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Youth Worker

The Burdekin Association
  • 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

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