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Youth Worker - Perth


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Casual, Part Time
Classification/s: Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 09 August, 2019.
Applications close: 15 August, 2019. (Expired)

  • Casual and Part Time Positions

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 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.

LWB has recently expanded services and is looking to recruit additional staff to operate a 24/7 model for young people.

About the Role

This is a rewarding opportunity for you to work with family groups of siblings from 6 to 22 years old or individual young people up to 22 years old. We are looking for Youth Workers who have demonstrated experience working with young people who have experienced trauma and are living with disabilities. The purpose will be to assist with independent living and to assist young people with engagement in the community.

The role will include providing care in a supported accommodation setting, including day shifts, sleepover shifts and afternoon/after school shifts.
 
This role would suit youth workers, residential workers, disability support workers and those who have worked with young people with challenging behaviours.
We are looking for individuals who are interested in residential shift work and assisting young people to achieve their independent goals and engage in the community.

We have permanent part time and casual positions available.

Responsibilities:  

  • Promote and assist clients to achieve goals identified in Individual Case Plans
  • Assist clients to develop independence and community networks 
  • Support our client’s interests 
  • Personal care – bathing, toileting, dressing (when required)
  • Establish a rapport and collaborate effectively with clients and their carer to achieve positive outcomes
  • Medication administration
  • Maintenance of progress notes and record keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Certificate III  in Youth Work or Community Services
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills with clients, families and stakeholders
  • Experience working with young people who have experienced trauma and are living with a disability such as Autism or Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Demonstrate confidentiality and professional boundaries
  • A current First Aid Certificate (must have prior to commencing employment)
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence
  • Desirable: TCI trained and experienced

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check, Department of Communities Check and Working with Children Check.  

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Excellent Tax Benefits
  • Permanent part-time contracts, casual contracts, career development    

How to apply for this job

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