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Residential Support Workers - Wollongong

Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Casual, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Social Work, Care & Support Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 31 January, 2019.
Applications close: 31 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisation
  • Based in Wollongong NSW
  • Multiple Positions Available
  • Permanent, Part Time

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 6,100 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

We are currently recruiting a number of Residential Support Workers to join our Wollongong team, we have casual, part time and full time opportunities available. This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to make a change in a Young Person's life. Working directly with Young People, this position is based in a 24/7 Residential Setting with fortnightly rotating shift rosters. The successful candidates will need to have experience working with complex behaviours. 

This role will be based in Illawarra with Active Night Shifts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day care, supervision and transport to children and young people
  • Actively participate in activities and increase competencies of young people
  • Mentoring 
  • Develop, implement and monitor individual plans 
  • Maintenance of progress notes and report writing
  • Support the involvement of family

Skills & Experience

  • Diploma in Community Services, Youth Work or similar
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence
  • Ability to work various shifts (sleepover & active nights) throughout the week
  • Prior knowledge and/or experience working with young people

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


  • Work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities
  • Flexible working hours

How to apply for this job

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