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Primary Carers - Family Group Homes


Employer: UnitingCare West
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Care & Support Work, Family Services, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 07 January, 2019.
Applications close: 21 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Are you energetic, motivated, enthusiastic and empathetic?
  • Do you have experience providing support for children/young people in residential care?
  • Competitive salary, salary packaging, specialist training and support provided

UnitingCare West is committed to achieving justice, hope and opportunity for all, and works with people and communities so those most in need can belong and thrive. It is a not-for-profit community services organisation and part of the mission of the Uniting Church in Australia and UnitingCare national network.

Your new job will be to improve the lives of vulnerable children who have experienced complex trauma. You will support your team to deliver high quality, therapeutic and child focussed services. 

In this role you will:

  • Live with up to four children for a seven day period in a fully furnished house, payment of utilities, private bedroom and bathroom, and have use of a fully maintained vehicle.
  • With assistance provided by a dedicated multidisciplinary care team, you will be responsible for the day to day care and supervision of the children and provide a supportive and healing environment for the children in your care.
  • Undertake specialist training and be supported by program staff so you can be confident and effective in your role.

Like many jobs in this sector, success will be driven by personal attributes rather than a job description. So, to really make a difference you will need to be: 

  • Resilient
  • Resourceful and creative
  • Innovative
  • Adaptable
  • Committed
  • Energetic
  • Grounded, connected and real. 

Ideally you will possess the following; 

  • Experience working with children and young people in out of home care programs.
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy, guidance, respect and patience at all times.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.
  • An understanding of the theories and practices relating to child development, trauma and attachment and a demonstrated ability to apply these in complex situations.
  • Ability to work as part of team, contribute to and follow plans and routines that support children and young people in out of home care to heal and thrive.
  • Demonstrated ability to approach and negotiate complex and, sometimes conflicted situations, in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the impact of childhood trauma.
  • Certificate IV or higher in children studies/youth work or currently studying in a related discipline.

You must have or be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance, Provide First Aid Certificate and have a current C class driver’s licence for this position.

Initial enquiries may be directed to Kieran Darcy, Team Leader, 08 9239 0999.

The position description is available at www.unitingcarewest.org.au/index.php/join-our-team/current-opportunities.   

How to apply for this job

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