- Job posted on: 7th Oct 2019
- Applications close:
At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.
Anglicare Victoria are the state’s largest provider of Out Of Home Care services and, with the support of a large network of passionate and dedicated staff, provide safe and nurturing homes to young people from a variety of backgrounds. We strive to create an environment where employees feel valued and rewarded, making Anglicare Victoria a great place to work.
The overall responsibility of the Residential Youth Worker is to work with a larger team to promote a consistent and considered approach to the provision of direct care to young people who reside in residential care.
You will act as a role model to help promote positive attributes, reduce vulnerability, build resilience and encourage future aspirations as well as help develop a range of education, living, social and recreational skills.
The role itself will involve working with a larger team, utilising a knowledge of theories relating to trauma informed service provision, effective communication skills and negotiation, the capacity to make professional judgements, and the ability to respond creatively to the needs of young people in often challenging and confronting situations.
All of the Residential Homes in the Bendigo region operate on a 24 hour roster, allowing staff access to a range of different shifts including day time, afternoon, evening, night shifts and weekends.
To be successful in this role you will need:
Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Victorian Drivers Licence, a Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.