- Regional NSW > Lismore & Far North Coast
- Job posted on: 14th Apr 2022
- Applications close:
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.
This is a Permanent Part Time position based in Lismore, NSW.
Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement of appointment to this position.
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.
The ITC Youth Worker works closely with the ITC Caseworker, Therapeutic Specialists, House Managers and other ITC staff to provide therapeutic care to support young people to heal from trauma and achieve their full potential.
DCJ is implementing a new ITC system to support 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.
The position will contribute to the transition of services from the former residential care system to the new ITC system and service requirements.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
For a full listing please review Position Description.
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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.
How to Apply: Click 'Apply Now' where you will be directed to proceed with your application via the Ethical Jobs website.
Please make sure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the attached PD as part of your application.
Bruce Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Youth Worker - Lismore 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.