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Residential Youth Worker - Bendigo


Employer: Anglicare Victoria
Work Type/s: Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Youth, Care & Support Work, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 07 October, 2019.
Applications close: 07 November, 2019. (Expired)

  • Permanent – Bendigo
  • Fantastic opportunity to join the state’s largest provider of OOHC services
  • Work for a community focussed organisation with strong values and collaborative approach
  • Permanent Part Time and Full Time roles available  

About Us

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

Anglicare Victoria are the state’s largest provider of Out Of Home Care services and, with the support of a large network of passionate and dedicated staff, provide safe and nurturing homes to young people from a variety of backgrounds. We strive to create an environment where employees feel valued and rewarded, making Anglicare Victoria a great place to work.

The Position

The overall responsibility of the Residential Youth Worker is to work with a larger team to promote a consistent and considered approach to the provision of direct care to young people who reside in residential care.

You will act as a role model to help promote positive attributes, reduce vulnerability, build resilience and encourage future aspirations as well as help develop a range of education, living, social and recreational skills.

The role itself will involve working with a larger team, utilising a knowledge of theories relating to trauma informed service provision, effective communication skills and negotiation, the capacity to make professional judgements, and the ability to respond creatively to the needs of young people in often challenging and confronting situations.

All of the Residential Homes in the Bendigo region operate on a 24 hour roster, allowing staff access to a range of different shifts including day time, afternoon, evening, night shifts and weekends.

About You

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care).

Or

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and a willingness to undertake top up training to meet DHHS Requirements
  • Commitment to the principles and practice of quality care in residential settings for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.
  • The ability to work effectively with young people and to promote positive attributes and work towards planned change in those with highly complex issues.
  • Flexibility, resilience and the ability to maintain best practice under challenging circumstances.
  • A sound understanding of therapeutic service relating to trauma and attachment.
  • The ability to work effectively with a team to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Victorian Drivers Licence, a Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.