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Youth Residential Care Workers - South Metro

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited


  • Leading community services organisation
  • Multiple permanent part time & casual opportunities available
  • Various locations:
    • South Metro: Cheltenham, Dandenong & Hampton
    • Gippsland: Traralgon & Moe – travel allowance may be available if commuting from Metro Melbourne

About the opportunity

Our Youth Residential Services Program delivers high quality care and support within a 24-hour residential setting to children and young people who are unable live with their families, kinship carers or foster carers. The program supports vulnerable children and young people who present complex needs, and have often experienced past trauma and abuse.

Our new 2-bed sleep over model is designed to stabilise young people and empower them to reach their potential in a long-term therapeutic setting. With coaching and support from our Therapeutic Specialists, you will work as part of a dedicated team to  provide trauma informed care and maintain a safe and welcoming home environment for young people.

View the full position description here.

Uniting offers employees

  • Extensive training, support and professional development opportunities
  • Career advancement options through a wide range of programs and locations across Uniting
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Paid parental leave (10 weeks for primary carers and 2 weeks for secondary carers)

About you

We are seeking compassionate carers that have the ability to make positive connections with young people and enjoy working within a cohesive team dynamic. To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having:

  • A Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
  • OR a recognised tertiary qualification in Youth Work, Community Services or a related discipline, plus completion of/willingness to undertake mandatory top up training (4 Trauma Informed Practice Units)
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificates
  • A current valid driver’s licence
  • A current Working with Children Check (employee status)
  • Previous experience working with children and young people with complex needs in an out of home care setting is preferred
  • Willingness to work on a flexible basis with active night shifts and/or sleepover shifts

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the person specification in the position description)
  • Current resume (no more than 3 pages)

Get in touch

Pauline Byne – Workforce Development Officer.

T: 0466 921 547 (during business hours).

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: unitingvictas.org.au.

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.


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