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Youth Residential Support Workers - Launceston

Life Without Barriers
  • Part time & Casual roles available

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 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

#MyLaunchPad is a 24/7 therapeutic rostered care model that provides safe, stable, calm and loving homes for children and young people in Out of Home Care. The Residential Support Workers are the key relationship for the children within the #MyLaunchPad placement, and are responsible for the daily care and supervision of the child/ren, and the implementation of the behaviour support strategies that have been identified and developed by the care team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide general care, supervision and transport to children and young people in residential care within a therapeutic framework.
  • Maintain a supportive and safe working environment.
  • Undertake activities in accordance with the Departmental care / case plan and funding body requirements, and internal care plan/support plan as directed by the Case Manager and/or Residential Care Manager, Program Manager, Residential Services or House Manager.
  • Monitor & maintain high quality documentation relating to care / case plans, progress notes and other documentation. Implement goals of care / case plans and document in daily shift reports and incident reports.
  • Provide up to date information to the Case Manager/House Manager to maximise service delivery to clients.
  • Contribute to a positive therapeutic team environment by demonstrating best practice support of clients,
  • Provide Family Contact supervision where required.

Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of current state legislation and standards that relate to out-of-home care.
  • Demonstrated experience working within a case management/therapeutic framework.
  • Commitment to the values of dignity, respect, inclusion, empowerment, confidentiality and strength-based practice.
  • Demonstrated leadership and peer support, problem solving and conflict management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and to work both individually in supporting clients and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a positive professional relationship with clients and the ability to support their Care/ Case Plan.
  • A current drivers licence and access to a roadworthy and fully insured vehicle.

Qualifications and experience in youth mental health are desirable, as is an understanding of how trauma or family violence can affect a child, and appropriate ways to respond to children in a trauma-informed way.

Successful candidates will be required to hold a current first aid certificate, drivers licence, and clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and hold Tasmanian Working With Vulnerable People Registration (Employment).

How to apply

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