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Respite / Support Carer - Family Group Homes

Uniting WA

About the Role

Uniting WA provides high quality, therapeutic, person centered support for young people living in Out of Home Care, in a residential setting.

We are looking for dynamic and experienced people to be part of a team that work together to improve the lives of vulnerable children who have experienced complex trauma – living with up to 4-young people in a Family Group Home.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day care and supervision of the children and provide a positive, supportive, safe, and healing environment for children – delivering high quality, therapeutic and child focused services.

About You

You’re going to love this job because you are:

  • Ready to take the next step in your Youth Work / Youth Carer career and love challenges
  • Someone who can provide therapeutic trauma informed care for a young person
  • Attend to the daily care and needs of young people, recording these accurately in case notes and amplifying the child’s voice in decision making
  • Flexible and adaptable, when working alone or in a team
  • Able to manage challenging, complex, and confronting trauma-based behaviours with confidence and composure
  • Grounded, resilient, and committed
  • Able to work 24-hour (sleepover) shifts through the week in a rostered model of care.

We are seeking highly motivated people who have:

  • A Certificate IV or higher in Children Studies/ Youth Work or related
  • Experience working with young people in a residential setting
  • Have the resilience and flexibility to work multiple sleepovers shifts in a fortnight
  • Knowledge and understanding of Therapeutic Parenting & Trauma Informed Care particularly in the Out of Home Care space for Youth
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy, guidance, respect and patience at all times
  • A genuine interest and enthusiasm for working with young people in a holistic manner that will best support their needs and strengthen their well-being.

You must be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance and Provide a First Aid certificate. It is also essential to have a current WA ‘C class’ driver’s licence.

A requirement of the role is to satisfy The Department of Communities Record Check Consent Application (RCCA) to support undertaking a Police History Check for workers who have been identified for a role within Non-Government agencies that work with children in the care of the CEO.

Working with Uniting

Salary packaging, extra annual leave and paid parental leave are just some of the reasons to apply. You’ll also be joining a supportive team with big ideas and a good sense of humour.

As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people who have lived experience, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers.

Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

Enquiries can be directed to Michael Somers Michael.Somers@unitingwa.org.au or Jessica Arrowsmith Jessica.Arrowsmith@unitingwa.org.au, using the subject line: Respite / Support Carer - Family Group Homes enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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