- Job posted on: 12th Sep 2019
- Applications close:
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7000 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 experience to apply.
Life Without Barriers considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in State and Territory legislation and permitted as a ‘special measure’ under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Guided by the six principles of the CARE model, the Youth Worker provides direct care and mentoring of children and/or young people with a wide range of responsibility for specialised program activities, child/young person development and supervision, and promotion of a safe environment. Activities may take place in community settings or in the child or young person’s home.
Because of the life experiences and trauma histories that the children and young people in our care bring, this role must not only provide adequate safety and supervision, but must be actively engaged in building positive relationships and solving problems as part of a team. LWB people in this role must offer energy, safety and commitment in their work with our children and young people through genuine, caring and sensitive engagement.
Ideally, we are seeking candidates that have experience working with children and young people that display complex and challenging behaviours as well as children with dual mental health and disability diagnosis.
Please note: our residential services in Brisbane run a 24/7 roster model and the successful candidates will be required to work weekends, sleepovers, and public holidays.
Highly Regarded - Experience working in the OOHC/Residential Care.
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).
Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here.