive Therapeutic Care - Grafton enquiry via EthicalJobs.

It is our goal that MacKillop Family Services continues to evolve as a culturally safe, culturally competent, and welcoming organisation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, and communities.

Shortlisting for this position may commence immediately so please submit your application as soon as possible.

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