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Residential Care Workers - ACT Together


The Organisation

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for ACT Together, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. Casual & Part Time, Permanent opportunities exist for Residential Care Workers within ACT Together based in various locations within ACT.

The Role

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Residential Care Workers will effectively ensure the provision of high quality service and support that will deliver significant improvements in the lives of the children and young people in which they work with.

The Candidate

The ideal Residential Care Workers will:

  • Utilise current practices in therapeutic interventions for children and young people in care with regard to trauma and/or attachment-based behaviour
  • Ensure that their allocated child/young person's mandatory and essential requirements are met
  • Facilitate day to day casework and planning
  • Develop, monitor and review their allocated child/young person's care plan, review, future planning plan and any other significant meetings
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of a safe and planned environment where children and young people's developmental needs are effectively met
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness, tidiness, comfort, safety, homeliness within the residential home environment
  • Support engagement in suitable activities with child and/or young people

Casual position - please include your availability for shifts within your resume.

  • AM shifts - 8am - 3pm
  • PM shifts - 3pm - 11pm
  • S/O Shifts - 11pm - 8am

Part Time Permanent position - 31.15 hours weekly - (250 hours over an 8 week roster)

Barnardos works closely with Aboriginal Partnership Agencies in the community, and would welcome application from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Additional information

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check

How to apply

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