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Residential Care Night Worker - Morwell / Traralgon


Employer: Berry Street Victoria
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Youth, Care & Support Work, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 10 January, 2019.
Applications close: 27 January, 2019.

  • Are you looking for a new opportunity in the Residential Care sector, and you're a bit of a night owl. This may be the job for you!
  • Residential Care Night Worker
  • Gippsland Region: Morwell - Traralgon
  • Permanent Part Time Position-- fixed roster per fortnight

Join Victoria's largest independent child welfare organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. We believe everyone should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.

Berry Street's Residential Programs provide accommodation, care and support to children and young people who cannot live with their families and who are referred through the child protection system.

About the role:

  • The Night Residential Care Worker provides a high standard of physical and emotional care to young people living in the houses.
  • At times this role will require the Night Residential Care worker to respond to additional support in the area for pick-ups of our Young People (either alone or as a back-up to the Night Supervisor).
  • This role involves working active nights, shifts running from approx.10:30pm until 8am.
  • The role requires you to interact positively with the young people, providing an overnight environment conducive to a normal family household routine i.e. a settled, calm environment with all residents asleep in their own rooms
  • There are also considerable observational, administrative and compliance requirements, with staff responsible for completing reports, updating records regarding the young people in our care.

About you:

  • A genuine desire to engage and build meaningful relationships with young people;
  • Interest in contributing to the wellbeing and development of young people who may have significant behavioural difficulties;
  • Flexibility to accept casual work and hours across various operating hours;
  • Enjoy responsibility and lots of variety in their job;
  • Open minded and non-judgemental;
  • Great communication skills and engage well with young people and staff;
  • Resilience during a crisis or conflict;
  • Professional manner and presentation to deal with services supporting young people.

Essential requirements for the role:

  • Relevant Qualifications (Dip, Cert IV or equivalent in the field of Residential Care)
  • A current and valid Victorian Driver's Licence (minimum green Ps);
  • Evidence of right to work in Australia;
  • Be willing to undertake a National Police Check with Berry Street, and an International Police Check if applicable;
  • A valid Working With Children Employee Card;
  • Be willing to undertake a Psychometric Assessment with Berry Street.

Benefits of working for Berry Street

  • We provide our staff with comprehensive training and professional development.
  • We support White Ribbon, Australia's campaign to stop violence against women. There is an expectation that staff never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.
  • We offer Salary packaging up to $15,900 to staff;

We conduct ourselves with the values of Courage, Integrity, Respect, Accountability and Working Together.

How to apply for this job

Applicants are encouraged to address the full 'Key Selection Criteria' to be considered for the role. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying.

Apply here

  • Include a Cover Letter, Resume and Key Selection Criteria before submitting your application.
  • Applications close on Sunday, 27 January 2019, 23:00 hours
  • To download the Position Description, please click here
  • To download the Key Selection Criteria, please click here

Queries to Justin Hughes or Rebecca Domotor on 03 5134 5971

To watch The Invisibles, a film that follows young people as they prepare to take part in the Berry Street Debutante Ball, please click here

Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.