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Youth Residential Rehabilitation Workers - Bendigo

Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO)

Is this you?

  • Passionate about working with young people to provide psychosocial rehabilitation?
  • Want to work in the local community and make a difference?
  • Desire to learn and be guided by an experienced and passionate leader?

At ACSO, we look for people who believe in second chances, who share our values and are passionate about supporting forensic clients to re integrate back into the community. If this sounds like you, read on!

What ACSO can offer you

  • Casual positions available - Bendigo location!
  • $47.43 per hour (inclusive of 25% casual loading) + penalty rates as applicable
  • Shifts available across a 24/7 roster - work flexibly!
  • ACSO is dedicated to supporting our employees to learn, develop and grow whilst part of the ACSO family! Whether it is workplace health and safety, clinical practice, family violence capability building, diversity and inclusion, leadership or all of the above, ACSO will ensure you have the opportunity to be your best self in our workplace from the moment you join us.
  • Wellbeing initiatives such as free flu vaccines, wellbeing and professional development vouchers, Employee Assistance Program and Reward and Recognition Program. Our employees matter!
  • Dedicated inclusion and diversity initiatives to support employees from all backgrounds and dispositions, including specialised leave for cultural ceremonies and gender affirmation.
  • Supportive, positive and innovative culture

About Us

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a vibrant, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We are an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community where prison truly is the last resort. Our purpose is to strengthen the wellbeing of our communities by advocating for and delivering services which divert people away from the justice system.

The Australian Community Support Organisation recognises the right to a safe and inclusive service without bias. ACSO is committed to the equitable treatment of its participants, employees, and partners. We believe in humanity and celebrating the diverse voices of our community through leadership, practice, and policy design, to honour and embrace diverse traditions, cultures, and experiences of those we support and work alongside.

About the role and program

Our Youth Residential Rehabilitation (YRR) program is in the Loddon Catchment in Bendigo Victoria. The YRR is a 24-hour service that supports youth aged 16-25 with a diagnosed mental illness. The aim of the program is to support young people to develop their life skills and implement treatment strategies to enable them to live independently in the community and to improve their quality of life.

Working under the general direction of the Team Leader, and in collaboration with the Youth Residential Services Case Manager, the Youth Residential Rehabilitation Worker will:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate lifestyle and skills programs to support residents to maintain and develop life skills, by:
    • Assisting residents to develop the skills required for independent everyday living such as leisure activities, meal preparation and cleaning; administration of medication; prompting with personal hygiene
    • Implementing risk assessment and risk management strategies that support residents to achieve their goals. Contribute to and implement treatment goals as guided by the Residential Support Plan (One Plan), Risk Management Plan and Treatment Plan
    • Aiding residents to increase positive behaviours, improving quality of life and providing opportunities for community reintegration.
  • Support residents to develop personal routines and lifestyles to meet their individual needs, abilities and preferences, by
    • Identifying and acting on opportunities for clients to develop skills and competencies
    • Facilitating clients to maintain relationships with family, friends and support networks in the community as identified in their individual plan
    • Effectively responding to and supporting clients to develop positive recovery goals.
  • As a member of the multidisciplinary team, actively contribute to the development, implementation, and review of:
    • Client assessments
    • Care team meetings
    • Individual support and treatment plans.

The role of Youth Residential Rehabilitation Worker requires the ability to perform continuous shift work across a 24 hours per day, 7 days a week program, on rostered shifts, which can involve a combination of morning, afternoon and sleep over shifts including weekends. Due to the nature of shift work the ability to convey important information to co-workers at the end of each shift and to work as part of a team is critical.

What we're looking for

  • Minimum Diploma level qualification in a health or behaviour related field (Community Services, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug, Disability, etc.) and a minimum of 1-year experience in the mental health field
  • Current First-Aid Certificate (Provide First Aid, Level 2 or above) or willingness to obtain
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office and other basic computer programs
  • Ability to build positive relationships and communicate with people with diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated capacity to work flexibly, possess the ability to manage competing demands, and able to effectively set boundaries and limits where required

How to Apply

If you think you'd be a great fit - we'd love to hear from you!

To apply and view the position description (PD), please visit our careers website and provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter responding to the following:

  1. What is your experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating lifestyle and skills programs to support young people?
  2. How would you support residents to develop personal routines and lifestyles to meet their individual needs?
  3. What is your approach to working as part of a multidisciplinary team? What makes you a great team player?

Please note ACSO is committed to maintaining a working environment that is safe and minimises risk to the health and wellbeing of all employees, clients, contractors, volunteers, and representatives.

As ACSO is an NDIS provider, the successful candidate must hold an NDIS Worker Screening Check Clearance and employer Working with Children Check (WWCC) before they commence employment in this position.

To learn more about this position, please contact Lesley Olsen, Team Leader - YRR, on 0437 808 877.

A position description is attached.

Applications are regularly reviewed so apply early!

ACSO proudly acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's first peoples and pay respect to their rich culture, lores, customs and elders past and present. We strongly embrace the spirit of reconciliation and continue working towards ensuring an equal voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, particularly those who have been touched by the justice system.

The Australian Community Support Organisation embraces diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people regardless of their background. All suitable applicants for this role will be considered regardless of age, ability, race, gender expression, sex, cultural background, spiritual beliefs or lived experience.

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