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Residential Youth Workers

Safe Places for Children

Safe Places Youth Workers work in tight knit supportive teams working one on one with our young people providing practical and emotional support in line with our therapeutic intervention framework and tailored care maps.

About you:

Our youth workers bring a genuine passion to make a difference in the lives of young people and our communities combined with a practical and grounded way of working to provide intensive therapeutic support and supervision of young people, in a homely and welcoming residential care setting.

Your self-awareness and grit to persevere through a broad spectrum of daily responsibilities from the day to day, through to crisis management sets you apart as does your methodical and professional approach to working within a therapeutic model of care which enables you to structure your work for effective shift handovers as well as comply with quality systems timelines.

This position is based in our Melbourne area. Youth workers are required have experience working with children with extreme trauma based behaviours, understand and demonstrate ability to work within a case management model, be available to work a 5 shift per fortnight roster including sleep overs and hold an unrestricted drivers licence.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

Please visit our website to download a detailed position description for the role https://www.safeplaces.com.au/vacancies.

About us:

Safe Places for Children provides young people at risk with intensive therapeutic support and supervision in a homely and welcoming residential care setting. Since opening our doors in 2006, we have made a difference in the lives of more than 1800 young people ranging in age from young children to 18 years, who exhibit complex emotional and behavioural problems. Our approach is based on small, stable and consistent teams that build trust with the young person, stabilise their behaviours and give them a sense of hope and direction. We are well known for our excellent training programs and supportive team environment. We have established 16 regional areas in five states across Australia, and continue to consolidate and grow our operations.

Our benefits:

  • Salary packaging options to increase your take-home pay
  • Annual bonus after 12 months’ continuous service
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Accredited training to support your required completion of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention.


Current First Aid and CPR certification is desirable.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in Australia, have an unrestricted Drivers Licence and will be required to undergo criminal checks and Victorian working with children checks.

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