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Youth Worker

Employer: The Burdekin Association
Work Type/s: Casual, Part Time
Classification/s: Care & Support Work, Family Services, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 13 August, 2019.
Applications close: 01 September, 2019.

  • Offering Permanent Part-time Position and Casual Position
  • Sleep Over, Weekend and Support Shifts Required
  • Great Friendly Team
  • SCHADS Industry Award + salary packaging

This position is responsible for the meaningfully engagement of young people aged 12-18 years old, with the aim of meeting the developmental, cultural and care needs of the young people by ensuring young person's day to day care, actively participate in program activities, supporting the young person's case plan and developing their personal skills.

Key Responsibilities of the Youth Worker will include:

  • Ensuring a safe home for the young people
  • Provide new and challenging opportunities for development
  • Encourage and assist in learning competencies for independence
  • Encourage and engage young people in educational and social activities
  • Facilitate community access and integration
  • Support appropriate cultural activities
  • Ability to work with young people and their families in a respectful and caring way
  • Ability to work independently and in a care team environment
  • Demonstrated administration and computer skills
  • Understanding of the issues affecting at risk young people

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant qualification min. Certificate IV in Community Services, Youth Work or equivalent
  • Knowledge of residential care + 12 months experience working with young people
  • Knowledge of trauma and impact on behaviour
  • Effective negotiation / mediation skills
  • Knowledge of relevant Child Protection legislation
  • Current unrestricted Class C NSW Drivers Licence. Minimum Green Provisional Driver's Licence
  • Comprehensively insured vehicle
  • Must be able to complete 24hr shifts


  • Experience in the Out of Home Care Sector
  • Experience working with complex and challenging young people
How to apply for this job

Please ensure you attach a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

Send a cover letter and your resume to, using the subject line: Youth Worker application via EthicalJobs.

Applicants will be interviewed as applications are received.

For more information about the position, please refer to this Position Description.

Any enquiries can be directed to Sinead Coakley at or you can phone 02 8976 1777 during office hours.

Please Note: The successful applicant will be subject to background checks including a National Criminal History Check and a verification of your Working with Children’s Check.

Applications close: Sunday 1st September at 9:00pm. Please apply as soon as possible as shortlisting and interviews may take place as soon as applicants apply